Richard E. “Dick” Crowell

August 24, 2018

Richard E. “Dick” Crowell
U.S. Veteran

US Marines

Korean War

in Woburn, August 24th at eighty five years of age.  Beloved husband of Martha (Pearson) Crowell.  Devoted father of Jerelyn Richardson, her husband Randy of Wilmington, Erika Mahon, her husband Jon of Derry, NH, Cherie Hecker, her husband Steve of Los Angeles, CA and Scott Crowell, his wife Kristie of Woburn.    Dear brother of Carol Armstrong, her late husband George of FL,  Charlene Davis, her husband Ron of AK, and brother in law of Dorothy Vezeau of Clinton and Beverly MacInnes of FL.  Cherished “Grampy” of Katelyn and Kevin Richardson, Tyla and Shane Mahon, Savannah Hecker, Alexa Crowell, four step grandsons Chris, Michael, Matt and Jon, along with loving nieces and nephews.  A Funeral will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, Thursday, August 30th at 11:30 a.m.  Interment is private.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours Wednesday, August 29th, 4-8 p.m.  Remembrances may be made in honor of Mr. Crowell, to the Home Hospice Program, 41 Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01805 or to Woburn Youth Hockey, PO Box 116, Woburn, MA 01801.

Richard E. “Dick” Crowell passed away at his home, Friday evening, surrounded by his beloved family. The dear husband of 51 years to Martha (Pearson) Crowell, he was eighty-five years of age. 

Born in Lynn, Dick was the son of the late Elliott and Charlotte (Taylor) Crowell.  Raised in Lynn and Saugus, where Dick was a graduate of Saugus High School,  class of 1951. Following high school, Dick enlisted in the United States Marines Corps where he served his country proudly during the Korean War. After his honorable discharge from the Marines in 1954, Dick pursued his formal education and attended Coyne Electrical School in Boston. There he received his degree and became a Professional Electrical Engineer and remained in this field his entire career.  After his retirement, he continued on as a Professional Electrical Engineering consultant.  Dick was working in Lexington and in the early sixties, he met a lovely young woman,  Martha Pearson who worked in the same office building.  A wonderful relationship began  and in 1967 they married.  They made their home over in the West Side of Woburn and  brought three daughters and a son into the world. Dick was always there to help out, wherever  his children were involved. Woburn Youth Hockey was one area where Dick  was actively involved.  He had served as Bantam AA Coach, served on the Board of Directors, refereed in the different leagues, and was a dedicated volunteer at the “Skate Shop.”  He thoroughly enjoyed his interaction and activity among all the players, parents and coaches. Throughout the years Dick was an active member of the Marine Corps League, formerly of Woburn now of Burlington, the Simon Robinson Masonic Lodge in Lexington and a Past Patron of Lexington Chapter Order of the Eastern Star. Dick’s most precious gifts in the world were those of his wife, children and grandchildren. He loved being a husband, dad and grandfather and was the best at each. Dick was predeceased by his parents, Elliot and Charlotte Crowell. He is lovingly survived by his wife of fifty-one years, Martha and was the devoted father of Jerelyn Richardson, her husband Randy of Wilmington, Erika Mahon, her husband Jon of Derry, NH, Cherie Hecker, her husband Steve of Los Angeles, CA and Scott Crowell, his wife Kristie of Woburn.  Dear brother of Carol Armstrong, her late husband George of FL,  Charlene Davis, her husband Ron of AK, and brother-in-law of Dorothy Vezeau of Clinton and Beverly and the late David MacInnes of FL.  Cherished “Grampy” of Katelyn and Kevin Richardson, Tyla and Shane Mahon, Savannah Hecker, Alexa Crowell, four step-grandsons Chris and Michael Shanahan,  Matt McIntyre and Jon Mahon, along with loving nieces and nephews.  A Funeral will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, Thursday, August 30th at 11:30 a.m.  Interment is private.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours Wednesday, August 29th, 4-8 p.m.  Remembrances may be made in honor of Mr. Crowell, to the Home Hospice Program, 41 Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01805 or to Woburn Youth Hockey, PO Box 116, Woburn, MA 01801.

