Craig Lewis Appleby

December 16, 1960September 23, 2011

Appleby, Craig, former U.S. Marine of Sturgis, S.D. formerly of Sudbury and Harwichport, passed away suddenly on Sept. 23, 2011. Loving son of Eleanor (Cooke) Appleby-Doran and the late Robert L. Appleby. Father of Robert Appleby Holmes, Victoria Appleby and Parker Appleby. Beloved brother of Diane Holmes of CA, Hollis Stevens of South Weymouth and Robin Shaw of Harwichport. Dear nephew of Ruth Steeves of NH. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews. Funeral service at St. Elizabeth Church, One Morse Road, Sudbury, Sat. Oct. 8 at 11 AM. Relatives and friends kindly invited. The family will receive visitors at the Duckett – J. S. Waterman & Sons, Home of Memorial Tribute, 656 Boston Post Rd., (Rt. 20) SUDBURY, Fri. Oct. 7, 5-8 PM. Donations in memory of Craig may be made to your favorite charity.


  • Visitation Friday, October 7, 2011
  • Funeral Service Saturday, October 8, 2011

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John George

October 8, 2011

Dearest Appleby family -- Although I hadn't seen Craig since leaving Sudbury in 1971, I'll always remember him as the sweet kid next door -- just like many of these specials photos show him. My thoughts today are with you and Craig, and I'm sorry for your loss.

October 6, 2011

Dear Hollis and the entire Appleby Family-
My how the years have past. Never would any of us expected to see the notice of Craig. How close we all use to be - so many years and not so far a distance to have lost such touch. My heart goes out to your family. Years of memories. God bless all of you.
Laura Bartlett Abrams
ps I'm so sorry I will be out of town tomorrow night........

Robert O'Connell

October 6, 2011

On behalf of the Massachusettes American Veterans Organization, I thank you for your service
And sacrifice while defending our freedom.
I pray that God grants you eternal peace and your family comfort and strength.
May God Bless you and yours.

Respectfully Yours,
Robert T. O’Connell
Massachusttes State Chaplain

October 4, 2011

To my one and only Uncle, I still can't believe your gone..I cry a river evey day wondering why god took you from us way to soon. You are one of the two heros in my life that has made a wonderful impact to my life. I will never forget you and my heart is broken knowing I can't call and talk to you anymore. I will always remember our last words three weeks ago...I love you

Love your beloved neice, Victoria aka Vic

Rob Stevenx

October 4, 2011

I looked up to as and older brother and that will never change.I will never forget our times together,fishing at the end of the jetti,bringing me and my best friend riding at the sandpits,the Korean flag you gave me when you returned home,this could go on and on. Please give Grampa a big hug and kiss from all of us. I will someday have the relationship that I missed out on with him.Gonna miss you. I love you and will never forget you.Never can say goodbye,but I can say,I can't wait to see you again! I LOVE YOU UNCLE CRAIG!

Hollis Stevens

October 4, 2011

This candle lights for you Craig....I miss hearing your voice and laugh. I can not believe this is real. I don't want to say goodbye, so I will say "see ya",please give dad a big hug for me....I love you!!! Forever in my heart.....Hollis

Mary Howe Paige

October 4, 2011

Diane, Hollis, and Appleby family,

Although I don't remember Craig, I do have fond memories of the Appleby family and home. My thoughts and prayers are with you.


A Heartfelt Message

October 3, 2011

Elaine McGrath

October 3, 2011

Dear Mrs. Appleby, Hollis and sisters

I am really sorry to hear of Craig's passing. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Love Elaine