GARDNER- Aurelie J. (Crowe) Dresser, 95, of Jackson Park West and formerly of Athol- Orange area and Winchendon, passed away peacefully early Monday morning, June 14, 2021, a day short of her 96th birthday, at home with loved ones at her side.
Born in Athol on June 15, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Harry B. and Ella A. (Upham)(Warren) Crowe and graduated from Athol High in 1943.
On December 1, 1945, she married Harold C. Dresser at the Starrett Memorial United Methodist Church in Athol and they enjoyed 65 years of marriage until his death on March 17, 2011.
Aurelie worked for the L. S. Starrett Company in Athol for 40 years before retiring.
She enjoyed doing crafting, loved Gospel music but most of all she enjoyed her family, especially the grandchildren.
Aurelie was a member and past president of the former Athol-Orange Emblem Club, and had been a member of the First Universalist Church in Orange as well as the Salvation Army in Fitchburg.
Survivors include her children, Sandra Morris of Port St. Lucie, FL, Susan Lewis and her husband, Skip, of Braselton, GA, Sheryl MacDonald of Gardner, Sharlene Adams and her husband, David, of Orange, and Sonya Ellis and her husband, Ron Dupuis, of Gardner; grandchildren, Jeanine Ramsdell, Ricky Churchill, Steven Lewis, Kristie Foley, Stacey Woodbury, Meredith Mallet, Mark Gallagher, Scott Gallagher, Michael Richards Jr., and Amanda Hill; many great grandchildren and great, great grandchildren.
Besides her parents and husband, Aurelie was predeceased by her siblings, Gordon Crowe, Kenneth Warren, Archie Warren, Dorothy Madden and Homer Warren.
A calling hour will be held on Saturday, June 19, 2021 from 9-10 a.m. at Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main Street, Orange.
A funeral service will follow at 10 a.m. in the funeral home.
Interment will be in Silver Lake Cemetery, Athol.
In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the Salvation Army, 739 Water Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420.
Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main Street, Orange, is assisting the family.
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