Posted Oct. 27, 2008, at 8:12 p.m.
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ADDISON – Phyllis L. Crowley, 97, died peacefully Oct. 27, 2008, after a short illness, at an Ellsworth health care facility. She was born Sept. 17, 1911, in Machiasport, the daughter of the late Hallie D. and Beatrice L. (Thompson) Larrabee. She worked for many years at various sardine factories as a food processor. Mrs. Crowley enjoyed family, especially on Sundays. She also liked the get-togethers on holidays, baking and cooking hearty meals for the family. She shared 70 years of marriage with the Donald Crowley, who died in 2001. Family members include her son, Keith A. Crowley Sr.; six grandchildren, Jean Crowley, Jessie Alley and husband, William, Judy Handy and husband, Donald, Keith “Ubbie” Crowley Jr. and companion, Rebecca Skinner, James Crowley and companion, Rebecca White, all of Addison and Jane Look and husband, Raymond of Florida; great-grandchildren, Barry Alley and wife, Andrea, of New Hampshire, Holly Tyler and husband, Jason, of Addison, Donna Eldridge and husband, David, of Cutler, Trey, Katie and Lindsey Crowley, all of Addison, Chad Crowley of Addison, Michael Look of Addison and Courtney of Florida, great-great-grandchil-dren, Timothy and Joanna Alley, Emily, Elyssa and Eagan Eldridge; a brother, Kendall Larrabee of Machias; and a sister-in-law, Arletta Faulkingham of Jonesport. She was also survived by a nephew, Ronald Peabody and wife, Mary, of Jonesport. She was predeceased by a daughter-in-law, Daphene Crowley; two sisters, Madolyn Peabody and husband, Elmer, and Faye Larrabee; and brothers, Wayne Larrabee and Neil Larrabee. The family thanks her extended family at Grace Home, Harrington, for her comfort and care while being a resident there for three years. Graveside services will be held 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, at Basin Cemetery, Addison, with Deacon Audrey Tyler. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Union Church, care of Ronald Look, P.O. Box 18, Batson Lane, Addison, ME 04606. A service of Bragdon-Kelley Funeral Home, Milbridge. For online condolences, please visit our website at

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