Crosbie J. Lawlor

Crosbie J. Lawlor, 89, of Milton formerly of Dorchester passed away on Monday, April 15, 2019.

Born in Boston on July 3, 1929 to his loving parents, Jeremiah and Helen (McLaughlin) Lawlor. Crosbie graduated from Boston College High School in 1947 and Boston College in 1951.  He then went on to proudly serve as a Forward Observer with the US Army during the Korean War. He served in combat as a 1st Lieutenant and after several years in the Army Reserve ended his service as a Captain.   

After the military, Crosbie worked for New England Telephone/NYNEX. He had many positions during his 30+ years of work, but he found his niche in the marketing and sales departments. He was especially proud of his work establishing NIKE missile sites throughout New England.

Growing up in Dorchester, he met the love of his life, Mary Ridge. They were married on July 7, 1951 and shared almost 67 happy years together.

Crosbie was proud of his service in the US Army and always looked forward to his reunions. In 2018, he was awarded the Ambassador for Peace medal by the South Korean government. He was a proud member of the VFW and the Knights of Columbus.

Crosbie was an avid reader, he enjoyed playing cribbage, bowling, taking walks in the rain and gardening; he had a large and productive plot at the Community Garden at Cunningham Park. He volunteered for many years at St. Gregory Church and was an active member of the Council on Aging. Most important to Crosbie was spending time with his Mary and their children.

Beloved husband of the late Mary C. (Ridge) Lawlor. Loving father of Joseph A. Lawlor and his wife Susan of Marshfield, Maureen M. and her late husband Walter Carr of Milton, Anthony F. Lawlor of Milton, Eileen M. Lawlor and her husband Paul DeBonis of Quincy, Jerome C. Lawlor and his wife Jean of Quincy and Cecelia M. Lawlor and her husband Joseph Callahan of Norwell. Grandfather of Kathleen, Michael and Patrick Lawlor, Sheila, Nora and Aidan DeBonis, Julia and Rosemary Brewer and Veronica Callahan. Great grandfather of Nolan Francis. Brother of Thomas Lawlor of Quincy and the late John Emmett, Joseph P. and Helen Lawlor. Brother in-law of the late Sr. Cecelia Ridge, MFIC.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Agatha Church, Adams Street at Brook Road, Milton, Tuesday, April 23 at 10:30 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue EAST MILTON SQUARE, Monday, 4-8  PM. Interment Milton Cemetery.

Donations in Crosbie’s memory may be made to Missionary Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception, 790 Centre Street, Newton, MA 02458.