Mr. John K. Crosby

  • Born: December 16, 1931
  • Died: March 25, 2021
  • Location: Wilmington, Massachusetts

Doherty Barile Family Funeral Home

11 Linden Street
Reading, MA 01867

Tel. 781.944.1589

Tribute & Message From The Family

A Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather Brother, Uncle, Friend and Businessman

John K. Crosby, of Wilmington, formerly of Reading, passed away peacefully on Thursday March 25, 2021 with his family at his side. He was 89 years of age.

Born in Medford, John was the son of the late Dermot K. Crosby and Agnes (Lang) Crosby.

John proudly defended our freedom as a member of the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.

John was very active in the Town of Reading. He co-owned and operated J & B Crosby and Company on Haven St. in Reading for many years. He volunteered as a long time member of the Reading Rotary Club. He was a very active member going to weekly meetings as well as many social events.

John was a loving son, husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He will be missed by all who knew him.

John is the beloved husband of Barbara (French) Crosby. Devoted father of David Crosby, Michael Crosby and his wife Laurie, Steven Crosby and his wife Terre, and Brian Crosby and his wife Pamela. Loving grandfather of Kathleen, Andrew, Sam, Molly, Conner, Shawn, Kira, Tyler, Kevin and Megan and great grandfather of Makayla, Patrick and Aria. Dear brother of the late Thomas Crosby. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are kindly invited to gather and share memories with the family on Wednesday March 31, 2021 from 4 pm to 7 pm in the Doherty Barile Family Funeral Home 11 Linden St. READING. Parking attendants and elevator available. Due to state regulations for Covid-19, a mask is required while in the funeral home as well as social distancing at all times.

Please consider donations in memory of John to Brookhaven Hospice 114 Turnpike Road Suite 206 Westborough, MA 05181.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Brian and Family: I'm very sorry for the recent loss of your Father. My condolences are with your Family at this time. I'll always remember meeting your Father and others in your Family over the years through your Business and my Father's in Reading. Sincerely.

Posted by Mike Somers - Reading, MA - Friend   April 01, 2021

"Brian, Ken and I are very sorry to hear of your fathers passing...We only met him a few times when we would bring in our tax documents...He was always pleasant and kind...He remained active in your business for many years, which says volumes about his work ethic and zest for life...Cherish and remember all the good times, speak of him often and keep all your wonderful memories close to your heart...He will be listening and watching over you all...Sincere Sympathy to you and your entire family for your loss"...Ken and Tina Lantz, Clients, Reading, Ma.

Posted by Tina and Ken Lantz - READING, MA - Acquaintance   March 31, 2021

Barbara David Michael and Steven, I would like to send my sincere condolences for the loss of John. He was a wonderful hardworking dedicated family man. It is a tragic loss but a miraculous gain for the heavens.

Posted by Jay Tripp - Groveland, MA - Friend   March 31, 2021

My husband and I are both saddened to hear of Mr. Crosby's passing. It was a true pleasure meeting with him every year to review our taxes and to discuss business, the economy and families. He was always so interesting and so respectful. A real gentleman in every way.

Posted by Cheryl HOWARD - Reading, MA - Acquaintance   March 31, 2021

My condolences to Barbara, Steven and the entire Crosby Family. John was a good friend to my parents, Bob and Peg and they enjoyed many good times together. My own memory of John is that he was always a pleasant and kind gentleman whenever I had the opportunity to speak with him. I know you will miss him dearly but I hope his memory is a blessing to you all. Steve Howe

Posted by STEPHEN HOWE - Wakefield, MA - Family Friend   March 30, 2021

My condolences to the Crosby family. My late husband Morgan and I always looked forward to meeting with John at tax time and in between. John's quick wit and quiet wisdom were delightful and enlightening. I feel like I know many of his family as John was so proud of you all and shared his love of his children and grand children. Peace be with you all. Ruby Cox long time client since 1981.

Posted by Ruby Cox - Reading, MA - Acquaintance   March 30, 2021


I don't know you I'm so sorry to hear about your husband passing he is now resting in peace may god be with you and your family you are all in my prays always remember the good times you had with him

Posted by Lorraine Butler - Derry, NH - Acquaintance   March 28, 2021

Dear DeeDee, David, Katie, Andy and all the Crosby family,

So saddened to hear of Pa's passing. He was a wonderful person, wise, kind and had a terrific sense of humor! He could light up a room with his smile. He was SO PROUD of all of you, and loved you all so much. We know that there is a bright light shining in the heavens now; know that he is still watching over all of his family. Condolences to all- we wish you Peace.
With love,
Drina and Paul Menard

Posted by Drina and Paul Menard - Franklin, MA 02038, MA - Family Friend   March 27, 2021

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