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Obituary: Joseph M. Crotty, 92

Feb 23, 2020 08:10AM ● By Bill Gilman
 Joseph M. Crotty, of Winthrop passed away on Monday, February 17, 2020, at the age of 92.
Devoted Son of the late James and Anna (Price) Crotty. Loving Brother of Alice M. Crotty of Winthrop, the late Leo Crotty and his wife Catherine "Kitty," Andrew "Babe" Crotty and his wife Claire and William L. "Bill" Crotty and his wife, Joan.
Joseph graduated from Winthrop High School in the class of 1947.  As a sophomore in high school, he joined the Navy and served his country in WWll.  After WWll ended, he returned to Winthrop and received his high school degree.
After graduation, Joe re-enlisted in the Navy for one more year. He attended one year of prep-school at Bridgton Academy in Maine. Joe went on to attend Saint Anselm’s College, graduating in the class of 1953, and then completed his Master's degree in 1955 at Staley College. He became the respected Vice-Principal of Tewksbury Memorial High School where he served with distinction for over 30 years. 
 Joe was a long-time and loyal member of the Pleasant Park Yacht Club in Winthrop and the VFW in Revere. During his retirement, he never changed his commuting morning schedule. You could find him at 4:30am having his morning coffee at White Hen Pantry before his 5:30am workout at at a local Planet Fitness club, where he had many friends. He was loved by all who knew him including his many nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. He will be sorely missed. 
Funeral from the Kirby Funeral Home 210 Winthrop St. Winthrop, on Saturday, February 22, at 9 am, followed by a funeral mass at Saint John's Evangelist Church in Winthrop at 10 am. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend visiting hours from 3pm-7pm on Friday February 21 at the Kirby Funeral Home. Interment Winthrop Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Joe's memory to the Viking Pride Foundation, Winthrop, MA, and to a special fund set up in Joe's name at Tewksbury Memorial High School via the Venmo account @Joe-Crottydonation.

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