Kenneth E. Crowell Sr.

Kenneth Edward Crowell Sr., aged 84 years, lifelong resident of Middleboro, died on Saturday, March 23, 2013, at his home, with his family by his side, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was the beloved husband of Sharon P. (Squires) Crowell; they had been married for 44 years. Born April 22, 1928, in Middleboro, he was the son of the late Ellsworth F. and Elsie Mae (Crowell) Crowell. Ken was a graduate of Middleboro Memorial High School, class of 1946. He was a retired carpenter, working half his life for Free and Ken Inc., and later became self-employed. Ken was an original member of the Capeway Rovers, Middleboro. He was an avid bowler, and was a member of the Middleboro Sportsmans Club. He was also a member of the Nemasket Riders Motorcycle Club, and the Middleboro Chowder Band; in which he played the saxophone. Ken was a very talented craftsman, handy with woodworking and especially took an interest in thresholds, in which he was very proud of. He will be warm heartedly remembered as a devoted husband, father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather and uncle, and will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. Survivors include his wife, Sharon, of 44 years, four sons, Kenneth E. Crowell Jr., William T. and his wife Barbara Crowell, all of Middleboro, Charles R. Crowell of Naples, ME, and Lawrence J. and his wife Barbara Crowell of Fall River, two daughters, Vicki and her husband Richard Fleetwood of Middleboro, and Dawn A. Crowell of Brockton, a brother, Ellsworth F. Crowell Jr. of Belmont, CA, a foster-sister, Miriam Lindberg of Oregon, 11 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. He was the former husband of Marion (Tubman) Seekell of Middleboro. Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, March 26, from 12 | 3 p.m., in the Ashley Funeral Home, 35 Oak St., Middleboro, with a service to follow at 3 p.m. in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to: The MSPCA, 350 S Huntington Ave Boston, MA 02130, or to the charity of ones choice, would be appreciated. For more information, please visit

Published in The Enterprise on Mar. 24, 2013