Tuesday, March 12, 2013
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Mary June Crusoe Redd died Friday, March 8, 2013, in Tampa, Fla. She was a Catholic and passed away peacefully and in grace. A true "Conch," she was born and raised in Key West, Fla., the daughter of Hilary Arthur Crusoe and Rose Torres Crusoe. She was a graduate of the Convent of Mary Immaculate and of the Miami School of Business. Mary June was the secretary to the U. S. Naval Station communications officer in Key West during World War II and, later, to the superintendent of the Monroe County Board of Public Instruction and the legal secretary to Alan B. Cleare, Jr., Monroe County solicitor, where for more than 20 years she was heavily involved with both the criminal and the civil sides of the law.

In Miami she was the legal secretary to Henry Carr, a noted criminal defense attorney. During her career she witnessed triumphs and tragedies beyond measure and kept confidences and secrets few others would ever know.

Mary June was predeceased by her parents and siblings Robert Crusoe, Florence C. White, Rose C. Lax, Hilary A. Crusoe, Jr. and Annie C. Anthony. Her son Richard M. Mesa predeceased her in 2011. She is survived by her husband of almost 49 years, John L. Redd; her sister Helen M. Savord; two children Paula A. Whitney and Dr. John L. Redd, II, DMD; seven grandchildren: Anne Handley, John Doroshuk, Paul Doroshuk, Valerie Russell, June Rodgers, Harrison Redd and Amelia Redd; and six great-grandchildren: Heather Dement, Justin Dement, Christian Handley, Anthony Doroshuk, Taylor Russell and Nathan Rodgers.

Visitation for family and friends will take place from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 14, 2013 at the Blount and Curry Funeral Home, 605 S. MacDill Ave., Tampa, Fla. A rosary service will follow at 7:30 p.m.

The high Requiem Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, March 15, 2013 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 509 N. Florida Ave., followed by interment at Myrtle Hill Cemetery. May she rest in peace in her God's loving arms.

Please sign the online guestbook at www.BlountCurryMacDill.com.