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Kevin B. CROSBIE Obituary


Kevin B. Crosbie, 52, of Willimantic, husband of Patrice A. Crosbie (nee Pernaselli), father of Caroline, Meredith, and Arthur, passed away suddenly on April 17, 2012. Kevin was born in Willimantic, son of the late Arthur and Lucy Crosbie. Kevin is also survived by his brother Vincent and fiancée Emma Rodriguez Suarez, his cousins Diane Studley and Jennifer Smith, his aunt and uncle Joan and Bob Fraser, cousins Katie, Shawn and Denise, his father and mother in law Joseph and Marianne Pernaselli, brothers and sisters in law, Joseph Pernaselli, Michael and Meg Pernaselli, Mary and Michael Regensburg, and nephews, Christopher, Jeffrey, Brian, Evan and Sean. Kevin graduated from Windham High School. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from Skidmore College. In 1984 he joined The Chronicle, and has been Publisher since 1992. Kevin was the fifth generation of his family to be Publisher of The Chronicle which was founded in 1877. Kevin was a past President of the Willimantic Lions Club, the Willimantic Chamber of Commerce and the Connecticut Daily Newspaper Association. He was an avid hockey fan and member of the Boubere and Buzzard Hockey teams.
Visitation will be held on Friday, April 20, 2012, between 4-7 p.m. at Potter Funeral Home, 456 Jackson Street (Rte. 195) Willimantic, CT. His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, April 21, 2012, at 1 p.m., at St. Joseph Church, 99 Jackson St, Willimantic, with assembly at the church. Burial will follow immediately. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to The Holy Family Home and Shelter, 88 Jackson St., Willimantic, CT. 06226. For an online memorial guestbook, please visit www.potterfuneralhome.com.

Published in The Hartford Courant on Apr. 19, 2012
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