‹ Return to Current Obituaries

Order Flowers now for guaranteed delivery before Vincent's visitation.

Vincent A. Crookes

Vincent “Vinny” A. Crookes, 93, of Southington, passed away on Sunday, October 17, 2021 at The Hospital of Central Connecticut, Bradley Campus. Vinny had been the loving husband to the late Theda (Wiltsie) Crookes for 62 years.

Vinny was born on June 5, 1928 in Southington to the late Thomas and Bertha (Habisch) Crookes.

He worked for PJ Delahunty for over 50 years doing what he loved most, carpentry, painting and paper hanging. He also served his country in the United States Navy on the CVS Randolph from 1946 to1949 before being honorably discharged.

Vinny is survived by his children, David Crookes, Robert Crookes (Ceil) and Susan Crookes, all of Southington and grandsons, Trevor Crookes (Michele), Chad Crookes (Abby) and Joseph Mushrall (Aurelia) and most recently, his new great granddaughter Lilly Crookes. In addition to his wife Theda, Vinny was predeceased by his brothers George Crookes, Miles Crooks and sisters, Bertha Crookes Sietz and Violet Crookes Reardon.

Funeral services will be celebrated privately. Plantsville Funeral Home has been entrusted with handling the arrangements. For online condolences, please visit www.plantsvillefuneralhome.com.

To plant memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Vincent Crookes, please visit our flower store.


Dave and family I am saddened by the passing of your Dad grandfather and great grandfather. I knew Vinny from the American legion. He slays made me laugh. He met with Archie Zajak on Saturdays. Vinny and my Mom were friends from school I believe. Rest In Peace.

Mary Borysewicz Nov 3 2021 10:29 AM

So sorry to hear of Vinnie's passing. I knew Vinnie for almost 40 years, and we had many laughs together. My heartfelt sympathy to the entire family.

Terry Sturgeon ( the John Boyle Company ) Nov 2 2021 7:52 PM

To Bob & Marceille and the Crookes family, We are so sorry to hear about your Dad's passing. He was always so happy and such a hard worker. My parents always had good things to say about Vinnie. May all your memories bring you comfort. Laurie Plourd and Richard and Lois O'Hala

Laurie Oct 29 2021 6:38 PM

Bobby and the entire Crookes family; our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your father, grandfather and great-grandfather Vinny.

Russell & Jan Berube Oct 29 2021 9:57 AM

I saw Vinny this past summer at the beach. He was relaxing in the warm sunshine and reading a good book. He was so proud of his summer home. He made sure that I saw the inside of it as well as the outside. I would like to remember him that way, enjoying a beautiful summer day with Ceil and Susan. Rest in peace, Vinny, and may God Bless You.

Diane Motowidlo Oct 28 2021 12:01 PM

We are so sorry to hear of Vinny's passing. Sending our deepest sympathies.

Patty and Mike Boissonneault Oct 28 2021 10:29 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Vincent Crookes

Nelson & Becky Lamarre Oct 27 2021 7:01 PM

Dear Crookes Family, I am so very sorry to hear of Vinny's passing. He hung so much wallpaper at our house back in the day. He always had a smile to share. You are in my thoughts and prayers!

Gail Verderame Oct 27 2021 9:04 AM

David, I am so sorry for the passing of your dad. I loved him like a father and will cherish the beautiful memories. He is in my heart.

Fondly, Terry Oct 27 2021 8:53 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Vincent Crookes

Terry Rogers Oct 27 2021 8:49 AM

Show More Entries