Charles M Crooks 12/9/2017

Posted by on Dec 12, 2017 in Obituaries | 2 comments

Braintree- Charles M. Crooks, age 89, entered into eternal life on December9, 2017, Charlie was born and raised in Boston and Medford. and has lived in Braintree since 1964. Mr. Crooks was an Army veteran and served  in Korea during the Korean War. Mr. Crooks was a machinist  for  Russard Company in Rockland from which he retired. Prior to that He worked for Arch Gear Works in Quincy for many years and after that worked for Boston Gear works for many years as well.  In addition to these jobs, Charlie was  always busy with part time jobs.  Beloved husband of the late Rosalie E. (Hogan) Crooks.  Devoted father of Larry and his wife Nancy of Greenwood, South Carolina, Stephen and his wife Pamela of Las Vegas, Nevada, Cindi Ford and her husband Darrell of Pembroke, Mary Craig and her fiancé Chip Roberts of Abington.  Beloved brother of Walter, Woodrow, Robert, John, Leonard, William, Rhoda McIntyre and Helen.  Loving grandfather of Courtney, Jarrett, Andrea, Jon, Ashley, Nick, Marissa, and Kim.  Great grandfather to Dyvyne,  Aubrey, and “Nugget”.   Godfather to his niece Pat Crooks. Charlie was a proud, humble, honest, hardworking man who was an exceptional role model who loved his family deeply. Most of all, Charlie loved being a Dad, Grandfather and Great Grandfather spending as much time as he could with each and every one of the kids. After retirement he so enjoyed his walks on the Plymouth Waterfront, he loved meeting people from all over the world and giving his own guided tours of Plymouth.  He loved visiting lighthouses, whale watches and taking the boats to Boston and all the islands.  He thoroughly enjoyed his daily walks at the South Shore Plaza and visiting with his Veteran buddies.  He also loved going to Dunkin Donuts every morning to have coffee and great conversation with his “dunkie” friends.  He was especially grateful to his friend Bill who provided him with a Veteran License plate and provided countless memories for our Dad.  Dad said it was the kindest most thoughtful act of kindness he had ever been bestowed by someone who didn’t even know him, they became such close friends. There are too many names to mention of all those who touched our Dad’s life in countless ways, you all know who you are.  Visiting hours at the Clancy-Lucid Funeral Home, 100 Washington St. Weymouth Landing on Tuesday  December 12 from 3 until 7 pm Funeral service in the Funeral Home  on  Wednesday at 9 am. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited, Burial  service to follow in Massachusetts National Cemetery Bourne at 11:30pam.  If desired donations may be made in his memory to: Hospice of the South Shore 30 Reservoir Park Drive, Rockland, ma 02370  or to New England Center and Home for Veterans, 17 Court St. Boston, ma 02108


  1. 12-12-2017

    Thinking of all of you during this difficult time. Loved “Uncle Charlie” so much and his wonderful sense of humor. He was also so great to my Mom and Dad and made the trip to Waltham for so many special occasions or even just to say hello. Wish I could be there to say “Good Bye”. There’s a very big crowd waiting for his arrival in Heaven! With lots of love to all, Kathy Rigby

  2. 12-14-2017

    Charlie was a welcomed visitor to my office many times over the last few years, most of the time, just to say, “Hello”. Always spoke of his family and the kind “friend” who got him his Veteran plate..
    I was the Veterans agent in Braintree for many years and will,miss him dearly!

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