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Michael J. Crowley
  • The Michael J. Crowley Scholarship Fund c/o Melrose High School
    360 Lynn Fells Pkwy
    Melrose, MA 02176

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Filming a movie for 12th grade history class. “You are my best friend, Mike. We traveled together, played together, grew up together. You were a brother to me. And you will be sorely missed. ”
1 of 32 | Posted by: James M. Biggie - Salem, MA

“I just found out. I am so sorry. My heart felt prayers are with you and your family. This has been a long journey for all of you and now Michael...Read More »
2 of 32 | Posted by: Sara Papetti - North Easton, MA

“RIP: U will be missed by everyone who was blessed to have meet you!!! thanks for the smiles we shared. every time we go to the see science the...Read More »
3 of 32 | Posted by: debra osterberg - melrose, MA

“So sorry to here of the loss of your son Michael. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time Linda ,John,Chris & Jenn...Read More »
4 of 32 | Posted by: The Rafferty Family - MA

“rest in piece. ur creations have inspired us to be the best we can be. ”
5 of 32 | Posted by: Bawang Hb - putrajaya

“Dear Janina and Paul, I am so saddened to hear of the loss of your son. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Your ex co-worker from Sun,Linda...Read More »
6 of 32 | Posted by: Linda Gerade - Markiewicz - Epsom, NH

“RIP Count Blockula, we shall miss you dearly. ”
7 of 32 | Posted by: Derek Pearce - Sault Ste Marie, MI

“To our friends the Crowley family Mike will be missed by so many people. Our prayers are with all of you at this time of need. ”
8 of 32 | Posted by: Gary and Bonnie Roberts and Family - MA

“To all the wonderful Crowley family, May the Lord hold you in the palm of His hand and comfort you in this very sad time after Michael's passing. I...Read More »
9 of 32 | Posted by: Steve & Melissa Higgins - MA

“I am so sorry to hear about Michael's passing. I pray his transition was peaceful, and I wish for Paul and family so much love and healing energy <3 ”
10 of 32 | Posted by: Debi Rogers Tripp - Old Hickory, TN

“Thoughts and prayers go out to the Crowley family. Mike was a very, very smart guy, who will always be remembered for his intelligence and impeccable...Read More »
11 of 32 | Posted by: Sean D. Butler - Nashua, NH

“Rest in Peace Michael and know you will be missed by your family and friends ! ”
12 of 32 | Posted by: Ronald &Mary Rogers - Old Hickory, TN

“The Crowley Family, I'm so sorry for your loss. Michael was a very special young man. He will be missed by eveyone who's life he touch. May you...Read More »
13 of 32 | Posted by: Macy Shelley-Wagoner - Hudson, NH

“To the Crowley Family,We'd like to share our deepest sympathy with you on the loss of your son and brother. Please know that we are thinking of you...Read More »
14 of 32 | Posted by: Diana Hughes - melrose, MA

“My deepest condolences to Mike's family. He was a fun-loving guy and I truly appreciated his company during NELUG club events. His building skills...Read More »
15 of 32 | Posted by: Mike Ripley - Marlborough, MA

“I knew Mike years ago. Mike was kind and genuine, and his priorities in life were 100% on the mark. To quote him: " The time you spend...Read More »
16 of 32 | Posted by: Colleen Crowley - Arlington, MA

“Dear Jan and family - Our deepest condolences on your loss. We remember with fondness the good times when Darcy and Michael were at the Beebe. Our...Read More »
17 of 32 | Posted by: Sherrie & Rich Saint-Amant - MA

“Dear Paul, Jan and Family, Please accept our deepest condolensces on the loss of Mike. He was a very special person that touched our lives in so...Read More »
18 of 32 | Posted by: Norman and Kathy Michaud & Family - MA

“Mike was always a bright and gifted classmate. The world and MHS community have certainly lost a great man. May you rest in peace. My condolences to...Read More »
19 of 32 | Posted by: Jason McGrath - Methuen, MA

