Obituary of Constance Lundberg Crowley
A celebration of life will be held on
Saturday, March 4
Alexandria History Museum at The Lyceum
201 S. Washington Street
(parking is behind museum, and in nearby municipal lots)
Constance Lundberg Crowley, 95, died on February 3, 2023 at her home in Montclair, NJ. She was born in Fitchburg, MA on December 4, 1927, the daughter of Edward A. and Signe Ehnstrom Lundberg. She is predeceased by her husband, Richard W. Crowley (USMC-Ret.), her parents, and her brother, Richard E. Lundberg.
Connie was a Marine Corps wife, moving her family numerous times as duty called. Each of her five children were born in a different place. She often said that although they did not have a permanent home during Dick’s multiple overseas deployments, they had a very exciting life. They spent many years in Virginia and two exciting years in London after Dick’s retirement.
In 2010, Connie moved to Montclair to live with daughter Connie Keys and her family. She loved this town and its proximity to NYC. She loved Egans, Watchung Booksellers, SLA Thai, Talbots, Eagle Rock, Presby Iris Gardens, Let’s Yo, the New York Times, the Montclair Film Festival and the annual Swedish Christmas fair. She liked telling relatives that she was once in physical therapy with Yogi Berra. Connie was a member of the Montclair Women’s Club and the Friends of Barnet book club for over 10 years.
Connie was a loyal FDR, JFK, Barack Obama Democrat and an avid political news follower. She was thrilled to meet Joe Biden, Cory Booker and Mikie Sherrill during her years in New Jersey. She loved the theater and knew (and sang) the lyrics to most Broadway musicals. She loved all things Swedish and was proud to be the granddaughter of immigrants. Most of all, she adored her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, reveled in our achievements, and inspired us to be our best selves.
Connie/Mom/Grammy/Gigi was the matriarch of a large family and is survived by five children: Dr. Sheila Crowley (Kent Willis) of Port Haywood, VA, Margaret P. Crowley of Alexandria, VA, Todd R. Crowley of Corey, PA, Dr. Anthony E. Crowley of Lovettesville, VA, and Constance C. Keys (David) of Montclair, NJ; ten grandchildren: Emily Fagan (Patrick), Greta Gill (Dale), Rev. Christopher Crowley (Kim), Erin Crowley (Timothy Gurski), Nathan Crowley, Dr. Julia Crowley, Dr. Michelle Crowley, and Chelsea, Susannah, and James Keys; ten great-grandchildren; her sister, Patricia L. Mogensen of Concord, MA, and several nieces and nephews.
Connie will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery with her husband. A celebration of life will be held in the coming weeks (please check https://moriartyfuneralhome.com for updates). In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Connections at Home NJ (https://cahnj.org) in Verona, NJ, a non-profit founded by Thomas McCarrick, MD, Connie’s primary care physician.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Constance Crowley, please visit Tribute Store