John M. Crabtree, 49, of Rockville, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at his home.
He was born on January 1, 1963 in Providence, RI to Joanne (White) Crabtree and the late Edwy P. Crabtree. John grew up in Rockville, attending St. Bernard School, Rockville High School, and TCI in Windsor. A lover of the outdoors, a member of the Arbor Day Foundation, John could almost always be found doing something that helped connect him with the earth, whether it was gardening, fishing, camping, or visiting a National Park. He also loved to spend time on his land in Union and was a true conservationist. Quiet and unassuming, he had a wonderful sense of humor and enjoyed spending time with his friends. He was also a big supporter of New England sports teams, especially his beloved Red Sox. It should be noted that John felt it was important to donate his long hair to "Locks of Love".
In addition to his mother he is survived by his brother, Edwy P. Crabtree, Jr. and his wife Dawn of North Windham; his sister, Paula (Crabtree) Coates of Suffield; nieces, Chailey Coates, Kylie Crabtree, Alisha Fuller, and a nephew, Christopher Coates. In addition to his father, John was predeceased by his brother Michael Edward Crabtree.
Family and friends may gather on Sunday, April 29, from 2-4 p.m. at the Ladd Homestead, 19 Ellington Ave., Rockville section of Vernon; followed by a Prayer Service at 4 p.m. Burial will be private.
Donations in John's memory may be made to The Jimmy Fund, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445-7226.
For online condolences please visit www.carmonfuneralhome.com.