“Consolation and much love to Jan, Paul, Mark, and Bob., from your old neighbors, Marilyn and Heidi MacDonald. ”
20 of 32 | Posted by: Marilyn MacDonald - MA

“Michael you have been with us and our family since you were 7 years old. You ate with us, swam in the pool and bonded with James our son so as to...Read More »
21 of 32 | Posted by: Jim & Penny Biggie - Melrose, MA

“Rest In Peace. ”
22 of 32 | Posted by: Alan

“Mike when coming to my apt ALWAYS had a smile on his face. My best memory of Mike was when my son was about 2 mike would get on the floor with him...Read More »
23 of 32 | Posted by: lisa Saviati - Newton Highlands, MA

“Michael was a wonderful person and dear classmate. I have many fond memories of him especially from our time at Beebe School. I am very sorry to...Read More »
24 of 32 | Posted by: Andrea Brown - Boston, MA

“My thoughts are with Mike's close friends and family at this difficult time. I remember Mike as a classmate in elementary school and beyond. Mike...Read More »
25 of 32 | Posted by: Darcy Saint-Amant - Classmate

“Michael was such a wonderful, funny, and smart guy. I have so many great memories of being in class with him and learning so much from and with him....Read More »
26 of 32 | Posted by: Patrick Daly - Waltham, MA

“Crowley family, I was very sad to hear the news. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. While I have not seen Mike in some years now I have very...Read More »
27 of 32 | Posted by: Mark Finocchiaro - Melrose, MA

“RIP friend. You will be missed and never forgotten ”
28 of 32 | Posted by: Andi

“I will never forget his smile and perpetual sense of humor. ”
29 of 32 | Posted by: Tony Finocchiaro - friend

“Jan and family. I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you. Audrey ”
30 of 32 | Posted by: Audrey McMahon - MA

“Dear Paul, Jan,Mark,Bobby & the family, We are so sorry for the passing of Michael. He was always a wonderful young man. May you remember all the...Read More »
31 of 32 | Posted by: Jack & Donna Hawes - Melrose, MA

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
32 of 32 | Posted by: John W., John H. Gately, Fred Sprague & Steve Bartholomew - MA

Michael J. Crowley of Melrose died on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at the Tufts Medical Center of Boston after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 36 years old. Born on January 12, 1976, he was the middle son of Paul C. & Janina D. (Bobyk) Crowley of Melrose. Mike was raised in Melrose and a 1994 graduate of Melrose High School where he was a member of the Marching Band. He attended two years at Cornell University and one year at Suffolk University where he studied Engineering before working as an IT Consultant for Cap World's Main Office here in Melrose. He was a resident of Melrose his entire life and a member of St. Mary's Church of Melrose; serving as an Alter Boy and working in the Rectory with Father Little. Mike was known by many as "Count Blockula" because he was a Master Builder, Tester and Designer for Lego Bricks. Mike had his own web-site and helped build a replica of the Manchester Textile Mills of New Hampshire. An undertaking that took two and a half years to complete. He was the caring brother of Mark C. Crowley & his wife Suanna of Medford & Robert P. Crowley & his wife Kathleen of Saugus. Cherished Uncle of Caroline, Evelyn, Jackson & Tyler. Nephew of Mary Francil & her husband James of N. Weymouth, Cousin of Julie Waldmyer & her husband Ralph of Holbrook. Godfather of Dylan & Laci Waldmyer & best friend of James Biggie & his wife Ann of Salem. Funeral from the Gately Funeral Home 79 W. Foster St., Melrose on Monday, January 14th at 9AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in St. Mary's Church Herbert St., Melrose at 10AM. Relatives & friends respectfully invited. Visiting hours Sunday from 4-8PM. Interment in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose. Arrangements by The Gately Funeral Home of Melrose. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mike's memory may be made to the Michael J. Crowley Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o Melrose High School, 360 Lynn Fells Pkwy Melrose, MA 02176. For directions or to sign Mike's guest book, please visit