 

A Funeral will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, Thursday, August 30th at 11:30 a.m.  Interment is private.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours Wednesday, August 29th, 4-8 p.m. Remembrances may be made in honor of Mr. Crowell, to the Home Hospice Program, 41 Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01805 or to Woburn Youth Hockey, PO Box 116, Woburn, MA 01801.

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  1. My condolences go out to you all. His aunt Shirley was my grandmother, so we are related. Prayers go out to him and all of your family.

  2. My sincere sympathies are extended to the Crowell Family. Richard was a kind good friend and will be missed.
    God Bless you all

  3. We extend our deepest sympathies to Chérie and her family.
    Neil and Katherine Davis
    Zach and Denise Davis

  4. Briana Lucreziano

    His voice is one that will never be forgotten. I always looked forward to seeing him and more recently to his phone calls. I loved hearing his excitement to tell me all about what was happening in his life. I appreciate and thank Richard for his service, and endless devotion and love to his friends and family

  5. Trudy Duisenberg

    Our deepest sympathy and love for the Crowell Family, with special love for our dear friend Charlene who has lost her beloved big brother. May he rest in peace and may you be embraced by his memory and love.
    Trudy & David Duisenberg

  6. Sara Richardson

    I was lucky enough to work with Dick on many an engineering project. Always impressed by his ability and always enjoyed his stories, the time we needed to complete any project always flew by. He was an excellent mentor and even better engineer. My heart goes out to Martha and his family, he will be missed dearly.

  7. We extend our deepest sympathies to Martha and all of her family.
    Although we left Woburn almost 29 years ago and then moved to Florida 11 months ago, I still will remember how Dick helped out on our Woburn Youth hockey bantam teams. He surely will be missed.

    God bless,

    Joe & Nancy Berardi

  8. Pauline Richmond

    Will always remember how much Dick loved his family. Yes, he was a tough Marine, but when it came to his family, he was all heart. There was never a more proud father and Martha, he never hesitated to say how much he adored you. May his memory be a blessing.

  9. My sincere sympathy to Martha and family. I will always cherish the memories and great conversations with Dick about our service in The Marine Corps.He was a loving husband, father and friend to many and will be warmly be remembered by all.Semper Fi.

    Leo Carroll and Family

  10. I am honored to have known Dick for many years and will always keep him in my memory.He was a loving husband and father and friend to many. He loved the Marine Corp and was rightly proud of his service during the Korean War. Semper Fi,

    Leo Carroll

  11. Robert J. Oliver, CEO Air 7

    With deepest sympathies for your family loss and with great respect for an American Marine Corps Patriot we extend our thoughts and prayers. America is a better place because of Richard “Dick” Crowell and his service.
    Godspeed & Semper Fi!
    “The Air 7 Family”

  12. REST IN PEACE RICHARD.
    TO YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS WE EXTEND OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHIES ON THIS SAD OCCASION. HOWEVER, DICK IS NOW ALONGSIDE HIS MANY BROTHERS AND SISTERS LINING THE STREETS OF HEAVEN, WHERE ONE DAY WE WILL ALL SEE HIM AGAIN. DICK FULFILLED HIS DUTIES HERE ON EARTH AND I AM SURE WILL CONTINUE TO DO SO IN HEAVEN. AS A MARINE HE SERVED HIS GOD, HIS COUNTRY AND HIS FAMILY AND HE EXCELLED AT ALL OF THOSE. UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN DICK, SEMPER FIDELES
    ART ENOS, COMMANDANT, BURLINGTON MARINE CORPS LEAGUE

  13. Dear Crowell family my deepest sympathies to you in this troubling time. Dick

    was a good friend for many years lots of good memories. He loved his family

    very much and I know he will be missed. My thoughts and prayers go with

    you Love Stan McQuade

  14. You have my deepest sympathy for the loss of you beloved husband and father. May he Rest In Peace.

  15. Dick was a very special man, kind & loving to his family and friends and he will be missed but not forgotten. He loved our country and I thank him for his service. I am so grateful to him for serving as my Associate Patron & Worthy Patron in Lexington Chapter with his wife Martha serving as our Chaplain. Rest in Peace Brother.

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