Hilary "Hil" B. Crocker
WAYLAND: Hilary “Hil” B. Crocker, 92, died peacefully in the comfort of his family on September 15, 2018 following a period of declining health.
Hil, as he was best known, was born on November 3, 1925 in Trout River, Newfoundland, Canada the son of the late Simeon Crocker and Alice Bertha (Butt) Crocker.
He was the beloved husband for 63 years of the late Peggy (Wright) Crocker who died on March 24, 2016.
Hil is the devoted father of Steven G. Crocker and his wife Lynda K. Crocker of Framingham and Lisa J. Crocker of Wayland. Cherished grandfather of William Rogers of Farmington, NH and Michael Crocker of Framingham. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Rendell Crocker and Anita Crocker.
His family moved from Newfoundland when Hil was a child and he spent his formative years in Quincy. He was a graduate of the New England College of Pharmacy. For over 40 years, Hil was the owner of the Oak Street Pharmacy in Natick.
He served his country proudly during World War II with the United States Navy as a Quartermaster on the Destroyer U.S.S. Bagley stationed in the South Pacific. After the war he served in the Merchant Marines for a year prior to college.
Hil was a longtime member of the Framingham Country Club and an avid golfer. He also enjoyed gardening, bowling and bridge. He and his wife Peggy were members of the Community United Methodist Church in Wayland for many years. Hil was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather to his family and will be remembered fondly by all who knew him.
Visitations will be held on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the John C. Bryant Funeral Home, 56 Pemberton Road (off Rte. 30), Wayland.
His funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 10:00 am at the Community United Methodist Church, 5 Damon Street (corner of Rte. 27 and Damon St.) Wayland.
Interment to follow in the Crocker family lot in Lakeview Cemetery in Wayland.
In lieu of flowers, his family kindly suggests that gift’s in Hil’s memory may be sent to a Veteran’s organization of the donor’s choice.