Obituary of Barry Crowley
Barry Crowley turned 65 this year, joining his childhood friends in qualifying for Medicare.
Raised by Frank (Mike) and Elizabeth (Betty) Crowley, restaurateurs who had nine children and a milk machine to corral, Barry capitalized on the freedom of being the middlest child – but he usually returned home in time for mandatory dinner.
Barry loved music, traveling, and being on the water. You could catch him by Hazard’s, eating lobster with his grandson Lochiel, or taking friends out for wild Newport boat rides. A true gentleman, something he learned from his father, Barry was a source of comfort and humor for the women in his life. In addition to working in construction, Barry loved managing Christie’s, and was loved by his Christie’s Crew in return.
Barry is survived by his daughter Heather Crowley Paris (Dan), who he’ll miss watching the last Game of Thrones season with; his son Eric Crowley; his grandchildren Lochiel McDonald, Lilly, Bella, and Chris Connerton, who knew him simply as Boopie; and his loyal sister Sheila, who always had his back, as he had hers. He will also be missed by scores of childhood friends.
In peace, he has joined his parents, siblings, and dearly loved daughter Ariel.
Services are private. Memories can be shared by clicking below.
Donations in Barry’s memory can be made to Make-A-Wish Mass & RI, One Bulfinch Place, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02114, or by visiting www.massri.wish.org, an organization that gave his music-loving son, Eric enough CDs for two lifetimes.
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