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Patricia Mary (Doherty) Crawley
  • In lieu of flowers, expression of sympathy may be made in her memory to the Rockingham VNA & Hospice, 5 Alumni Dr., Exeter, N.H., 03833.

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“I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one Please find peace and comfort in Psalms 119:76. ”
1 of 10 | Posted by: A friend

“Love, peace and grace. ”
2 of 10 | Posted by: Wendy Fisher - Newmarket, NH

“Penni, Lew, & Cam. My sincerest condolences for you loss. You are all in my thoughts. ”
3 of 10 | Posted by: Megan Linscott - Limington, ME

“Try as I might, I can't really expound upon what Kathie Grover-Miller wrote. Mrs. Crawley was all that and more. She came into my life when I needed...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Donna Chick - Newmarket, NH

“Patty was a wonderful, kind-hearted person who took the time so few do in this me-centric society to ensure those she loved, knew it. It meant...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Kathie Grover-Miller - Hampstead, NH

“Penni, Lew and Cam,We are saddened to hear the news. We always enjoyed Patty's company. She was so full of life and always had a kind word to say....Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Wendi & Phil Abely - Westford, MA

“I am so happy that we all had lunch together that day. So happy to give mom hugs and to remember her as laughing and smiling , like she was so often...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Trish Grover - Billerica, MA

“Because my mother had no sisters, Aunt Helen {Pattys mom) was like her sister so my cousins were always close. I could always be found at the...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Kathleen Grover - Billerca, MA

“Oh Patricia.... Gosh, I remember the first day I met her! I will never forget the feeling of immediate connection with her. She was such a light,...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Patty Welch - Newmarket, NH

“Full of life and always fun to be with !! ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: Mary and Ernie Alberghene - Derry, NH

NEWMARKET, N.H. – Mrs. Patricia Mary (Doherty) Crawley 84, formerly of Somerville and Peabody, passed peacefully on November 11th, 2016 in her Newmarket, N.H. home with her daughter and kitties by her side, following a courageous battle with Hodgkin's Lymphoma.

Born in Somerville on August 7, 1932, to Helen and Jim Doherty, she was raised and educated in Somerville and was a graduate of Somerville High School. She continued her education at Jackson Von Ladau Art and Clothing Design Institute and College where she earned her Bachelors of Arts degree.

Patricia is survived by her daughter Penni Aylward and her husband Lewis, her beloved grandson Cameron, her brother John Doherty and his wife Carole of Medford, her sister Margaret Tupper of California, many nieces, nephews and cousins including Kathleen Grover of Billerica, her dear family friends, Steve and Adrianne Talbot, Darlene and Carl Hero and Michael Dillon.

Patricia was extremely creative in her professional and personal life. She managed the art Department at Arthur D. Little. She designed and sewed beautiful clothes for family and friends all the while working full time at a job she loved. Creativity flowed from her until her final days as Patricia was making jewelry shortly before she passed.

Mrs. Crawley had a special knack for making friends where ever she went, from a restaurant to the post office or gym, she always made new friends. She enjoyed exercise and visited the gym often and traveled recently to Acadia National Park and Williamsburg, Va. She enjoyed reminiscing about the mountain she had climbed in her youth and late adventures in Williamsburg such as having peanut soup and cutting off her "granny bun." She was always full of "life"

Patricia will be greatly missed by many family and friends. Her family would like to extend special thanks and gratitude to the Rockingham VNA & Hospice Group as well as Golden Years in Home Senior Care for thier kindness during her illness.

ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are invited to visiting hours in the Peterson-O'Donnell Funeral Home 167 Maple St., (rte 62) Danvers, Thursday, Nov. 17th from 5 to 9 P.M. In lieu of flowers, expression of sympathy may be made in her memory to the Rockingham VNA & Hospice, 5 Alumni Dr., Exeter, N.H., 03833. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit