In Memory of Mary J. Crawley

Gathering of Friends & Family

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wednesday June 16, 2021
O'Connell Family Funeral Home
520 11th Street South
Hudson WI, 54016

Memorial Service

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday June 16, 2021
O'Connell Family Funeral Home
520 11th Street South
Hudson WI, 54016

Mary J. Crawley passed away on June 8, 2021 at Westfields Hospital in New Richmond, WI.

She was born on December 1, 1943 in Amery, WI to Chester and Viola (Emerson) Burke. She graduated from Hudson High School, the class of 1961, and soon after married her best friend, Patrick Crawley, on May 25, 1961. Together, they lived and raised their family in Hudson.

Mary sold Real Estate and worked in the Health Care field for most of her career, eventually retiring from Lakeview Hospital in Stillwater, MN. After her retirement, Mary and Pat moved to their lake home in Webster, WI, where many great memories were made, especially at their annual July 4th parties with family and friends. They eventually moved to New Richmond, WI.

When the children were growing up there were many memories made while boating and camping on the St. Croix River. She also enjoyed traveling, and took trips to Canada, Hawaii, Alaska, Mexico, and Mary eventually became a snowbird and enjoyed her many snowbird friends during the many winters spent in Fort Myers, FL.

Mary was a dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother. She especially loved her role as grandma and great grandma. You could frequently find her cheering on her children and grandchildren at their many sporting events and activities. She treasured her family and friends and enjoyed every moment with them.

She will remain in the hearts of her best friend and husband of 60 years, Pat; children: Connie (John) Hartmon, Lyle (Kari) Crawley, and Shannon (DeWayne) Raymond; grandchildren: J.P Hartmon, Jamie (Darrin) Emmeck, Cooper and Keaton Crawley; great-grandson, Wylder Hartmon; brother, Dave (Barb) Burke; and brothers-in-law, Orville (Bo) Gabriel and Marlo Bye.

She is preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Betty Gabriel and LuVern Burke; and sisters-in-law, Judy Burke and Ruthann Bye.

A Gathering of Friends and Family will be held from 2:00-4:00pm on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home, 520 S. 11th St., Hudson followed by a short Memorial Service at 4:00p.m. Private family interment at Willow River Cemetery will follow at a later date. Mary would love for you to be comfortable, so please dress casually.

A special thank you to the New Richmond Hospital staff for taking care of Mom in her last days with us.

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    • Dear Pat and Crawley family. We are so very sorry to hear about Mary. She was a wonderful, great person! Always planning a party or trip or some other fun outing! She always made whoever she met feel comfortable in her presence. We had so many fun times with you all, from our early hockey days (“Let’s hear it for the socks!”) when Mary was so instrumental in getting the boys hockey uniforms etc to go to the state tournament in Kenosha, to our wonderful trips with her and Pat to Ixtapa, and Alaska, and Florida where we had such great times! And of course there were many more parties and fun times with them along the way. She will be truly missed by all who who knew her! Her suffering is over, she definitely earned her angel wings! Rest in Peace dear friend, And peace to Pat who took such good care of her thru all her illnesses. Love, Marie and Chuck xx oo

    • Dear Pat, Connie, Shannon and families,
      We were so sorry to hear of Mary’s passing. She was a wonderful person with a kind and generous heart. I remember a conversation I once had with her. I asked Marty if she thought there was anything positive to come out of her illness, and without a moment’s hesitation, she said, “Oh yes! This experience has brought us together more closely as a family. We realize how precious life is, and how much we truly love each other.” She will be missed by everyone who was fortunate enough to have met her and spent some time with her. Deepest sympathies to all of you,
      Marty and Margaret

    • We are so sorry to learn of Mary’s passing, she was a beautiful person.
      Our deepest sympathies to you Pat and your entire family.

    • Dear Pat and Family you have our deepest sympathies , so sorry to hear about Mary. Mary was a lovely friend. had lots of laughs and fun and food at our friends gathering , we will all miss her so much. Rest in Peace Mary, Prayers and Love to All
      Marion and Alma and Family

    • I am so sorry to read this. It is always sad to see that another classmate is gone.

      I have a huge soft spot in my heart for high school sweethearts who have had a long, happy marriage. Kudos for that and I am sorry you did not get even more years together, Pat.

      Sympathy and prayers to all of Mary”s family.

      Jean Moen Scholl

    • My deepest sympathies to you and your family Pat. Mary was such a lovely person and will be a great loss to you all. We will be gone on the 16th, but my thoughts and prayers will be with you then and in the many days ahead. So very sorry for your loss.

    • Our deepest sympathies to Pat and the entire Family. It is very sad but she is no longer in pain. She had endured a lot. Mary was a great lady in many ways. May she now Rest In Peace. Prayers for everyone through this most difficult time.

      Marie and Ken