Obituaries

John D. Crowley

Died: 2019-09-06
Resided in: Danvers & Naples, FL
Viewing type: Celebration of Life
Viewing location: Mackey FH
Viewing date: 2019-09-28 * 9:00-10:45am *
Service type:
Service date: 2019-09-28 10:45am
Service location: All at Mackey FH
Burial type: Burial
Burial date: 2019-09-28
Cemetery: Walnut Grove, Danvers, MA
Contributions: In lieu of flowers and expressions of sympathy, donations in his memory can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, National Processing Center, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516.
Obituary:  

John David ("Jack") Crowley of Naples, FL., formerly of Danvers, Mashpee and Malden passed away at age 83 from complications from a stroke on September 6, 2019. Jack was married to his beloved late wife Carol with whom he shared 54 years of marriage. He was the son of George ("Pete") Crowley and Grace (O'Brien) Crowley of Malden. Jack was born in Boston, raised in Malden and attended Malden Catholic High School. He was the New England Sales Representative of Armstrong Bros. Tool Co. for over 27 years. He was a former Vice-President of the Irish-American Club in Malden and President of the Danvers Mr. and Mrs. Club. Jack loved politics and was active in many political campaigns. He served as a Danvers Town Meeting member and as Chairperson of the Democratic Town Committee. He also was a member of the Danvers Board of Selectman from 1982-1988, serving twice as its Chairman. In retirement, he was a volunteer at Physicians Regional Hospital in Naples where he made many new friends, particularly Ali Avila to whom he became a de facto family member to. Jack will be remembered for his quick wit, gift of gab, unmatched skills as a raconteur, and being a consummate "people person". In addition to spending time with family and friends, he enjoyed movies, travel, musicals, concerts and listening to the radio. He greatly enjoyed his time living in and summering on Popponessett Beach in Mashpee, and his summer time spent at Waterville Valley, NH; as well as Wolfeboro, NH with his dear friends, Henry and Marsha McDermott. He is survived by his son, Jonathan Crowley and his wife Jennifer of Littleton; four grandchildren, Mary and Maggie Crowley of Littleton, Michael and Brian Crowley of Midlothian, Virginia. He also leaves behind his brother-in law, Michael Vasily and his wife Maureen of Melrose, his sister-in-law, Joan Maher and her husband Joe formerly of Wenham, as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews. Jack was predeceased by his loving son, David, Sgt. First Class U.S. Army. He will be remembered as a loyal and caring friend to many, whether lifelong "1st grade friends" from Malden, or those from Danvers, Popponessett and Naples.

Visiting Hours will be held Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 9:00-10:45 a.m. followed by a memorial service in his memory both to be held at the Mackey Funeral Home located at 128 S. Main Street (Rt. 114), Middleton followed by a burial service at Walnut Grove Cemetery in Danvers. In lieu of flowers and expressions of sympathy, donations in his memory can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, National Processing Center, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516.

For the 60 plus years I knew Jack, he's always had a smile on his face; always greeted you graciously and made you laugh. It was my privilege to be maid of honor at his and Carol's wedding those many years ago. In recent years, we only stayed in touch by cell phone, but still our conversations always ended on a happy note. Jack, you're in my prayers now. Marilyn Canney Litvak
Jack was a man before his time. He never let his day job get in the way of his hobbies, chief among them politics and helping others. He always appreciated the trust and confidence Danvers voters placed in him. He loved the job and it loved him back. When it came to running again, he told his friends that that while he cherished every day of service, it was time for someone else to pick up the challenge. He and Carol were a wonderful team, who had few, if any, boring days. We can all take solace in the fact that they are now reunited along with David for eternity. It was one of the privileges of my life to call them my friends. To Jon and family you have my deepest sympathies. I regret that recent surgery makes it impossible for me to be there in person tomorrow but please know that I will be there in spirit. Mike O'Connor

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