Vernon Edward Crownshaw

MIDDLEBURY – Vernon Edward Crownshaw, 75, died Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at Waterbury Hospital. He died on his 56th wedding anniversary to his wife, Louise (Bioski). They were married July 9, 1958, in the chapel at Westover School. Mr. Crownshaw was born Aug. 12, 1938, in Woodbury, in the apartment above Canfield Corner Pharmacy, to the late George H. and Dorothy M. (Lockwood) Crownshaw.

Mr. Crownshaw loved the outdoors; camping, boating, fishing, throwing horseshoes and winning, rattlesnake hunting, game hunting and gardening. He loved the great state of Vermont, motorcycles and fast cars and had spent much time at the race track with his cousin, Chick Stockwell. He had worked at Phillip’s Diner making donuts for nine years before working for Eyelematic Mfg. in Watertown for over 41 years.

He is survived by his sons Michael and his wife, Lisa, of Middlebury and James of Waterbury and his daughter Tina and her fiancé, Dave, also of Waterbury; his brother, Tommy. of Florida and two sisters, Kate of Oakville, and Arlene of Woodbury. He also is survived by six grandchildren: Vernon E. Crownshaw III, Crystle Marie Tellerday, Samatha Josephine Crownshaw, Tiffany Louise Tellerday, Michael Lee Crownshaw Jr. and Melissa Ann Crownshaw and two great-grandchildren, Vernon E. Crownshaw IV and Abbey Marie Crownshaw. He was predeceased by a son, Vernon E. Crownshaw, Jr.

He made a lasting impression on anyone he came into contact with. Gone, but never forgotten.

His funeral service Saturday, July 12, was followed by burial in the New North Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to his wife at 327 Steinmann Ave, Middlebury 06762, to help defray funeral and medical expenses.
The Woodbury Funeral Home of Munson-Lovetere was in charge of arrangements. For online condolences, visit


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