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Sr Donald V Crabtree
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Birth: Nov. 19, 1929
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Apr. 8, 2009
North Andover
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA

NORTH ANDOVER Donald V. Crabtree Sr., 79, son of the late Percy and Ruby Crabtree and brother of the late Rev. Robert Crabtree died Wednesday, April 8, 2009 after a long illness, surrounded by his family.

He was born on Nov. 19,1929 and went on to marry his high school sweetheart Arlene and had been married 58 years. He was the proud parent of three successful children. He and Arlene moved from Methuen to their dream home in North Andover over 30 years ago.

Donald was an accomplished cabinet maker and he designed and built many of the unique features in their home. He was also a musician and played the clarinet, saxophone and piano and played in a band at many local clubs. They loved the adventure of travel and have been almost all over the world. He also owned and operated a successful business in the Lawrence area. He was very involved in the life of his church, Christ United Methodist of Lawrence and was very proud to have been a member at a church with such a wonderful church family.

Mr. Crabtree is survived by his wife, Arlene and two sons, Donald from Boston, Glenn and his wife Edith from Methuen, a daughter Jennifer Picard, her husband Michael also of Methuen. Six grandchildren, Christopher, Zachary and Michelle Woodard, Erin Picard, Glenn Jr. and Erica Crabtree and two great-granddaughters, Summer and Lilly Woodard. He also is survived by a nephew Clayton Crabtree and nieces Alison Goodhue and Jocelyn Villiotti.

ARRANGEMENTS: Calling hours are Monday, April 13, 5 to 8 p.m. and funeral services Tuesday, April 14 at 10 a.m. will be held at The Charles Dewhirst Funeral Home, 80 Broadway, Methuen. The burial will be in Ridgewood Cemetery, North Andover. The family respectfully requests donations to be given to The Children's Center, a Ministry of Christ United Methodist Church, 37 Lowell St., Methuen, and to Christ United Methodist Church, 207 Haverhill St., Lawrence. To send an online condolence, please visit, www.dewhirstfuneral.com. 
 
Burial:
Ridgewood Cemetery
North Andover
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA
 
Created by: Smitty
Record added: Apr 11, 2009
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Sr Donald V Crabtree
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