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Crawford, John H. Jr.

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John Hugh Crawford Jr.,  a long time resident of Westwood, died Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at the Norwood Hospital.  He was 89.  John was born December 10, 1924 in Plymouth, Massachusetts, a son of John H. Sr., and Marie Louise (Metzer) Crawford.  John served in the US Navy on PT 171 during World War Two.  After the war he joined his father in the family business, Clearwater, Inc, a company that relined hot water tanks with concrete.  He was still active in the business at the time of his death.  John was a member of the North Walpole Fish & Game Club, a member of Celestial Lodge AF & AM of Westwood, and a member of Aleppo Temple Shrine of Wilmington.  He was the husband of the late Miriam Louise (Brooks).  John is survived by his daughter, Paula M. Nelson of New Port Richey, Florida; his brother Roland P. Crawford of Walpole; his two granddaughters, Linda Marie Vannasse and Cindy Anne Crawford; and his four greatgrandchildren, RebeccaVannasse, Bryan Vannasse, James Thomas Bright, and Amanda Bright.   Relatives and friends are invited to gather with his family Friday at 1:00 PM at the Folsom Funeral Home, 649 High Street, Westwood.  A Masonic Service by Celestial Lodge AF & AM will be held at 1:30 PM followed by burial in New Westwood Cemetery.  Donations to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 51 Blossom Street, Boston, MA 02114 would be appreciated.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Tony Lipizzi
    December 18th, 2013 | 7:22 am

    Another of The Greatest Generation lost. Jack was a true patriot and gentleman. We can all learn from how he lived his life and will always be grateful to him and his generation for what they sacrificed for us. Thanks Jack!

  2. Alan Connolly
    December 18th, 2013 | 12:51 pm

    The North Walpole Fish & Game Club will be forever grateful for all you have done for us over the many..many years as a Member. Sitting around having coffee with the boys in the morning will never be the same without you Jack! You truly were one of a kind!

  3. Ken Arthur
    December 20th, 2013 | 12:59 pm

    Jack was a fine and true Scotsman who loved the outdoors – hiking – fishing – target shooting – model building – refurbishing antiques – and just a right hand man. He was a lover of animals and Jake. I will miss him greatly. So sorry that my health kept me home today and I couldn’t make it to his service. I will always remember him.

  4. Jody (Badger) Balestra
    December 31st, 2013 | 8:10 am


    It’s difficult to lose a parent regardless of how old we get. I hope you find peace.

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