On Friday, December 7, 2018, Dennis Charles Crowley passed away at age 71 from complications caused by Lewy body dementia. Lewy body dementia is the second most common type of progressive dementia after Alzheimer's.
Dennis was born on April 29, 1947 in Massachusetts. He attended the University of Massachusetts and earned a degree in hospitality and tourism management. Dennis was an excellent restaurateur. He is most remembered for his work at Steak and Ale and Outback Steakhouse.
Dennis served in the Air Force and had active duty in the Vietnam war as a security officer. After the war, he married Alice M. Laurence and they raised two sons, Matthew and Nicholas and three daughters, Alice, Denyse and Michelle.
Dennis had a passion for the Boston Red Sox. This passion was fostered by his mother Mary from a very young age. Dennis was a frequent patron of Fenway park, but his most memorable day in the stands was on October 27, 2004 when the Curse of the Bambino was put to rest and the Red Sox won the World Series for the first time in 86 years.
Dennis was preceded in death by his father, Bob, and his mother, Mary. He is survived by his wife, Alice, his five children, Alice, Denyse, Matthew, Michelle, and Nicholas, his uncle Norman, and several cousins.
Our family would like to extend a special Thank you to the staff of Carrington Place. Their love and care for Dennis showed throughout his entire stay with them and their comfort and support in Dennis's last days eased our pain. We will be forever grateful to them.