not forgotten . . .

Bud Crotty


Lowell, MA
10.Dec.1932 - 08.Jun.2002


Billerica- John C. Crotty "Bud" a lifelong resident who had a long career as a race car driver, died Saturday June 8, 2002 after a three-month illness. He was the husband of Judith (Butler) Crotty , to whom he was married for 41 years. He was born in Lowell on December 10, 1932, a son of John J. and Helen (Starbird) Crotty. He attended Billerica Schools and lived his entire life in North Billerica section of town. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Crotty worked as a general contractor, steeplejack, and rigger. He was a retired member of Ironworkers Local No. 7 of Boston, and Local No 351 of Lawrence, after 32 years of service.

A retired race car driver, Mr. Crotty drove the 41 Jr. car, owned by Dick Mann of Stoughton, and won numerous trophies. In his earlier years, he also drove super modified race cars for Rocky Hinton and Ed Bowley “the flying 5” car, Tewkbury.

Mr. Crotty was a charter member of the Tewksbury-Wilmington Elks Lodge No. 2070, and a life long member of the North End Boat Club in Newburyport and the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine. He also belonged to many hunting clubs in Maine and New Hampshire., and was a member of the Bunting Club and the Knickerbocker Club in Lowell, MA. In his leisure time, he enjoyed hunting and fishing with his son and friends, and cooking at pig roasts to benefit club charities.

Besides his wife, survivors include a son, Everett H. Crotty: four sisters, Janet Gelineau of Chelmsford, Mary Walton of Lowell, Margaret Carnevale of Orlando Florida, and Donna Smith of Pelham, NH, a brother James T. Crotty of Billerica, and a grand-daughter Britni P. Crotty. He also leaves a sister-in-law and her husband Bonnie and Bill Largy of Lowell, also many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was also brother of the late William D. Crotty, and brother-in-law of the late Roberth H. Gelineau.

  . . . written by Everett H. Crotty, Billerica

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  • Pole for the 1960 Oswego Classic (finished 18th)
  • 1967 Star Classic winner
  • Three time feature winner in 1962 at Seekonk Speedway in the "cut-down" division.



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