- FUN FEATURES
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Chester, VT – Charles E. Crowley, Jr. 80, died on Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at Gaylord Hospital.
Born in New Rochelle, N.Y. on April 9, 1932, the son of the late Charles E. and Aida (Perrit) Crowley, he grew up in Southington and prepared at Cheshire Academy, received his B.A. from Yale University and his M.B.A. from the University of New Haven. He also attended the University of London, Harvard Law School, and Judge Advocate General School. Prior to his illness, he resided in Chester, Vt.
Charlie was President of Hemingway-Lewis Insurance Agency of Southington and Cheshire, and a past member of Rotary, the CT Yankee Council of Boy Scouts, the Cheshire Academy Board of Trustees, and President of both the CT and National Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) Association. He was also a consultant and expert witness for the insurance industry. He was honored twice as “Professional Agent of the Year” by the National Association of Insurance Agents.
He was an avid reader, a history and Civil War buff. He loved animals, especially German Shepherds. He enjoyed the tranquility and beauty of Vermont, especially the Weston Priory.
He is survived by his two daughters, Tracy A. Crowley and Tara A. Knapp (William); his grandson, Christopher M. Knapp; as well as his first wife, Jane Daly Crowley. He was predeceased by his parents; a brother, Arthur S. Crowley; and his second wife, Patricia E. Peet.
His family would like to thank the staff on Milne 1 and Lyman 1 at Gaylord Hospital for the care and comfort they provided. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Gaylord Hospital, Development Office, P.O. Box 400, Wallingford, CT 06492.
Per Charlie’s wishes, funeral services and interment will be private. Condolences and notes of remembrance may be sent to his daughters, c/o The Wallingford Funeral Home, 809 North Main St. Ext., Wallingford, CT 06492, or on his guestbook at www.wallingfordfh.com.