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“So sorry for your loss John.. I met your dad through my cousins family the hollenbachs,(pam, bill, and billy)and enjoyed how sweet he was to me.. My...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: jennifer summers larocque - NH

“Dear Carole And family Just Want To Say How Sorry We Are To Hear Of Your Dads Passing. What A Great Guy Who Will Be Missed By Many.Had Alot Of Great...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Ernie Karelas - Melrose, MA

“Bill hired me as an electrician in the early 80's. I didn't stay very long because I was following a dream that I had told him about during my...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Girard Gover - MA - Coworker

“I met Bill as a child whereas he worked with my father Richard for many years. He was like a surrogate grandfather to me and I cherish the many...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Jennifer Higgins-Michelangelo - MA

“So sorry for your loss. I remember Mr Crowther as ALWAYS having a big smile on his face...even when a gaggle of teenage girls invaded his home... ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: Lori Towne(Rucci) - Walpole, MA

“To a fellow aviator, uncle, friend and great source of inspiration."To fly west, my friend, is the one final check we all must take."Author Unknown...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Bob Crowther - Boxford, MA

“Bill Crowther was a gentle,caring family man before all else. He enjoyed lively discussions that ended with hearty laughter. I could not have asked...Read More »
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8 of 8 | Posted by: Jack Driscoll - Rye, NH


William "Bill" Crowther, of Melrose, died July 15, 2017 at the age of 84. Bill was born in Stoneham, MA on July 22, 1932 to Andrew & Mary (Daly) Crowther. He was raised in Stoneham and graduated from Stoneham High School in 1949. Bill served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. Following the war, he married his late wife Joan, and the two moved to Melrose in 1958, where they remained for the rest of their lives. Bill worked for the Mass Turnpike Authority for 30 years, serving as the Assistant Superintendant for the Sumner & Callahan Tunnels. He was the husband of the late Joan C. (Smith) Crowther. Father of Carole Crowther of Melrose, Kathleen Calabro & her husband David of Andover, John Crowther & his wife Deana of Sandwich, and Edward Crowther & his wife Catherine of Bedford, NH. Grandfather of Kevin, Michelle, Gregory, Michael, William, Katherine, Abigail, Thomas, and Claire. Predeceased by his brother Andrew Crowther & his sister Mary Clausmeyer. Visiting Hours will be held on Tues., July 18, 2017 from 5-8 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary's Church, 9 Herbert St., on Wed., July 19, 2017 at 10 AM. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to attend. Interment will be private.