Ashuelot, N.H.- Hubert Larkin, “Hughie” Crowell, 78 of Allen Hill Road died unexpectedly Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at his home.
Mr. Crowell was born in Chesterfield, N.H. on June 3, 1940 the son of Lawrence and Mildred (Ingalls) Crowell. He was raised and educated in Hinsdale and was a graduate of Hinsdale High School, Class of 1958.
He went on to proudly serve his country in the United States Air Force and following his honorable discharge from active service returned home to Hinsdale.
Mr. Crowell was employed by the town of Winchester for the water department and retired as Water Department Commissioner in 1991. He also owned and operated Linn Electric based in Ashuelot. Previously he had worked as an electrician for both Dompier Electric and Tyler Electric in Brattleboro.
Active civically, he served on the Winchester Zoning Board and Winchester Planning Board each for 16 years and on the Winchester Budget & Sewer Committee for eight years.
He was a member of both the Winchester American Legion and Winchester V.F.W.
Of his leisure time activities, he enjoyed taking day trips throughout the area with his wife, liked hunting, fishing and gardening and was a gentleman farmer. He was known for his spirit of friendship and generosity willing to assist anyone in need.
On October 27, 1967 at the former Saint Michael’s Church in Ashuelot he was married to Linda E. Hatfield. His faithful and devoted wife of 55 years predeceased him on February 6, 2018.
Survivors include one sister, Lorraine Burdo of Hinsdale, brother-in-law Gordon Hatfield, Jr and his wife Phyllis of Winchester, sister-in-law Carole Vogeley and her husband William of Chesterfield, several cousins and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
He was predeceased by two brothers, Clifford Crowell and Almon Crowell and a sister Rose Domina.
Graveside committal services for both Hubert and his wife Linda will be conducted Wednesday (7/25) at 11:00 A.M. in Ashuelot Cemetery. A reception will follow the services to be held at the Winchester VFW Hall.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in each of their memory may be made to, The Oncology Department at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital 17 Belmont Avenue, Brattleboro, VT 05301 or to the Winchester Volunteer EMS/Ambulance Service, 6 Parker St., Winchester, NH. 03470.