Bonnie M. Crowley
May 2, 1946 – August 31, 2019
Atlanta, GA and Old Town-- On August 31, 2019, Bonnie Crowley left us unexpectedly. She was born in Old Town May 2, 1946 a daughter of Bernard and Loretta (Parady) St. Louis. Bonnie was a former Old Town resident and worked for years at the University of Maine at Orono. She had immense love for everyone – her family, children and grandchildren were her pride and joy. Togetherness amongst her family was her most precious value (along with cheering on the Boston Red Sox and an occasional visit to the slot machine)! Bonnie was truly one of a kind. She was known as Memere to everyone - anyone who was lucky enough to meet her became her family. Bonnie is predeceased by her husband, Patrick Crowley, parents Bernard and Loretta St. Louis, stepmother Corrine St. Louis, sisters Dorothy Tait, Brenda St. Louis, and Marlene St. Louis, brother Thomas St. Louis, and niece Kimberly St. Louis. She is survived by her children Jeff and Ann Crowley, Jackie and Tony Lavoie, Larry Crowley, and Roger and Stephanie Crowley, sister, Cindy Plourde and husband Bob, grandchildren, Samantha Lavoie, Caitlyn Crowley, Jordyn Lavoie Certusi and husband John, Chelsey Crowley Howard and husband Dan, Candace Crowley, Emmalee Crowley, Shane Crowley and Savannah Crowley, and great-grandchildren, Addison, Peyton, and Colton, and fur-baby, Mocha; three step-sisters Frances Parady, Jackie Crowley, and Marylee Haines. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10AM Monday September 9, 2019 at Resurrection of the Lord, Holy Family Parish Catholic Church Old Town, ME. Burial will at St. Joseph Cemetery, Old Town. Immediately following all services, everyone is welcome to return to the Parish Center for a light luncheon.
- Mass of Christian Burial Monday, September 9, 2019
Bonnie M. Crowley
September 5, 2019
A servant leader is a devoted and helpful follower or supporter, “a tireless servant of god”.
There are thousands of books written about leadership and organizations have invested billions to build a culture of servant leadership. No offense to Bonnie’s intellect but I’m pretty sure she never studied the concept. She lived it. She walked the walk. She was just naturally a servant leader in every aspect.
Bonnie loyally served everyone. She served her parents, her siblings, her husband, her kids, her grandkids, her great grandkids, her kid’s friends, thousands of students, banquet attendees, employers, employees…she was always serving.
Most of the time she worked two jobs. If she wasn’t working at the UMO or the Shuffle, she was cleaning the house, doing laundry, baking Pat’s cakes so they were prepared to frost, volunteering at the Knights of Columbus, decorating and preparing for big family holiday gatherings or running errands. Although she may sneak in an episode of GH or slip out for a night of BINGO with Yoshi, she was always giving unconditionally.
No, Bonnie didn’t need to read “how to” books on servant leadership or attend pricey seminars. Bonnie was the epitome of a servant leader. She was hospitable, patient, humble, gracious, a good listener and never judgmental. It’s not that she was never thrown a curve ball either. Bonnie’s experiences were like Farmer’s Insurance… She knew a thing or two because she saw a thing or two!
The world needs more genuine servant leaders like Bonnie. She will be missed but the lessons she taught and her spirit will remain in the hearts of many.
May Saint Bonnie rest in peace.
Much love, prayers and support to the entire Crowley family.
May your hearts heal with time.