Hazel Nellie Crowell


Hazel Nellie Crowell, 94,

died Saturday, Jan. 12,

2013, at the Absolut of

Dunkirk, Dunkirk, N.Y.

She was born June 7,

1918, in Villenova, N.Y.,

the daughter of the late

Carl and Nellie (Abbey)


Hazel and her husband,

Donald V. Crowell, whom

she married on Dec. 31,

1941, and who died on Oct.

9, 1998, owned and operat-

ed Green Banks Farm for 60

years. She was a teacher for

three years in East Leon

Country School and Clear

Creek Country School, be-

fore taking on the farm.

She was a member of the

Hamlet United Methodist

Church the National

Grange and Villenova

Grange for 80 years. Hazel

was a past member of the

National, State and County

Holstein Club, and member

of Home Bureau, Hamlet

Rebecca?s and the Farm

Bureau. She was deputy

town supervisor for 20


She is survived by her

children: Robert D. (Laurie)

Crowell of South Dayton,

N.Y.; Mary (Albert) Brink-

erhoff of Livonia, N.Y.; Al-

ice (Keith) Perkins of War-

saw, N.Y.; Carol (John)

Dolphin of Brandon, Fla.;

Howard (Alyce) Crowell of

Forestville, N.Y.; and Betty

(Gino Dellanina) Crowell

of Camarillo, Calif.; 15

grandchildren and 29 great-


Besides her parents and

husband she was preceded

in death by her grandson

Eric Crowell.

Visitation will be held at

Hills Funeral Chapel on

Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. and

7-9 p.m.

Funeral services will be

held Wednesday, Jan. 16,

2013, at 2 p.m. at Hills Fun-

eral Chapel, 478 Balcom

Corners, Rt. 83, South Day-

ton, N.Y.. Pastor Bruce Fish

of the Cherry Creek-Leon

United Methodist Church

will be officiating. Burial

will be in the Villenova

Cemetery in the town of


Family suggests memori-

als to Hamlet United

Methodist Church, or Vil-

lenova Grange 604.