James H. Crocker Jr.

1956 ∼ 2019

James H. Crocker Jr.

James H. Crocker Jr., 63, of Osterville, Massachusetts, passed away of complications from surgery on October 18, 2019. Son of James H. and Agnes (Shields) Crocker. Grandson of John and Marie Shields, and Lauchlan and Wilhelmina Crocker. Loving husband of Gail (Bibeau) for 33 years and devoted father of Chrissy and Carly. Beloved brother of Susan (and Lindley Gifford) Crocker, Linda Crocker-Rizkallah, Sharon Crocker, Cathleen Mortimer and Lisa Crocker. Cherished nephew, uncle, brother-in-law, cousin, and friend.

Jim was a devoted family man and friend. He was a community leader and dedicated public servant. Born and raised in Osterville, Jim was proud to be a 14th generation Cape Codder. Jim was active in many civic and business organizations. Among his many activities, Jim was director of the Osterville Village Association; member of the Osterville Business and Professional Association; an advisory committee member for the Osterville Historical Museum; parish council chairman at Our Lady of the Assumption Church; past director of Osterville Village Library; trustee-at-large for the Barnstable Fatherhood Program; a member of the Overnight of Hospitality Committee; and a founding sponsor of the Barnstable Silver Bullets youth football program and Cape Waves female hockey program. Jim was a long-time member of the Centerville-Osterville-Marstons Mills Fire District Prudential Committee and had been President of the Cape Cod and the Islands Association of Realtors and Cape Cod and Islands Multiple Listing Service, as well as a Founding Member of the Oysterville Yacht Club.

Jim was a student of Barnstable Public Schools and graduated cum lade with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics from Suffolk University. Jim was the Principal Broker of Wianno Realty in Osterville for 35 years. He was a visionary not only in the town, but in his work as a contractor; he crafted both residential and commercial properties with his company Crocker Enterprises Ltd. Jim was a devoted family man. In his downtime, he also enjoyed boat rides, cruising in his convertible, an occasional game of poker with friends, and watching the Patriots. Jim had a contagious enthusiasm for life, a huge presence, and a brilliant mind. Jim was a friend to all and a light in his community. Life is so fragile; hold your loved ones close and try to live a little more like Jim.

Friends, family, and those whose lives were touched by Jim are invited to Our Lady of the Assumption Church (76 Wianno Avenue, Osterville) from 3:00-8:00pm on Wednesday, October 23. The funeral will be held at 11:30 am on Thursday, October 24, at Our Lady of the Assumption Church and a private burial will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider a donation to the Osterville Village Association (PO Box 520, Osterville) to fund a children’s park project, or the Cape Cod Horticultural Society (PO Box 934, Osterville) to support the Armstrong Kelley Park in Osterville. In the memo line, please write in memory of Jim Crocker. Jim loved his town and village, so donations to support his beloved community would be graciously appreciated.

Visitation

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Our Lady of the Assumption
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Funeral

Thursday, October 24, 2019 | 11:30 AM

Our Lady of the Assumption
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Donations

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider a donation to the Osterville Village Association (PO Box 520, Osterville) to fund a children’s park project, or the Cape Cod Horticultural Society (PO Box 934, Osterville) to support the Armstrong Kelley Park in Osterville. In the memo line, please write in memory of Jim Crocker. Jim loved his town and village, so donations to support his beloved community would be graciously appreciated.

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James H. Crocker Jr.

1956 ∼ 2019

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