Frank Lawrence Léo Crilley | News, Sports, Jobs
Frank Lawrence Leo Crilley of Merrimack, New Hampshire died on September 23, 2021. Frank was born in Malden, Massachusetts on December 20, 1934 and was the son of Leo Gustin and Phoebe (Pratt) Crilley.
Frank graduated from Malden Highschool in 1953, then enlisted in the US Airforce where he received training as an air traffic controller. After his enlistment was over, Frank married Helena (Nina) Ruth Lepper, his neighborhood girlfriend, and they started their family together in Malden. Frank started his job with the FAA as an air traffic controller working at the Logan Airport Tower. In 1962 Frank and his family moved to Nashua, New Hampshire, where he worked at the Boston Air Route Traffic Control Center for 24 years. Frank retired from the FAA in 1986.
Frank and Nina enjoyed their many road trips across the country and visiting national parks and other landmarks. He also enjoyed spending time in his cottage in Balch Pond, which the whole family built together. Frank was very resourceful and loved all projects around the house. He closely followed the weather and was an avid runner. Frank has run over 10 miles a day for 35 years, in all seasons, whatever the weather.
Frank was predeceased by his wife, Helena Crilley and his two sisters, Althea Wolfkopf of Osterville, MA, and Barbara Parsons of Reading, MA. Frank is survived by his three sons and daughter: Gary Crilley and his wife Diane of Portsmouth, NH, Ronald Crilley of Encinitas, CA, Glenn Crilley and his wife Wendy of Dover, NH, and Terry McGreevy and her husband Tom of Nashua, NH. Frank is also survived by 4 grandsons and 2 granddaughters.
The services took place in private. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of ROCHETTE FUNERAL HOME, 21 Kinsley Street, Nashua, NH. To leave an online condolence, story or message, please visit ANCTIL-ROCHETTE.COM.