Marie M. Crouse

  • Born: January 14, 1931
  • Died: December 2, 2019
  • Location: Wakefield, Massachusetts

McDonald Funeral Home

19 Yale Avenue
Wakefield, MA 01880
Tel. (781) 334-9966

Tribute & Message From The Family

Marie Margaret Crouse, age 88, a longtime Wakefield resident, died Monday, December 2 at the Massachusetts General Hospital after a courageous battle with ALS.

Born in Medford on January 14, 1931 she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Margaret A. (Hickey) Ryan.

Marie was raised in Medford and had attended St. Joseph School in Medford and Medford High School, as well as attending secretarial school. She had worked many years in accounting for a number of town entities, including the town hall and the Wakefield Public Schools until her retirement in the 80's from the Superintendent's Office. Alongside her husband, the late Harold F. Crouse, Marie was very involved in the formative years of The Wakefield Citizen Scholarship Foundation; as well as numerous other town activities. She was a devoted parishioner of St. Joseph Church and was an avid reader. She also was an accomplished photographer and even had pictures published. She was honored in town for her photography at the Civic Center through Friends of Lake Quannapowitt. Marie will be remembered as a selfless woman, who even in the face of adversity and illness remained stoic and generous.

She was the wife of the late Harold F. Crouse, with whom she shared nearly 55 years of marriage. She was the mother of Robert Crouse of Wakefield, John Crouse and his wife Stephanie of Glastonbury, CT and Elizabeth Crouse of Wakefield. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Andrew, Joseph, Lauren, Connor, Stephen, Ryan, Victoria, Tomas, and Jennifer; as well as one great grandchild, Aiden. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her brother, Frederick Ryan and his wife Diane.

Funeral from the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., Wakefield on Saturday at 9am followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Joseph Church, 173 Albion St., Wakefield at 10am. Visitation for relatives and friends at the Funeral Home on Friday from 4-7pm. Interment, Forest Glade Cemetery in Wakefield.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Marie's name may be made to Leonard Florence Center for Living, Attn: ALS Care, 165 Captains Row, Chelsea, MA 02150;


Condolence & Memory Journal

Our family was very saddened to hear of Marie's passing. We (Merle, Gale, Lee Ann and Laura) so enjoyed Marie and Harry visits to Nova Scotia, and the phone calls and Christmas letters in later years. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Wishing you strength and comfort.

Posted by Lee Ann Crouse - Halifax - Family   December 09, 2019

Robby, John and Liz- So sorry to hear about your mom. We loved her and your dad. She was one of the sweetest woman I have been blessed to know.

Posted by Joan Cremins - Mattapoisett, MA - Family Friend   December 07, 2019

So sorry got your loss, such a great family, Harry and Marie were such great friends, my thoughts and prayers are with Liz, bob and John

Posted by Tony Gonnella - Apex, NC - Friend   December 06, 2019

Your mother worked for a short time for me as a temp following her retirement. She was a wonderful lady and a pleasure to work with. So organized and meticulous and always with a positive attitude. Please accepy my condolences on your loss...

Posted by John Buckley - MELROSE, MA - Coworker   December 06, 2019


John, Stephanie, Lauren, Connor and Stephen, we are so very sorry for the loss of your mother, mother-in-law, grandmother. We hope you find comfort in the memories you have with her. Love, Jill, Bob and Jacob Zygmunt.

Posted by Jill Zygmunt - Glastonbury, CT - Neighbor   December 05, 2019

Liz, so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. I know the girls loved their time with Mimi!
Lisa and Scott

Posted by Lisa Warner - Steamboat Springs, CO - Family   December 05, 2019

To the Crouse Family,
Marie, your mother, was such a lovely woman. Caring, talented, and so kind. She will be missed by so many. Please know that your mother Marie and your dad Harry will remain in our hearts forever.
Julie Scott and family

Posted by Julie Scott - Wakefield, MA - Family Friend   December 05, 2019

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