Richard A. “Dick” Crocker

April 28, 2020

Richard A. “Dick” Crocker
U.S. Veteran

US Navy Reserve

Richard A. “Dick” Crocker  –  of Woburn, April 27th, just one hour short of his eighty second birthday.  Beloved husband of Anne (Cutler) Crocker.  Devoted father of Jean Sullivan of NH and Patrice Bowdin of OK.  Dear stepfather of Donna McKenzie and Janet Studenski both of NC.  Brother of the late Joan Mann and Carolyn Fitzler.  Cherished grandfather of four grandchildren and also survived by loving nieces, nephews and cousins. Due to the current situation we are experiencing with the Corona Virus, arrangements are private and under the direction of the Lynch – Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn. 

Richard A. “Dick” Crocker passed away at the Woburn Nursing Center, Monday evening April 27th, 2020. The beloved husband of Anne (Cutler) Crocker, died one hour prior to his eighty second birthday.

Born in Hartford, CT Dick was the son of late Alan E. and Albina (Boissonneault) Crocker. Moving to Woburn at an early age, Dick was educated here and was a graduate of Woburn High School, along with the Class of 1957.

Over forty years ago, Dick married his longtime sweetheart Anne Cutler. They made their home in North Woburn, where Dick raised his family and became quite active in the City of Woburn . Dick began his career with the City, serving as the Building Inspector from 1977 through 1987 . That was a very busy time here in Woburn, where East Woburn began its developments and all through out the city was changing. Dick was the “in charge person” where applications and permits were administered from.

In 1988, Dick assumed the position of Building Inspector in the City of Medford, where he remained until his retirement in May of 1999. Following his retirement from 1990 through 1996, Dick represented North Woburn as as the elected Alderman for that area. Dick represented his area with attentiveness, great pride,and due diligence.

Outside of Dick’s professional and political careers, he would enjoy a round of golf at the Andover Country Club of which he was a member, the Woburn Country Club and any other fine country club that would be chosen by the group!  Truly a game which he thoroughly enjoyed playing from the beginning of the season to the very end.

Around the house, Dick was masterful. He could fix just about anything there was to fix, and always very helpful in assisting someone else do a project. Carpentry was an area of expertice, and he was quite the designer of many distinguished pieces.

St. Anthony Parish was near and dear to Dick and his family. Come the Parish Celebrations,  Dick was there to assist. Throughout his years Dick was truly dedicated to his family, the community, and his Church. He gave of himself in any way he felt it was necessary, and always with their best interest at heart.   A very hard working, gentle and kind man, Dickie will be missed by all those who had the distinct pleasure of knowing him.

Sadly Dick was predeceased by his parents Alan and Albina, his sisters Joan Mann and Carolyn Fitzler.

He is lovingly survived by his devoted wife of fifty two years, Anne (Cutler) Crocker, and their children Jean Sullivan of NH and Patrice Bowdin of OK.  He was the dear stepfather of Donna McKenzie and Janet Studenski both of NC.   Cherished grandfather of four grandchildren and also by loving nieces, nephews and cousins. Due to the current situation we are experiencing with the Corona Virus, arrangements are private and under the direction of the Lynch – Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn. 

 Due to the current situation we are experiencing with the Corona Virus, arrangements are private and under the direction of the Lynch – Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn. 

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  1. Tish Vailliant

    Ann and family: I am very sorry to hear of Dick’s passing. I first met Dick many many years ago as an employee of the Woburn Housing Authority when he become a Commissioner. Dick was very well liked by the employees and tenants as well. He was kind to everyone he met. Rest in Peace Mr. Crocker

  2. Anne, it’s Cathy, Mary’s daughter, from Francis Street. My sister Beverly and I are so sorry to hear of Dick’s passing. We wanted to let you know that our hearts are with you at this difficult time. Much Love, Cathy, and Beverly.

  3. Suzy & Greg Layman

    Our deepest condolences to Anne and all of the family. Dick was a great man & very kind neighbor. He was always helping others. He will be greatly missed. God bless all. Xoxo
    Suzy & Greg Layman
    & family.

  4. Dick Crocker was a giant of a man with a heart of gold. My greeting to him when I saw him was always “Hi kind person”. Dick was the kindest guy on the planet. He did so much for so many. He will forever be remembered for his kindness and generosity to all. May his rest be very sweet and peaceful.
    With heartfelt sympathy,
    Joan Bello

  5. Andrea Richards

    I will remember Dick fondly as one of my father’s best friends. He and Anne always made a visit on Thanksgiving ❤️ So sorry for your loss
    Andrea Lentini Richards

  6. jerome donovan

    dick was a great guy and a great friend he was like family to me always help me and was one of the best alderman ward 6 in north woburn he helped everyone he’s going to be we’ll missed and not forgotten R I P Dick ❤❤❤❤🇱🇷🇱🇷🇱🇷🇱🇷

  7. Uncle Dickie you will be missed. You were such a kind man. I hope you are at peace now with all your loved ones who have gone before you. Patrice and Jeanie, I’m so sorry for your loss. Keep your memories close to your heart.
    Love,
    Wendy Mann Ferrick

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