James W. Crocker SR (Jim), 78, of Middleton, MA passed on Saturday February 25th 2017 at Beverly Hospital. Jim was born in Everett, MA on August 28th, 1938, the son of Charles and Thelma Crocker. A loving husband to Carolyn (McLean), married April 13th, 1963; a devoted father to Deborah, James JR, and Eric; brother to Dorothea (Dottie), Barbara, Charlie (Butch), and Donald; a grandfather to Shawn, Kenny, and Marina; with several nieces and nephews.
Jim was known for his community service and selflessly volunteered his time as an Everett Auxiliary policeman and Middleton call fireman. He also volunteered for the American Red Cross Disaster Service. He worked over 50 years as a burglar and fire alarm technician. Jim enjoyed his personal time watching the Red Sox, Patriots and Bruins and loved to fish.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations made to Parkinsonís Foundation at www.parkinsons.org and/or the Brain Aneurysm Foundation at www.bafound.org.
|You all remember the old saying "you can pick your friends but you can't pick your relatives". Not sure what they really meant or maybe I was just blessed as Jim was the best relative,brother-in-law and friend that anyone could have. He was also a wonderful dedicated husband, father, grandfather, mentor and friend. He enjoyed family and the simple things of life. He knew his niche and maximized the simple but important joys served up during his life's journey. He worked hard and never ran from any challenge that I can recall over the 50 plus years that I have known him. I don't think I ever heard him complain, other than perhaps being a tab upset about how a Bruins or Red Sox game turned out. He was always ready to help a friend or stranger.
We will miss him, but we find peace knowing that he is a member of God's family as well as our family and today we find strength knowing that he is in Heaven with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.