Visiting hours will be held Tuesday morning from 9-11:00 at the Alexander F. Thomas and Sons Funeral Home 45 Common Street Walpole followed by an Interment at Knollwood Memorial Park Canton relatives and friends invited.
John J. Crossen, a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend, passed away peacefully on May 11, 2023, in Walpole, surrounded by his loving family. Born on January 14, 1922, in Boston, MA, John lived a life full of dedication, kindness, and selflessness.
John was the beloved husband of the late Barbara (Hart) Crossen, who he married in 1945. Together, they raised a beautiful family that included their children J. Michael Crossen and his wife Judith of Medfield, Janice Feeney and her husband Joseph of Hingham, Jacqueline Arnpriester and her husband Michael of Weymouth, the late Paul Crossen and his surviving wife Nancy of Canton, and the late Patrick Crossen and his surviving wife Michele of Weymouth. John was also predeceased by his siblings Mae Hart, Robert Crossen, Paul Crossen, and baby Ann Crossen.
John's legacy continues through his 11 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren, as well as his great-great-granddaughter. He also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, in-laws, and friends who will cherish his memory.
A proud graduate of Hyde Park High School in 1939, John furthered his education by attending Northeastern University. His dedication to his country was evident as he served as a proud World War II Army veteran. Following his service, John built a successful career as a telecommunications engineer for New England Telephone and Verizon, where he made lasting connections and friendships.
John had a passion for politics and enjoyed engaging in discussions with friends and family. He especially loved talking to his grandchildren, sharing his wisdom and experiences with them. John's interests reflected his kind and selfless nature, always putting others before himself.
The words loving, kind, and selfless best describe John J. Crossen. He was a constant source of support and guidance for his family and friends. His warm smile and caring nature will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Please join us in celebrating the life of John J. Crossen, a remarkable man who touched the lives of many. May he rest in peace, forever in our hearts.
In lieu of flowers, please donate in John's memory to the Pat Roche Hospice House 86 Turkey Hill Ln, Hingham, MA
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