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MICHAEL J. CRABTREE


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MICHAEL J. CRABTREE Obituary
CRABTREE, Michael J. Of Turner Falls MA, and formerly of Westwood, MA, died suddenly on June 9, 2018 at the age of 49. Michael graduated from Westwood High School in 1986 and went on to study at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. He was the beloved son of William and Carolyn Crabtree of Sarasota, FL. Michael is survived by his brother Bill and wife Pam of Medfield MA; his sister Karen Synk and Glenn Yoder of Osprey FL; and his brother Chris and wife Chrissy of Wayland MA. Michael also leaves his nieces Gretchen, Caroline, Molly, Elena, Noelle, and nephews William, Kevin, Steven and Alex. Mike was a dedicated sports fan who loved the New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox and Boston Celtics. In his teen years, he bought and traded baseball cards, which turned into an impressive collection. He loved health and fitness and enjoyed the outdoors. He became an avid bass fisherman while spending summers with his family on Cape Cod. Fishing with Mike was a learning experience. He was always guaranteed to catch the most fish. Mike had a true love for music. He was a bass player in a reggae band during his college years. He was a country and rock enthusiast and a talented guitarist and piano player. Michael was a generous and caring man. He had the biggest, kindest and most loving heart and will be missed by so many. The family owes a special thanks to Pastor Matt Howe, who was an important person in Michael's life. His presence and acts of kindness will forever be appreciated. Services and interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Michael's memory to: Erving Evangelical Church, 4 East Main Street, Erving, MA 01344.

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Published in The Boston Globe on June 15, 2018
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