Rosa M. Crespo

Rosa M. Crespo, 92, of Hightstown, NJ, passed away at home on Saturday, February 12, 2022.


Born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, Rosa has resided in Hightstown for many years. Prior to retiring, she worked with the cafeteria staff at McGraw Hill in East Windsor. Rosa was a devoted member of St. Anthony of Padua RC Church. She will be fondly remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great-great grandmother.


Predeceased by her parents, Abraham and Felicita; her husband, Pedro Crespo; and her son, Gregorio “Bindo” Crespo; she is survived by her daughter, Anna L. Santiago; her sons, Anthony and James Crespo; her daughter-in-law, Barbara Crespo; her grandchildren, Candi, Ricky and his wife Holly, Nikki, Jose and his wife Jennifer, Eddie and his wife Melisa, and Dawn; her great-grandchildren, Kenny, Theo, Xavier, E.J., Lucci, Dylan, Mia, Anthony and Brittany; and her great-great-grandchildren, Arya Rose and Ambrose.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, February 17, 2022, at 11:30 a.m. at St. Anthony of Padua R.C. Church, 251 Franklin Street, Hightstown, NJ.


Interment will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Hightstown, NJ.


Visitation for family and friends will be held on Thursday, February 17, 2022, from 10:15 a.m. until 11:15 a.m. at St. Anthony of Padua R.C. Church, 251 Franklin Street, Hightstown, NJ.


The Crespo family requests that masks be worn by all attendees at the visitation and funeral services of Rosa.


In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Rosa’s memory to The America Diabetes Foundation or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital by visiting In Memory Of at


Arrangements are under the direction of Simplicity Funeral and Cremation Services at Glackin Chapel, 136 Morrison Ave., Hightstown, NJ.