Carol Ann Crowley (nee Musser) of Franklin, N.J., passed away after a brief illness at Morristown Medical Center on Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020. She was 74.
Born to Eugene and Margaret Musser in Passaic, N.J., she grew up in Clifton, N.J., and graduated from Saint John Vianney High School in Paterson, N.J. She lived in Nutley, N.J., before moving to Franklin 40 years ago.
Carol received her BA in history from Caldwell College and her master’s in library science from Emory University. She worked for the Sussex County Library System in Franklin for 15 years, retiring in 2015. Carol was a parishioner of Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in Franklin, where she also served on the Finance Council and was a member of the Franklin Quilters. She took great joy in quilting and genealogy.
She is the beloved wife for 45 years of Dr. Paul Crowley of Franklin; devoted mother of Paul Crowley Jr. of Summit, N.J., Sharon Crowley of Jersey City, N.J., Margaret Demsak and her husband, Nick, of Lake Tamarack in Stockholm, N.J., and Patrick Crowley of Lake Tamarack in Stockholm, N.J.; and loving grandmother of Máire, Caolán, Áine and Éabha.
Carol is predeceased by her grandson, Eóghan Demsak.
The family received their friends at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home in Franklin on Sept. 14. Funeral services were held at the funeral home on Sept. 15, with a fneral Mass at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Franklin. Cremation was private. Burial of cremains will follow at a later date at Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Hardyston, N.J.
Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers can be sent to the Eóghan Demsak Fund at the Dawn Center for Independent Living (dawncil.org). This fund supports Early Intervention Programs and is in memory of Carol’s grandson.