EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

June 24, 2013

Ryan C. Crowley, 41


East Hampstead, NH — Ryan C. Crowley, 41, of East Hampstead, passed away Wednesday, June 19 at Massachusetts General Hospital, after suffering a heart attack. Ryan was born in Methuen, was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, and was employed as a field technician for Verizon for 13 years. He was a loyal member of IBEW Local 2321 Union.

Anyone that ever knew Ryan loved him. Family gatherings were filled with his laughter; he lived life to the fullest. Ryan was a committed family man, a loving husband and father who always provided strength, support and love.

Ryan loved sports. He enjoyed competition whether playing 45’s with family and friends or cheering on his beloved Boston sports teams. An avid golfer, he enjoyed playing anytime, especially with the Hickory Hill Golf League. One of his proudest moments was winning third place in the 2008 Robert F. Kennedy Golf Tournament.

Ryan is survived by his wife, Heather (Merrill), and his children, Paige, 6, and Brayden, 3, of East Hampstead, N.H.; his parents Donna M (Ristem) Homsey and the late Robert Homsey of Salem, N.H., and David Crowley and his wife, Dorothy of Lynnfield; his brother, Keith Crowley and wife, Christina (Giordano) of Salem; his parents-in-law, Robert Merrill and the late Sharon (Kenney) Merrill of Tewksbury; his sister-in-law, Bridget (Merrill) Garabedian and her husband, Michael of Tewksbury; his nieces, Tianna Crowley, Hazel, Jane, and Vera Garabedian; his nephew, Niko Crowley; and his aunt and uncle, Terese (Ristem) and Michael Ricupero, his uncle, Dan Crowley and his wife, Joy.

ARRANGEMENTS: Friends and family will be received at visiting hours on Monday June 24, from 4 to 8 p.m., at Cataudella Funeral Home, 126 Pleasant Valley St., Methuen. Funeral Mass will take place on Tuesday, June 25, at 11 a.m., at St. Anne’s Church, 26 Emerson Ave., Hampstead, N.H. Those who wish to attend are asked to gather directly at the church. Interment will follow in the Elmwood Cemetery in Methuen.

Memorial donations in Ryan’s memory may be made to Ryan Crowley Memorial Fund, NMTW Community Credit Union, P.O. Box 7008, Lowell, MA 01852, or your local NMTW branch.

For directions or to send the Crowley family an online condolence, please visit www.cataudellafh.com.