CROWLEY Gerald (Gerry) Patrick Crowley, 85, June 11, 2013 at Spaulding Rehabilitation Facility in Cambridge, MA. Gerry was born March 17, 1928 in Boston, MA to Michael and Julia (Cronin) Crowley of Ireland. He is predeceased by his wife Theresa M. (Whalen) Crowley. Gerry is survived by his children Kevin M. Crowley and late wife Michelle, Maureen A. Haley and her husband Richard, Kathy Medina and Richard Crowley and his wife Elena, along with his loving companion and extra-special longtime friend of our family, Annette Walba and her sons Richard, Jerry and David. Gerry leaves behind his grandchildren Richard and Duncan Crowley, Meredith and Katie Haley, Alyssa Montfort and her husband Christopher, great-grandchildren Taj and Noa Montfort and Jimmy and Alyssa Frustacci along with many nieces and nephews. Gerald also leaves behind his siblings Neil and his wife Nancy, Fran and his wife Elaine, Tim and his wife Sarah, John and his late wife Marion, Sheila and her husband Fran Holland along with late brothers Tom, Bill and sister Betty, sisters-in-Law Ann Crowley, Shirley Crowley and late Doris Crowley. Gerry also resided in Newton and Brookline MA. He was a member of the U.S. Army 25th MECZ CAV Recon Troop. In December of 1946 he traveled via the U.S. Ship, Marine Fox, to Yokahama, Japan and earned the Ward War II Victory Medal and the Army of Occupation Medal Japan. April 1, 1952, Gerry enlisted in the Massachusetts State Police Department and retired as Detective Lieutenant Inspector of the Massachusetts Division of Public Safety. He was awarded a 20 year Length of Service Certificate and Medal for being a Volunteer Board Member of the Selective Service. In May 2000 he received an award for Outstanding Service on the National Council on Aging Seniors Environmental Employment Program. Gerry showed his dedication to America by volunteering and serving his country. He enjoyed sports, politics, reading, travel, family and will be forever missed by all. Visiting hours in the Andrew J. Magni & Son Funeral Home, 365 Watertown Street, Route 16, NEWTON, Monday from 4:00 P.M. 8:00 P.M.. Funeral Mass Tuesday at 10:30 A.M. in Our Lady Help of Christians Church, 573 Washington Street, Newton. Burial with military honors in Newton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Gerald’s memory may be made to:
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Published in Boston Herald from June 14 to June 15, 2013