John Henry Cragoe, 55, and his wife, Carol Cromelin Cragoe, 55, both lifelong residents of the Washington area, were killed Sunday in a two-car collision near Millville, N.J.

They were enroute to their home in Wood Acres, Md., from their summer home in Cape May, N.J.

Mr. Cragoe was a retired vice president of the Chesapeake & Potomac Telelphone Co. Mrs. Cragoe was a former board president of the Florence Crittenton Home.

Both were born in the District. Mrs. Cragoe was a fourth-generation Washingtonian.

Mr. Cragoe attended Princeton and Maryland universities and graduated from George Washington University, where he also received a law degree. He was a member of the D.C. Bar.

He joined C&P in 1941, then served for four years with the Army Signal Corps in World War II, seeing duty in the Pacific. He returned to C&P after the war, but was recalled to active duty during the Korean conflict.

He returned to the company in 1952, and retired as a vice president in 1969. He was a former president of the Washington chapter of the National Association of Accountants.

Mr. Cragoe was a past master of the Temple Noyes-Cathedral Lodge No. 32 of the Masons and a charter member of the Palisades Lions Club of Washington.

He belonged to the Kenwood Country Club, the American Legion and the Metropolitan Memorial Methodist Church.

Mrs. Cragoe attended Penn Hall Junior College in Chambersburg, Pa. Active for many years in the work of the Florence Crittenton Home, she served as board president during 1961-65. A Florence Crittenton Circle was name in her honor.

A Grey Lady at the Washington Home for Incurables, Mrs. Cragoe also had been active in her community garden club. She was a consultant to Global Travel, Inc., a travel agency in Rosslyn.

Mr. and Mrs. Cragoe are survived by a son, John H. Jr., of Columbus, Ind.; a daughter, Carolee, of Washington, and two grandchildren.

In addition, Mrs. Cragoe is survived by her mother, Mrs. Paul B. Cromelin Sr., of Washington, and a sister, Mrs. Robert Meyer, of Akron, Ohio.

Mr. Cragoe also is survived by two sisters, Alice Ambler, of Bethesda, and Mary Hosler, of Poolesville.

The family suggests that expressions of sympathy may be in the form of contributions to the Florence Crittenton Home.