Edward F. “Bud” Croke, age 95, of Milton passed away December 22nd surrounded by his loving family. Born and raised in Dorchester, he graduated from Dorchester High School and was a proud Army Veteran of WW II. He worked for Sun Oil as an Accountant for 25 years and later worked as a Field Manager for the Mass State Lottery before retiring. He was a founding member and an active parishioner and an usher at St. Elizabeth’s Church in Milton for many years. Ed was also a coach for Milton Little League and Babe Ruth Baseball for many years and an avid Boston Red Sox Fan.
Beloved husband for 72 years of June M. (Flaherty). Father of June M. Buckley and her husband Keith of Braintree, Peter T. Croke and his wife Jean of Marshfield, and Elizabeth L. “Betsy” Comproni and her partner Kent Stiritz of Dorchester. Grandfather of Katelyn and Timothy Buckley, and Christopher, Shauna, and Olivia Croke. Visiting hours at the Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home 326 Granite Ave Milton Monday December 23rd from 4-8 pm. Funeral Mass at St. Elizabeth’s Church, Milton Tuesday morning, December 24th at 10. Burial Milton Cemetery. Donations may be made in his memory to St. Elizabeth’s Church 359 Reedsdale Rd Milton, MA 02186.
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