Shirley H. Crowley, 78, of Peterborough and formerly of Rindge, died peacefully on Monday, December 14, 2020 in Keene after a brief battle with cancer.
Shirley was born in Peterborough, NH on October 19, 1942, daughter of Raymond and Florence (Simons) Hannon. She was a 1960 graduate of Conant High School and earned her bachelor’s degree from Keene State College. She enjoyed a career as a teacher, returning to school herself eventually to earn a master’s degree in 1984 from Fitchburg State College. She had taught at Rindge Memorial School and Jaffrey Grade School, before eventually retiring from Wheelock School in Keene.
After her retirement, she enjoyed traveling and spent winters in Clearwater Florida for many years. She also belonged to the Adventurers Group based out of Wilton. Shirley led a social lifestyle, enjoying time together with family and her many friends from work, church and beyond.
In addition to her parents, Shirley was also predeceased by her husband, Thomas J. Crowley on July 27, 1992, and her son John T. Crowley on June 6, 2007.
She is survived by her daughters, Kathy Letourneau of Jaffrey, NH and Shauna Chamberlain and her husband Peter also of Jaffrey; her daughter-in-law, Norma Crowley of Wilton; her grandchildren, Danielle Letourneau and Shawn Mahoney of Jaffrey, Alysha and Eric Bourgoine of Hancock, Matthew Chamberlain of Jaffrey, and Thomas and Timothy Crowley of Wilton; her great-grandchildren, Dustin and Dylan Adams, Sienna Mahoney, Skylar and Maverick Bourgoine; a large extended family and many friends.
There will be no calling hours or services at this time but will be announced in the spring with hopes of safer times to gather.
In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes donations to the Thomas J. Crowley Memorial Scholarship Endowment, c/o Advancement Services, Keene State College, 229 Main Street, MS-2701, Keene, NH 03435, or to any local food pantry.