Catholic Transcript Magazine of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford Connecticut

Sunday, February 18, 2018

SOUTHINGTON – Deacon John L. Crowley, 74, of Southington, husband of Suzanne (Graveline) Crowley, passed away at home on May 15, 2014.

Born Oct. 4, 1939, in New Britain, he was the son of the late Cornelius and Helen Crowley. He graduated from New Britain High School and earned an associate’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Hartford and a bachelor’s degree in management, magna cum laude, from Post College in Waterbury.

He was a field engineer with CL&P for 44 years. He was a member of Mary Our Queen Parish in Plantsville and a fourth-degree member of the Knights of Columbus.

He was ordained a permanent deacon on June 12, 1993, by Archbishop Daniel A. Cronin at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford. His first assignment was to St. Dominic Parish in Southington until 2004; Deacon Crowley then was assigned to Mary Our Queen Parish, where he had served for the past 10 years.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Carolyn Grieco of Southington; Sharon Torone of Sammanish, Wash.; and John G. Crowley and Donna Mauro, both of Southington.

He also leaves a sister, Margaret Johnson of Los Angeles, Calif., and 10 grandchildren.

 Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus Peter A. Rosazza celebrated a Mass of Christian Burial on May 20 at Mary Our Queen Church.

Donations in Deacon Crowley’s memory may be made to Mary Our Queen Church, 248 Savage St., Plantsville, CT 06479.