MONROE TOWNSHIP - SHEA ANN CROTHERS passed away suddenly on April 12, 2019. She was 20.
Born in New Brunswick, she resided in Monroe Township.
Shea was an avid competition cheerleader with World Cup All Star Cheer and Monroe Township High School.
She was a student at East Carolina University, where she was majoring in Communications.
Shea was a proud member of Tri Sigma National Sorority.
She was a Communicant of St. Bartholomew R.C. Church, East Brunswick.
Surviving are her parents, Thomas Crothers and Lisa M. Crothers; her brother, Kyle Crothers; her grandmother, Esther Crothers, and her beloved dog, Rudy, and cat, Boo, both of whom she rescued. She is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and close friends.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 18, 2019, at 9:15 am, at The BRUNSWICK MEMORIAL HOME, 454 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick, followed by a 10:00 am Mass of Christian Burial at St. Bartholomew R.C. Church, East Brunswick. Cremation will be private.
Friends may visit on Wednesday, April 17th, from 4-8 pm, at the funeral home. For directions, please visit the "Services" page.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Make-A-Wish Foundation, Gift Processing, 1702 East Highland Avenue, Suite 400, Phoenix, AZ 85016 (www.wish.org) -or- Woodbridge Animal Society Volunteers, P.O. Box 555, Woodbridge, NJ 07095 (donations accepted by check only).
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We are strangers but I saw a picture of your beautiful child and wanted to write and offer you hope. I too lost a child, a son, when he was 16, in an accident. People offered me sympathy, condolences, assurance that God didn't make mistakes, etc. They meant well of course. I no longer believe that it was God's will, I believe God wept with me as I too am His child. I stopped asking, "Why?", because even if I knew the reason, it would hurt no less. I learned how it felt to have a broken heart because at times my chest hurt so bad I couldn't breathe but in time I found that a heart that is broken allows room for more love. There is no way around the grief but through it. I offer you this: in time, her memory will bring you smiles instead of tears. As you hold on to faith you learn that there is no waste in the universe and Shea Ann's life had great meaning and her spirit and soul live on through the others (including yourselves) she impacted through her too short life. I hope I have not intruded on this private time in your lives but for some reason I felt compelled to write to you. I will remember her.
Helen Semrau, Brigantine, NJ
To the Family of Shea,
Sorry for your loss of your dear love one,the Bible speaks of death being a enemy 1 Cor 15:26 and also
Calls it a string, 1 Cor15:55 to 57 In Mark 12:27 Jehovah is a God not of the dead but of the living.
Please find comfort in God's promise of a resurrection in a Paradise earth,I hope the scripture bring the family comfort,
To the Crothers Family:
Our sincere condolences to the Crothers family, so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you!!
The Branche Family
May the care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. Our most sincere condolences.
The Maiolo Family
Our sincere condolences to the entire Crothers family. Shea will always remain in the hearts and thoughts of those that had the privilege of meeting her. May she rest in peace and have eternal joy while "cheering" with the angels. Our prayers are with the entire Crothers family during this most difficult time.
Our deepest condolences to the entire Crothers family. She will always remain in the hearts and thoughts of all who have had the privilege of having contact with your beautiful daughter. May she rest in peace and "cheer" with the angels above. We will be praying for you and the entire family during this most difficult time.
The Curnan Family
The Carothers family.
So sorry for your loss will keep all in our prayers 🙏🏻🙏🏻
Our prayers are with you and your family during this time of sorroe, may the Lord comfort you and give you peace and courage during the days ahead.
Tom and Lisa,
Words will never adequately express our sorrow and condolences for the passing of your beautiful daughter Shea. Although I never had the pleasure of meeting her, from all I have read about her online she was a beautiful soul both inside and out. She blessed her family and all who knew her with a lifetime full of joy, compassion and kindness, and she was God's greatest gift to you.
Please accept our most sincere condolences for your loss, and know that we have been and will continue to keep your family in our thoughts and prayers.
Tom and Donna Finn
Our deepest condolences to you and your entire family. We wish there were some words to help make such a difficult time a little easier to bear. Our prayers are with you.
The Krause Family
So extremely sorry for your loss. We will pray for the entire family. The Nicolaro family from St Bartholomew's Church.
My deepest condolences to all of the Crothers Family. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Many hugs and tons of love being shared with your family.
I am very sorry for your loss of such a beautiful daughter. I wish I could be there for your family’s loss. My prayers are with you and your family at this very difficult time. My deepest condolences.
