Obituary of Eunice McCracken


Eunice McCracken, 88, of Housatonic, died June 4, 2018 at Fairview Hospital, surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Sheffield on December 13, 1929, the daughter of the late Arthur and Angela (Zucco) Funk, she attended local schools and married the late Richard McCracken in 1947. She enjoyed baking, sewing, knitting, building puzzles, and playing Bingo.  She was an avid animal lover and enjoyed feeding the birds, squirrels, and other critters.  She was particularly fond of cats and leaves behind her beloved kitty, Betsy.

Throughout her lifetime, she worked in the kitchens of the Great Barrington Healthcare Center, Berkshire School, and the former Hillside Restaurant.  She was also a seamstress for Country Curtains and a sales clerk for the Community Action thrift shop. Additionally, she drove school bus for several years and was also a personal caregiver for several individuals.

In addition to her parents and her husband, she was predeceased by her brother Arthur Funk, her daughter Linda Young, and her grandson Michael. She is survived by her sister Norma Champigny, daughters Kim Mahoney and her husband Patrick, Susan McCracken and her companion Elvis, and Anita McCracken and her husband David Goodrich.  She is also survived by her grandchildren Erin Mahoney, Melissa Cardel and her husband Erik, Eden Curtin and her husband Joshua, Karen Lopez and her husband Chris, and Rachel Barnett. She also leaves great grandchildren Domenic, Skyler, and Caleb, as well as several nieces and nephews.

At Eunice’s request, there are no calling hours and funeral services will be private.  Those who wish to make memorial contributions may do so to Purradise of Great Barrington in care of BIRCHES-ROY FUNERAL HOME 33 SOUTH ST. GREAT BARRINGTON MA 01230. Condolences may be made through

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