Obituaries 06-03-2020

James Crowley

Everett Aluminum Retiree, Friend to All and a True Gentle Spirit

James F. Crowley of Malden entered into rest peacefully surrounded by family on May 28 at the age of 81.

The son of the late Eleanor Powell and Daniel Crowley, he was born in Somerville in 1938. He was a graduate of Malden High School and was a member of the National Guard and Irish American. 

 James was married to his wife for 56 years and raised a wonderful family in Everett.  He was an instrumental part of another family, the Conti family, where he worked at Everett Aluminum for 48 years.  His passion was taking care of customers and meeting the needs of so many that walked through the door.

He enjoyed coaching Immaculate CYO basketball in Everett and attending of his childrens sporting events.  A friend to all who crossed his path.  A true gentle spirit.

James was an avid camper and loved the outdoors.  He enjoyed the simple things in life and looked forward to being with friends and family which were most important to him. 

James is survived by his wife, Gertrude “Trudy” (Laskey) Crowley, his brother, Daniel and his wife, Theresa. He was the brother of the late Robert and Ann, brother-in-law of George Laskey and the late Barbara Long, step brother of the late Raymond Powell, daughter, Kathleen Crowley-Paoletta and her husband, Joseph of Saugus, son, James Crowley and his wife, Kristine of Malden, daughter, Karen Crowley Caldwell Oehme and her husband, Walter of Lowell, son, Joseph Crowley and his wife, Cheryl of Middleton and his foster child, Martin Mickle of North Carolina.  He is also survived by seven grandchildren: JC, Kelsie, Amber, Joseph, Ryan, Brian and Lilyann along with many nieces and nephews.

Viewing arrangements will take place on Thursday, June 4 at Mackey Funeral Home, 128 South Main Street, Route 114 West, Middleton, by invitation only and a certain visiting schedule due to the devastating effects of COVID-19.  A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, June 5 at St. Joseph’s Church, 790 Salem Street, Malden at 10 a.m. by invitation only.  Friends are welcome to attend in vehicles in the parking lot to listen via an audio sound system again relating to the Pandemic.  Immediately following, the interment service will be held at Puritan Lawn in Peabody.

In lieu of flowers, due to Covid-19, donations may be made to St. Jude’s Hospital www.stjude.org (Memorial Giving, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105) or Care Dimensions Hospice Care [email protected] (Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan Street, B-102, Danvers, MA 01923) with deep appreciation. Condolences can be made at www.mackeyfuneralhome.com.

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