Joseph Raymond “Jpe” Crosby

Angels Info

Name:  Joseph Raymond “Jpe” Crosby
Age:  30
Location:  Fayette, Maine
DOD:  May 20, 2017

Angels Bio:

Joseph Raymond Crosby, 30, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Fayette, on May 20, 2017.
He was born June 12, 1986, in Kentville, Nova Scotia, to parents Donald L. Crosby and Judith (Jones) Crosby. Growing up in Winthrop, he participated extensively in sports, especially basketball, a sport at which he excelled. He also attended Messalonskee High School and later finished his secondary education in Camden. After high school, he moved to Alaska, pursuing his dream of working on the ocean. There, he spent the last decade as a commercial fisherman, seining for salmon. He started as a deckhand and proudly captained his own boat in recent years. In 2015, he returned to Maine to be with family and friends, with plans to continue to work on the ocean.
Joe loved the outdoors. His father taught him to hunt and fish at a young age and it became his lifelong passion. Anyone who spent time with him knew that he was an exceptional hunter and fisherman. Although he lived in Alaska, he always found a way back to Maine each November to hunt with family and friends. He was always up for a fishing trip to the Allagash, and also enjoyed trapping with his good friend, Randy.
He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him. Joe will be remembered as a loyal, gentle, soft-spoken man with a big heart.
He was predeceased by his grandparents, Raymond Crosby, Francis Crosby, George Jones, and Dorothy Wilson; as well as his uncle Warren Crosby.
He is survived by his mother Judith (Jones) Crosby, of Camden; his father Donald Crosby, of Belgrade; a sister, Meghan Reitchel and her husband Eddie, of Augusta; nephews Lincoln and Greyson; uncles, Greg Jones and his wife Julie, of Chestnut Hill, Mass.; Gary Jones and his wife Sandy, of Chelsea; and Dana Jones and his wife Margaret, of Raymond. Joe is also survived by several cousins and many close friends.
Visitation hours will be held Thursday, May 25, from 5-7 p.m. at Knowlton and Hewins Funeral Home, One Church St., Augusta. A celebration of his life will be held Friday, May 26, from noon-2 p.m. at Maple Hill Farm, 11 Inn Rd., Hallowell. Private burial will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Manchester. Condolences, memories, photos and videos may be shared with the family on the obituary page of the website at:

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