March 17, 1924 – October 23, 2018
Crowley, Jerome ‘Pat’ - Age 94, of Canton, formerly of Scituate, passed away on October 23, 2018. Born in Scituate to Jerome and Margaret Crowley, Pat was the husband of the late Bonnie Crowley for 58 years before her passing in 2004. He graduated from Scituate High School in 1941 and joined the Navy in 1942 where he served in the South Pacific during World War II.
He met his future wife while stationed in Iceland. Pat began working for the International Union of Hoisting and Portable Engineers in 1951 and thoroughly enjoyed the many construction projects he worked on and the wonderful people he worked with until his retirement in 2015 at the age of 90. His hobbies included race cars, gardening, traveling, and winemaking.
He is survived by his loving family and friends. Beloved father of Jerome Crowley (Jean) of Scituate, Richard Crowley (Donna) of Jacksonville, FL, Nina Furnes (Ken) of Monroe, CT, Ed Crowley, (Pam) of Scituate and Tricia Read, (Cliff) of Wrentham, MA. Cherished grandfather to Dr. Jay, Christian, Diana (Brandon), Melissa (Bryan), Ricky (Julia), David, Sean, Gary, Kyle and Megan. Adored Great Grandfather to Mia, Kaitlyn, Trace and Sam.
He will be fondly remembered by his siblings Peggy, Jane and Patricia, his dear friend Mary McHutcheon, his good friend John Scholl, and his late second wife Geri's daughters Sharon, Janice, Justine and their families.
A funeral will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 2pm from Richardson-Gaffey Funeral Home, 382 First Parish Road, Scituate. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be sent to the Arthritis National Research Foundation, https://curearthritis.org/general-tribute-donation/
- Arthritis National Research Foundation
- Visitation Saturday, November 3, 2018
November 6, 2018
Jerry/Dick/Nina/Eddie/Tricia - so very sorry to hear about your Dad's death. It's been eons since I last saw him, but my recollections from Thomas Ave in the 1960s & 70s was that he was a very kind man. Always seemed to have smile, and would always stop and chat with young folks like me. Plus when I was very young, he was a cool Dad because he got to work with heavy machinery like bulldozers and dump trucks! My sincerest condolences - I hope the pain of his passing will soon fade. Mike Devine
November 1, 2018
Dear Crowley Family,
My family and I would like to express our deepest condolences on the loss of Pat. It’s been several years since we have been connected. I was just a teenager when my father (Sonny Moore) passed away, Pat and Dickie were a huge help to my family at the time. During my fathers sickness Dickie made it possible for my father to get to work at Perini, and my father adored him as did we! I’ve never forgotten the impression that was left on us by these 2 men. Over the years I’ve flashed on Pat and Dickie and they have never been forgotten. He certainly left an impact and sure did pass that on to his son as I’m sure that love trickled down the line. A great man for sure and we are very sorry for your loss. With the highest respect. ~The Moore Family~ Mim, Sonnie and Kerry.
Ray & Rita Malenfant
October 30, 2018
We also came to know and love Pat from the senior center in Canton. He was the most inspirational person you could ever hope to meet. He had a “joie de vivre” that couldn’t help but make everyone in his presence feel the same. Both of us had good conversations with him about our religious upbringing and shared the same political views. May he be forever with his Maker in his heavenly home. We will so miss him.
October 29, 2018
Dear Crowley Family, we were privileged to have known Pat for about 4 years when he came to the COA in Canton. We immediately connected with his friendly welcome and of course the famous PT109 hat. Norman and Pat hit it off and they shared service related experiences and books he liked to read. He also had such a good understanding of bridge and had many laughs at any errors any of us made.
We loved hearing his stories of the many jobs he had due to training he received while in the service which some young people could benefit from. He also spoke to some of the young school people who came to the center to help and wanted to know what was going on in their classes.
He will be missed by all who knew him, his positive attitude and great smile; we could all learn from knowing him.
Rest in Peace friend
Norman & Rosalyn
October 29, 2018
Pat was very special to me. We were duplicate bridge partners together at the Canton Senior Center for several years. He was so good to me and helped me to become a better bridge player. We also were partners often in Hand and Foot (once he realized it was a card game and not manicures and pedicures!). We enjoyed dinners out at Foley's with his Mary and my husband and a few other good friends from the center. Pat was the most upbeat person I have known - everything was always wonderful. I will always remember his smile and will miss him dearly. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
My deepest sympathy to you all.
October 28, 2018
I was so sorry to hear about Uncle Pat's passing. He was so kind to Tom and me. He and Bonnie held a special place in our hearts. Thinking of all of you with love, Marcia