Flora "Kate" Catherine Crowley

1930 - 2021

Cohasset, Formerly Watertown


Flora "Kate" Catherine Crowley, age 90, of Cohasset and Watertown, passed away peacefully on April 6, 2021. Kate was the beloved daughter of the late Flora (Holden) and Joseph T. Crowley. She was the adoring sister of the late Margaret C. Chapin and her late husband Henry "Harry" Chapin of Cohasset. She was the devoted and loving aunt of Hannah Chapin Foley and her husband, the late James Foley, of Scituate and the late John "Jesse" Chapin, as well as several grand-nephews and her grand-niece. 

Kate received her Bachelor's Degree from Emmanuel College and her Master's Degree from Boston College. She then enjoyed teaching for over 40 years at the Morse School in Cambridge.

Kate was a self-less person, always giving her time and energy to others. She would travel to and spend every summer in Cohasset until 1967, when she began to spend every weekend there helping her sister with any task, after husband passed, but relishing in helping the kids. Kate was beyond devoted to her niece and nephew, and later, her grand-nephews and niece. She loved her family dearly. 

Kate and her sister, Margaret, were inseparable! Caring for each other and supporting each other. They could often be found enjoying a meal from their friends at Cohasset House of Pizza, often items that were made special for them!

Services to honor Kate are to be announced. 

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Theodore Barnett

April 15, 2021 1:03 PM

Thank you for making my childhood so fun and memorable. You will be missed, Kate.
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Herman Weltman

April 13, 2021 6:46 AM

To Margaret - My surrogate mom and soul mate/sister to Kate. My hope is that their trees will be planted side by side, as they were in life and in my memory.
With love, Herman
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Herman Weltman

April 13, 2021 6:42 AM

To Aunt Kate - One of my favorite people in the world. Your legacy lives on through all those you touched. With love, Herman
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Herman Weltman

April 13, 2021 6:36 AM

Kate was everyone’s favorite aunt and surrogate mom. Thank you to Hannah Chapin Foley and Jesse for sharing her with us so selflessly.
Kate and Margaret were two of the funniest, most generous women I’ve known and they will always be “home” to me. In my mind, they will forever be sitting in your den waiting for us to come home from a late night expedition to Sassafras, to let us know: (1) that they cared; and (2) who was REALLY in charge. Margaret and Kate were a beacon of love, warmth and humor on the shores of Little Harbor. That light will continue to shine on us for the rest of our lives.

My heart goes out to you, Hannah, and the entire family. As your Mom and Kate proved...It takes a village. And this village will carry on their legacy with stories that will last for generations to come.
Sending a virtual hug from across the pond. Lots of love, H x

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April 12, 2021 7:37 PM
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