Frederick A. Crothers

March 7, 1933March 6, 2014

Frederick Arthur Crothers died peacefully at home after a brief illness on March 6, 2014. He was born in Providence, Rhode Island on March 7, 1933 son of Norbert J. and Catherine Moran Crothers.

Fred leaves his beloved wife of 55 years, Rita Gillooly Crothers and devoted daughters, Deborah, Eastchester, NY; Monica, Yonkers, NY; and Laura Ansel (Donald) of Danbury, CT and his loving grandchildren, Ryan and Caitlin Ansel. He also leaves his brother, Norbert J. Crothers of Mashpee, MA and sister, Regina Tritle of Bloomington, MN.

Fred was a graduate of Hope High School and Providence College and began his business career in Providence with G.E. Credit Corporation after serving in the U.S. Army.

He and Rita married in 1958 and moved to Philadelphia and Stamford, CT through transfers. They chose Danbury in 1967 to raise their family. Fred retired from Homequity, Inc. of Wilton, CT as Manager of Cash Management in 1992 and enjoyed some travel, golf, and summers in Little Compton, R.I. as resident of Round Meadows.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, Mar. 13, 2013 at 11am at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 74 Simmons Rd., Little Compton, RI. Burial will follow in Our Lady of Fatima Cemetery, South of Commons, Little Compton, RI.

Friends will be received on Monday from 5pm to 7pm at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury, CT.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Fred's memory may be made to Regional Hospice and Home Care of Western CT., 39 Old Ridgebury Rd., Danbury, CT 06810. For further information or to express condolences on-line, go to - See more at:


  • Visitation Monday, March 10, 2014
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, March 13, 2014

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Gerard Salvador

March 20, 2014

Our hearts go out to the entire Crothers family at this time of loss. God Bless you all.

Carol Glintenkamp

March 14, 2014

Dear Mrs. Crothers, Deb, Monica and Laura,
Mom has alerted me of the sudden loss of Fred. She is in Florida and wants so much to let you know you are in
her, and our, thoughts. Mr. Crothers always had a soft smile and quiet manner with us as kids, and was such a classy guy. We hold you all in our prayers and hope you are comforted by warm memories and good friends. Much love, The Glintenkamp Family

Anita Penn

March 13, 2014

Dear Crothers Family, I am so sorry to hear of Fred's and your Father's passing. He was always such a true gentleman.
You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Love Anita Penn

Dianne and Bob Yamin

March 10, 2014

Monica and Family: We are sorry about your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Sue Ashton-Swanson

March 10, 2014

Regina, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family upon the passing of Fred. I hope that you have similar memories as I when we were so young and living on Sargent Ave. in Providence. As girls we did look up to your brothers and my parents so enjoyed knowing your folks as well. Take good care.

Mary Agnes Fennessey

March 10, 2014

So very sorry to hear from my mother Theresa of Fred's death... will definitely miss his presence at Little Compton's beach this summer. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts....

Jim! Joanne Booth

March 10, 2014

Dear Rita and family. We were deeply saddened to hear of Fred's passing. He was a great friend, a great neighbor and a great person. He will be greatly missed by the Round Meadow community.

Jim and Joanne Booth

Michele Appleby

March 10, 2014

May your memories comfort you during this very difficult time. My Deepest sympathy to you and your family.

Linda Salvador

March 10, 2014

My prayers go out to the Crothers family at this time of loss.

March 10, 2014

Rita and family,
Saddened to hear of Fred's passing. We so enjoyed the time we spent together at the beach. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Ron & Lorry Laliberte and family