Jim Riehl and family
My deepest condelences to the Crothers. You all are in my thoughts and prayers and have been since Friday. With Love and hugs, Eric.
My thoughts and prayers are with all of the Crothers Family. I have been praying since Friday.
Please accept our deepest sympathy on the death of Shea. Our prayers are with your whole family. The Fallon Family
Please accept our deepest sympathy on Sheas unfortunate death. Our prayers are with all your family. The Fallon Family
We are so sorry for your loss. There are no words for the loss of your beautiful daughter. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers in this difficult time. May Shea's beautiful soul Rest in Peace.
Stacy, Adam, Justin, Jared & Jordan Horowitz
I am so sorry for your loss! She was an amazing teammate and an even better friend. We weren't necessarily close but when we did talk they were the best few minutes anyone can ever have. She was a beautiful soul and is always watching over you guys.
We are so so sorry and heartbroken for your loss of beautiful Shea-my family is praying for you.
Tommy and Lisa,
We are heartbroken at the terrible news about Shea. There are no words we can offer other than we are praying for you all.
Rest In Peace Shea
Don , Debbie, Jennifer &. Kristen Bennett
Tom and Family, I'm so sorry for your loss of your beautiful daughter. Hold onto the wonderful memories and she will always be in your heart. May she rest in peace and watch over you always.
There are no words for the loss your family grieves. I knew Shea from middle school and despite that we weren’t friends, everyone knew about her electric smile and contagious laugh. She was one of those girls you just liked without ever even speaking to. I am completely heartbroken and in shock that she is no longer with us, but she lives on in our memory forever. She is hard to forget and your family is in my prayers. Heaven gained a beautiful and soulful angel. I hope your family can find peace. My truest and deepest condolences.
There are no words, I am so very very sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter
Our hearts go out to you Lisa, Tom, Kyle and family. May the knowledge that only her body left and not her soul be a comfort to you in these difficult times. Heaven gained beautiful angel, that will look upon you for the rest of your life. At the end you will all be reunited. God bless you, God protect you, God give you comfort.
May God send blessings and healing during this difficult time. May her soul be at peace.
There are no right words at this time. Lisa our hearts, prayers and thoughts go out to you and the family. May she Rest In Peace. The Conroy Family
Tommy, my heart aches. Struggling just to find words to offer comfort...Shea, you, Lisa and Kyle are in my thoughts. The world has been cheated at the loss of a wonderful young lady. Bob and Rita Strempek
My prayers are with you Lisa. God Bless Shea’s soul and I hope you find comfort in knowing her life was lived! Much love always
Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.
My thoughts and prayers are with the Crothers family during this most difficult time. God bless you all. May she Rest In Peace.
Lisa, there are no words I can write or say that can ever express what I am feeling for you and your family. I can’t make your pain go away, but I want you to know I’m here with a shoulder or an ear or anything else you need. I wish you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart. My thoughts and prayers are with you now and in the days to come.
"Wherever a beautiful soul has been
there is a trail of beautiful memories."
My thoughts and prayers are with the Carothers family. Shea was a sweet, kind, and caring young lady. She was a student in my 7th grade homeroom and science classs who will be dearly missed. Fran Balint
May God lift you up with his healing hand. I hope and pray that you can find comfort during this heartbreaking time. The DiGirolamo family, ECU Pirates and family of Phi Gamma Delta
No words can express how I feel for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your Family
I didn’t know her personally and didn’t have many classes together however, the few classes I did have she always made everyone around her happy and brought out the best in people. So sorry for her family and friends. Thoughts and prayers.
Cannot find any words...our hearts are broken for your entire family. Sending love, prayers and strength always. The Moss Family
What a tragic loss for a parent. Our sincerest condolences. May the Lord give you the strength you need to get through this. So sorry for your loss.
Lisa, I was deeply saddened to hear of the sudden loss of your daughter Shea. My sincere sympathy and condolences to you and your family and friends. I am so very sorry for your loss.
Thoughts & prayers to you and your family
My heart is with you, as well as my thoughts and prayers...
Thoughts and prayers to the entire family at this most difficult time
The Paquette Family
Lisa, my deepest condolences
Please accept my heartfelt condolences. I've always remembered Shea as one of my kindest, good-hearted and sweetest 1st graders. You're all in my thoughts and prayers. 🙏🙏🙏
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