In Memory

Edward Croken

Edward Croken

Ed Croken, 67, passed away on Friday, November 7, 2014. He was born in Springfield to the late Daniel and Bridie (Carney) Croken. A 1964 graduate of East Longmeadow High School, he owned and operated Glenwood Cafe in Springfield for 30 years. He also worked for New England Telephone as a central office technician for 26 years.

Active in horse racing, Ed  was a member of the New York Racing Association and owned Glenwood Star Stables in New York, where he bred thoroughbred horses. He was a member of the Air National Guard for eight years. An avid golfer, Ed was a longtime member of Wyckoff Country Club. He leaves two brothers, Daniel P. Croken of Wilbraham and William F. Croken of East Longmeadow; five nieces and nephews;  and five grandnieces and grandnephews. Excerpted from the Springfield Sunday Republican, November 9, 2014.

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11/12/14 07:19 PM #1    

William Donovan

I visited with Ed in June of this year when I was told he wasn't feeling well due to pneumonia and other complications. At that time he was in recovery mode and doing better, gaining strength and doing rehab. I was shocked to see his name in the obits. of the Springfield Rebublican on Sunday 11/9/14. Edward will be sadly missed by all of us who knew him. Our class was well represented at Ed's wake by classmates Pat Bean,Kathy Berard (Scott), Pam Manning (O'keefe) and myself Bill Donovan. God Bless Edward Croken- from the class of 64! He was a good man.

11/12/14 07:40 PM #2    

Timothy Casey

Well said, Bill.

Ed was a fine person.

11/13/14 07:43 AM #3    

Brian Johnson

Amen- Eddy was a good friend, someone you could count on. I feel fortunate to be able to remember him like he looked in his high school senior picture, since I moved away after graduation. I would imagine Tillio saw a somewhat different Ed last June. May he rest in peace and may God bless him. Brian Johnson

11/13/14 03:36 PM #4    

Margo Merrigan (Manning)

I did not know Eddy very well in school. He  seemed to be a quiet guy but I am sad our class lost another person. His life seemed to be quite full and I hope happy.

11/13/14 06:37 PM #5    

Patricia Woods (Atkinson)

Eddie was a good guy.  Very quiet compared to many of us.  I remember him, and was sad to hear of his passing. 

Condolences to his family.

Patti Woods Atkinson

11/13/14 07:31 PM #6    

Gerald Bono

Sadly a good man is gone. Rest in peace Ed.

11/13/14 11:07 PM #7    

Lisa Johnson

My sincere condolences to Eddys family and may he R I P.

11/14/14 09:47 AM #8    

Nancy Laurier (O'Callaghan)

Yes, it is sad we have lost another classmate. But our memories of Ed will always be with us. Rest in peace Ed.  My condolence to his family.



11/14/14 11:53 AM #9    

George Smith

My condolances to the Croken family. Sad to hear of his passing and sorry to hear we have lost another classmate.

11/15/14 02:09 PM #10    

Brenda Man (Fotch)

It is sad to have lost another classmate. Condolences to the family.

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