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Ruth A. "Jackie" (Bennett) Crowell

Ruth A. "Jackie" (Bennett) Crowell
  • January 20, 1938 - January 17, 2020
  • Melrose, Massachusetts
  • In lieu of flowers, the Crowellfamily suggests memorial contributions be made to:)
  • Melrose Veteran's Fund
    562 Main St.
    Melrose, MA 02176

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“Dear Scotty, Gregg and Glenn,My thoughts and prayers will be with you tomorrow as you lay Mom to rest. I loved that woman! She was the strongest...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Susie Daly - Melrose, MA

“So sorry for your loss you are in our thoughts and prayers Danny & Luann ”
2 of 10 | Posted by: Dan Finley - Melrose, MA - Friend

“I only knew Ruth for a short period of time - she moved into Forestdale Park on my birthday in August of 2018 - she was indeed a very special gift. ...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Terri Guenard - Malden, MA

“Scott Greg and Glen, sorry about the loss of your mother. ”
4 of 10 | Posted by: Mike Tarpey - Newton, MA

“We are very sorry for your loss. My family and I saw Ruth at least once a week while visiting our friend Inge at Forestdale Park. She adored our...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Katie Barnes - Melrose, MA

“Scott my sincere condolences to you and your family. May she rest in peace ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: AnnMarie Caldwell - Woburn


7 of 10 | Posted by: Joe DeCroteau - Melrose, MA

“Ruth, your smile will always be the thing I remember most vividly, and your warmth and compassion will stay with all of us forever. Thank you for...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Duccia Vadala-Mitchell

“So sorry for your loss, am keeping you in my prayers ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: Judie Fairneny - Melrose, MA

“So sorry for your loss. She is in our prayers. ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: David Csicsek - Melrose, MA


Ruth A. "Jackie" (Bennett) Crowell died at the Life Care Center in Stoneham on January 17, 2020 at the age of 81. She was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School and Melrose-Wakefield Hospital School of Nursing. Jackie worked as an RN at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital in the operating room for several years before having children. After raising her family, Mrs. Crowell worked as a meat cutter at Garniss Market in Melrose for many years. She and her late husband Kenneth enjoyed spending winters in Boyton Beach Florida. They enjoyed summers at Lake Shore Park, Glendale, NH and for the last 30 years at Belgrade Lakes in Maine. She was also involved with her husband in the Melrose youth sports. She helped form the Melrose Pop Warner Booster Club and helped raise funds for Melrose Youth Football, Melrose Youth Hockey and Melrose Youth Baseball. She will be dearly missed by her family and all who knew her. Jackie was the beloved wife of the late Kenneth Douglass Crowell. Loving mother of Scott Crowell, Gregg Crowell and Glenn Crowell & his wife Marie all of Melrose. Cherished grandmother of Julia Spagnuolo, Ashley, Joshua, Jared and the late Justine Crowell. Proud great grandmother of Aidan & Landon. Caring sister of the late Joan McGilley, Arnold & Donald Bennett. Sister-in-law of Barbara Ann Crowell. Also survived by several nieces & nephews. Visitation will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St. Melrose on Thursday, January 23, 2020 from 9:00-11:00AM, followed by a funeral service at 11AM. Interment at Wyoming Cemetery in Melrose. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to attend. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Melrose Veteran's Fund, payable to City of Melrose, 562 Main St. Melrose, MA 02176.