It is with a heavy heart and a freshly sharpened pencil that I announce the passing of our father, Mickey Crowningshield. His first name was Malcolm but everyone always called him Mickey. You grew up in Port Kent on Crowningshield Lane and were the son of Irene and Floyd Crowningshield. You loved hunting, fishing, boating, and really anything to do with being outside.
After high school, you went to IBM Business School in Albany and joined the Navy. I know this for a fact because I've seen you in old photos trying to climb coconut trees on distant islands. You met our mother, Carol, in the movie theater where she worked for her father. After a lot of popcorn and movies, you found your soulmate, got married, and settled down in Port Kent. You had three children, Cherie, Kerry, and Matt. Matt added to our family when he married Gretchen. You were also blessed with three grandchildren, Dustin, Emma, and Ethan.
Throughout the years, Dad, you led us on many adventures, like what you would bring home in the back of your truck. Sometimes it would be a partridge you got on the way home or a random waterski you found floating on the river. I always thought it was funny for you only to bring a single waterski home knowing it was missing the other one.
In the 1980s, you owned and ran a small mom & pop grocery store in Port Kent while working at the phone company when it was AuSable Valley. Later it changed to Frontier and from that you retired. After retiring, you found great joy traveling around the country with mom and always came back with some great stories.
You are survived by one sister, Marilyn and family, as well as Aunt Marge; mother-in-law Pearl and late father-in-law Paul and many brothers and sisters-in-laws and their families. You also have many cousins, extended family members, and life-long friends who are loved but too numerous to mention. It is also important to mention all of the caregivers which were always there for you and mom when they were needed. Thank you for everything you did for our father.
Oh, and one last thing. If you can hear us, Dad, make sure and save some fish up there for us.
In keeping with Dad's wishes, we invite friends and family to join us for a celebration of Mickey's life at the Crowningshield home at 54 Sable Street in Port Kent on Saturday, September 9th from 2 to 4 p.m.
Arrangements are in the care of the Hamilton Funeral Home, 124 Clinton Street, Keeseville, 834-7667. To offer an online condolence, share a symbolic gesture, or share a photo in memory of Mickey Crowningshield please visit www.hamiltonfuneralhome.com
Published on September 1, 2017