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Henry "Hank" Crombie
January 18, 1943 ~ January 10, 2024 (age 80) 80 Years Old
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It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Henry "Hank" Crombie, who left this world on January 10, 2024, at the age of 80. He was born on January 18,1943 in Providence, RI to his late parents, Denis Crombie and Mary Mainey.
Henry was a graduate of Saint Raphael Academy in Pawtucket, RI, and a veteran of the United States Navy whose duties were Avionics Maintenance, and a flight crew member. Notable were his employment at M.I.T, Raytheon, and Tektronix.
Henry leaves behind a sister, Anne Shaw, a cherished son, Steven Crombie, and a devoted daughter, Melanie Lockhart and her husband Timothy Lockhart Jr. While their loss is profound, they find solace in knowing Henry is now at peace with his beloved wife, Jeanne Vekeman and sons, Alan and Brian Crombie, all who preceded him in death. He also leaves behind his grandchildren, Heather Wilson, Richard Wilson, Adam Brehant, Alexander Crombie, and Valerie Crombie, and great-grandchildren James and Luciana Botelho.
Devout in his faith, Henry was a eucharistic minister and regular congregant at St. Ann Catholic Church. He found joy in volunteering his time and wisdom at the New England Historical Society, amalgamating his love for history and community service. Some of his favorite pastimes included fishing, lobster trapping, and flying model planes, amateur radio, and family ancestry. His love for the outdoors was evident in his favorite ways to exercise; be it a rejuvenating walk or an invigorating bicycle ride at home or on the Cape Cod Canal.
A lover of seafood, Henry could often be found enjoying a meal at the Longhorn Steakhouse or Seafood Sam's. An erudite man, he favored watching informative shows on The History Channel and The Smithsonian Channel.
Described by many as quick-witted and analytical, Henry was always eager to share his wisdom, teaching us to work hard and adopt the 'do it yourself' motto. His witty remarks and ability to troubleshoot anything will be remembered by all who knew him.
The mark Henry left on this world is one of kindness and generosity. His legacy will continue to live on through his loved ones, reminding "youz Jamoco's" all to be kind, gracious, and to never stop learning. He will be dearly missed.
Visitation hours will be held on Wednesday, January 17, 2024 at Riendeau-Mulvey Funeral Home, 467 Bay St. Taunton, MA from 9:00-10:30am, following the visitation a Funeral Mass will be held at St. Ann Church, 675 N. Main St. Raynham, MA at 11:00am. Burial will take place at Pleasant St. Cemetery, 687 Pleasant St. Raynham, MA. All family and friends are respectfully invited to attend.