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Eugene Crescenzi, 69, of Rockport, passed away on Monday morning, March 27, 2017.
Gene was born in Woburn, Mass., on October 24, 1947, the son of the late Dominic and Mary Edna (Pearson) Crescenzi. Gene graduated from Woburn High School and enlisted in the United Stated Navy in 1967. He served proudly during the Vietnam War, receiving the National Defense Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with three Bronze Stars and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal with Device. Upon his discharge in 1970, he started working for Bell South, (now Verizon), where he received many certificates and licenses and worked at many jobs within the company. He was a lineman and an electrical technician before retiring at the age of 48. He was a history buff and loved dogs. Gene was a very active lifetime member of the Gloucester VFW and was their Chaplain for over 10 years, a contributing member of the Association of BellTel Retirees Inc., the Vietnam Veterans of America, the USS Fechteler DD/DDR 870, a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical workers, Local Union 2222 and the Bat Conservation International. Gene was a very caring and generous man who helped out many over his life time, without credit to himself. He is survived by many close friends including the MacDonnell Family from Reading and the Vanderwerken family of Gloucester.
His visiting hours will be held in the Greely Funeral Home, 212 Washington St., Gloucester, on Thursday, March 30, from 2 to 4 p.m. A service will commence at 4 p.m. in the funeral home. Family and friends are cordially invited. His burial will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to VFW Post 1624, 224 Eastern Ave., Gloucester, MA 01930 or the Children’s Fund, 2821 Emerywood Parkway, Richmond, VA 23294 or the Bat Conservation International, 500 N. Capital of TX Hwy. Bldg. 1, Austin, TX 78746. Online condolences may be given at www.greelyfuneralhome.com.
Published on  March 29, 2017
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