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Douglas Crabb obituary (2022) – Morristown, Vermont


Douglas E. Crabb

Morristown, VT – Douglas (Doug) E. Crabb, 72, of Chester, New Hampshire and Morristown, VT, died on December 22, 2021.

Doug was born in Watertown, New York to Roselyn and Clarence Crabb. He received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Clarkson University where he played lacrosse. In 1983, Doug and his family moved from New York to Bow, New Hampshire. Doug became Vice President and General Manager of Barrett Equipment and, subsequently, Vice President and General Manager of the US Division of Mailhot Industries before retiring in 2018. In 2010, Doug moved to Nashua and thereafter started dividing his time between Chester, New Hampshire and Morristown, Vermont.

Doug was an avid outdoorsman and a craftsman. He could repair or build just about anything, whether it was a large house construction, a treehouse, or an ornate birdhouse. He took great joy in such projects, both because he liked to DIY and because he usually involved his family in the projects.

He loved his family and throughout his life family remained at the center of his existence. He was a deeply humble and selfless man who refused to make him a priority. Instead, he has always focused on meeting the needs of others. When not at work, Doug took great joy in chatting with his children in the car, sharing his love of the outdoors on long walks in the mountains and woods, building a strong tree and a zipline that made from their home a great place to play, watch heavy storms, train lacrosse, joke with people and enjoy fly fishing, camping, kayaking, big dogs, ski trips and family time. Several times a day, Doug could be heard happily whistling a rock song. He was quick to call, text or comment with positive comments. He cherished the role of being a mentor and offering advice to the family. His advice has been and will continue to be helpful. He was heavily invested in the happiness of those he loved. He was admired and respected by his colleagues, friends and family. He will be sorely missed.

Doug leaves four children Margaret R. Kerouac (James Kerouac), William D. Crabb, Maureen F. Spear (Jeffrey Spear) and Patrick D. Crabb as well as four grandchildren Madeline G. Kerouac, Riley E. Crabb, Aelianna M. Spear, and Lucas J. Spear. Over a decade ago, Doug found love with his soul mate, Carol Karajgi. He was also very fond of Carol’s children – Rachel Karajgi (Michael Fitzgerald), Andrew Karajgi and Carol’s granddaughter, Stella Fitzgerald. He leaves behind three siblings, Georgia Mosher (David Mosher), Andrew Crabb and Samuel Crabb (Glynis Scott) as well as his ex-wife, Katherine M. Crabb, and several nieces and nephews.

It’s impossible to explain all that Doug was in the limited space of an obituary. He was so for many. The family will be celebrating Doug’s life in the spring.

In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to send a donation on Doug’s behalf to the Humane Society for Greater Nashua or the Society for the Protection of NH Forests or to a cause they believe reflects life and values. by Doug.

Arrangements have been made with Bennett Funeral Home of Concord, NH.

Posted by Concord Monitor on January 2, 2022.