Alice M. Crowley, 95

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FALMOUTH — Alice M. Crowley, 95, formerly of Yarmouth and Hallowell, died Sept. 9 in Falmouth, after a brief illness.

The daughter of Thorsten and Marie Akermark, she was born in Boston on Feb. 15, 1918, and lived there for most of her life. A graduate of Hyde Park High School, she married her high school sweetheart, William Crowley, in 1942. Together they raised three daughters.

Prior to her marriage, she was employed at the Walter Baker Chocolate Company. Once her children were in school, she returned to work at Harbridge House, a management consulting firm, where she started as a temp and rose to executive secretary to the president and CEO of the company.

Moving to Maine after her husband died in 1985, Crowley first lived at Blueberry Cove in Yarmouth and later at Granite Hill Estates in Hallowell and enjoyed Maine very much. She loved traveling, which included taking her daughters on a three-week tour of Scandinavia in celebration of her 75th birthday, during which they visited relatives in Sweden. Crowley was very proud of her Swedish heritage and was a member of the Independent Order of Scandinavians. She was also active in the 1918 Club, and the Red Hat Society.

She is survived by her three daughters, Carolyn and husband, Ed Czekaj, Paula and husband, Colin Kaveney, of Freeport, and Susan and husband, Jim Smith; grandchildren Chris and Kristi Czekaj, Beth and Brian Ickes, Matt Smith and Catalina Silva, and Mike Smith and Liana Popkin; great-grandchildren Brielle, Grayson and Alexa Ickes, and Alexandra and Olivia Smith, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held Wednesday at Lindquist Funeral Home, One Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth. A burial service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Friday at the Massachusetts National Veterans Cemetery in Bourne, Mass., followed by a reception and Celebration of Life at the Coonamessett Inn, 311 Gifford St., Falmouth, Mass.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Salvation Army, of the charity of the donor’s choice. 

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