Michael J. Crowley, 62, passed away on Sunday, February 20, 2022, of complications from COVID-19.
Born in Gardner, he attended Gardner Schools before graduating from Assumption College. He served in the United States Army for four years being stationed in Germany for 18 months. He received a certificate to teach English from Fitchburg State and earned his MBA at Anna Maria College. He taught GED prep at Worcester County House of Correction before teaching English at Gardner High School for 20-years, retiring in 2018.
Michael loved going to the Patriots games with his family for over 50 years. He was a big sports fan and followed the Red Sox and Celtics. He was a fearless traveler and took many trips with his family in the US and abroad. He was a self-proclaimed “Pug Man” and loved all the pugs he had. He had a love for learning, particularly history and language. He was a classic rock, punk rock, and Bob Dylan fan. He enjoyed many years socializing with his big Italian family at the “Italian Camp.” He was voracious reader, an adventurous eater, and a poet. He survived many health scares including 4 bouts with cancer, which he beat every time. His gentle exterior masked a warrior spirit. He loved his family and will be missed every day.
He leaves his wife of 31 years Katherine Crowley, his two daughters, Michaela and Marissa Crowley, his parents, George and Patricia Crowley, his brother and sister-in-law, Dean and Jean Crowley and their daughter, Alexandra, his sister, Kathleen Crowley and her companion Ricky Parker, two aunts, Janet Barrieau and Lola Richard, two nieces and a nephew and many cousins.
A Celebration of Michael’s Life will be held Saturday, June 11, 2022, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Lucia’s Italian Club, 71 Kendall Pond East, Gardner, MA.
“If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain;
If I can ease one life from aching,
or cool one pain,
or help one fainting robin,
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain.”
- Emily Dickinson.
Memorial Contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Please reference in memory of Michael J. Crowley.