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Official Obituary of

Maureen (McDonald) Crocker

February 13, 2023 (age 65) 65 Years Old
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Maureen Crocker Obituary

Maureen (McDonald) Crocker, of Plymouth Ma, passed away on February 13, 2023 after a brief illness at the age of 65. Maureen was the daughter of the late John F. McDonald and Carolyn (Turnepseed) McDonald. She is survived by her loving husband Walter C. Crocker, sisters Jill Walsh of NC and Laura Marchionna of CT, and brothers Jack McDonald of CT and Mike McDonald of CT, and many nieces and nephews.

Maureen was born in Rockville Centre, NY, and lived in CT for many years prior to moving to MA, where she and her husband Walter lived in Rockland summering in Hull MA and eventually moving to Plymouth MA. She worked at Prize Possessions in Norwood as an engraver and graphic designer.

A graveside service will be held on Thursday April 6, 2023 at 11am at Mount Hope Cemetery Pine Street, South Weymouth.

Although Maureen passed away on the 13th of February 2023, her soul will continue living on through her adoring family and friends and loving husband Walter, especially her sisters and brothers Jill, Laura, Jack and Mike. Maureen was a caring, lovable, and gentle woman and wife who, throughout her lifetime, devoted herself to her cooking skills, love for animals and crafts and the people around her. Born in 1957 to a large family growing up in Brookfield Connecticut, she was an intelligent and motivated woman and wife and best friend to her loving husband Walter. She would always seem to look at the brighter things in life and never said a bad word about anyone. She married Walter in 1984. Maureen fought through her battle with cancer without complaining. We know that God is pleased to have one of his kind and generous angels back in his arms, where she belongs. She will be sorely missed by those on earth and by me immensely. 

My Loving wife Maureen and I met in 1978 and we dated for six years, then married in 1984. During these years, Maureen and I spent many years summering in Mashpee MA (Cape Cod) at my parents cottage on Nick Trail in Popponesset beach community. Maureen loved surf casting for blues at the point, digging quahogs in Popponesset bay with our feet, swimming, boating, and enjoying life. Maureen's biggest joy was cooking. Maureen was an excellent chef and self taught preparing some of the best dishes. Maureen really enjoyed her trips to Aruba staying at the Playa Linda beach resort enjoying the beach life with friends and family.

Maureen was a pet lover and cared for many dogs, cats, and birds over the years. She would always donate to the dog pounds and shelters. Maureen left behind her loving dog Otis, cat Coco, and bird Mango. She loved them all.

Maureen graduated from Brookfield High School in Brookfield Ct in 1975 and then graduated from hairdressing school in 1977. She worked many years as a hairdresser in Brookfield Ct. 

Maureen and I purchased our first home in Rockland Ma and summered in our second home in Hull Ma where Maureen loved the beautiful views of Boston light and great views of Boston. Maureen was so proud of the renovation in Hull and worked so hard to make it the best second home on the ocean.

In 2002, Maureen and I moved to Plymouth Ma where Maureen and I had our forever home built, where we decorated our house with many memories. She loved her home and took on many crafts such as felting animals and she would donate what she made to others. She was always so proud of her work. Most of all, Maureen loved her family and her many brothers and sisters, aunts, uncles, and numerous nieces and nephews, including my brother Tom and my nephew Mike.

I love and miss my wife Maureen immensely. Maureen made me laugh and was my best friend, lover, and wife for over 45 years.

See poem:

How I'd love to wake tomorrow

And walk with you once again.


Just to look into your eyes

And tell you about my day

Its's those little things I miss

Since you passed away.


I now pray to god in heaven

To keep you in his care,

To comfort you and heal this hurt

Until the day I meet you there.


I love you and miss you Maureen. Babe

Your loving husband Walt.


Sister, Laura

Maureen was happiest at home, where she spent her time caring for her husband, Walt, and her many animals. She had a special love for dogs with overbites, (or some might say, with dogs that over bite ?) Her dog, Otis was no exception. Whether it was going out for walks, or just stretching out on the couch, Otis was devoted to his mama, and never left her side. Her cat, Coco, and her bird, Mango, also miss the tender moments they shared with Maureen.  

Maureen was an excellent cook and enjoyed trying new recipes and sharing them with others. She also enjoyed crafting, especially felt needling. Although she was self–taught, Maureen quickly became very talented with this art technique. She designed and created dozens of miniature felt animals and enjoyed gifting friends and family with intricate replicas of their pets. These tiny works of art will forever be cherished by those who loved her.

Maureen will always be remembered as the loving, kindhearted person that she was to all. We will remember her wonderful sense of humor, and how she effortlessly made those around her laugh.


From Brother, Mike

Maureen loved animals. Even the occasional wild strays that would cross her path. When I was digging up the garden I looked behind me and saw a little baby bunny. I picked it up and wrapped it in my shirt. I brought it in the house and showed Maureen. She got all excited and said we have to go look for more. I said I only found 1. She went out to the garden and was running in circles. Kind of funny when I went over to her she was chasing five bunnies around. She told me to get a box to put them in. All told there were 8. She said mama probably took off and she would have to take care of them. When she would feed them they would scratch her arms with their sharp back nails. Her arms had red lines all over them after about 2 weeks they started biting when she fed them. One of them scratched her deep and I asked her how she knew so much about rabbits and she said wild kingdom. When she went to feed them again, one of the bunnies bit her so hard. She got so mad and took the box to the wood line and dumped it and said they will be fine on their own now. Never did find out out what happened to them.


Brother & Law, Terry

Thinking of Maureen, I'm reminded of the loving, warm, kindhearted person she was to all of us. And funny, she had a wonderful sense of humor. She always made me laugh, most often when she wasn't even trying to. Especially when she would share some juicy and salacious gossip with Jill. Scrunching up her shoulders with that easy smile and deadpan look as if to say, what are you gonna do. All these long years together, watching these sisters Jill, Maureen and Laura share their friendship and love for one another without ever hearing any argument or cross word between them is a lesson we should all learn. So now we keep her memory tucked away in a safe place that we can easily reach whenever we need to remember the bright light she was and always will be for all of us who knew and loved her. 


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