B. Crowley, 92, passed away April 3 in the care of Hospice
of Jefferson County. He was a resident of Samaritan Summit
Village Assisted Living since May 5, 2013.
He was born August 19, 1922, at Norwegian Hospital, 45th
Street and 4th Avenue, Brooklyn, New York to John B. Sr. and
Mary Cecial Crowley.
He was baptized in OLPH Roman Catholic
Church, 59th Street and 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, N.Y. He
graduated High School from St. Francis Preparatory School,
Butler Street, Brooklyn, New York.
He served his country during World War II in the US Army
12th Armored Division in Central Europe and Germany. He was
Mr. Crowley was a New York City police officer
from October 1951 to October 1971. He earned the BA, MS
degrees and the Professional Certificate in School
Psychology at Queens College of the City University of New
York. After his retirement from the police department he was
employed as school psychologist with Elmont UFSD, Elmont,
NY, from September 1971 to June 1991. He retired and moved to
was married to Margaret Croghan. The marriage ended in
Surviving are a daughter, Kathleen Crowley, and son-in-law,
William Kerekes, Hempstead, Long Island; a son, Kevin, and
daughter-in-law, Susan Crowley, Weston, CT; a son, Michael
and daughter-in-law JoAnne Crowley, Black River; five
grandchildren Kieran, Brian, Colleen, Melissa and Michael.
There are no calling hours.
Burial with military honors will be held at the convenience
of the family.
Donations can be made to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398
Gotham St., Watertown, NY 13601.
are with Reed & Benoit Funeral Home, Inc.
may be made at www.reedbenoit.com.
Information provided by Reed & Benoit Funeral
Home and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.