Hazel Naomi Walters

  • Born: September 12, 1941
  • Died: April 28, 2020
  • Location: Shirley, Massachusetts

Badger Funeral Homes, Inc.

347 King Street
Littleton, MA 01460

Tel. (978) 486-3709

Tribute & Message From The Family

Hazel "Peewee" Naomi (Crowe, Canessa) Walters, 78, passed away on April 28, 2020. She was born in Pepperell, MA to Henry Crowe, Sr. and Evelyn (Nutting) Crowe. She grew up on the Crowe farm in Shirley, MA with her five siblings, who were well-known for their good-humored antics around town.

Hazel lived most of her life in Shirley, and enjoyed spending time with her family, her garden, and the outdoors. In her younger years, she was an avid softball player and bowler, even teaching herself to pitch and bowl left-handed when she received an injury to her right elbow. She also enjoyed hiking, and hiked Mount Washington three times from age 50 onwards. She was close with all six of her grandchildren.

Hazel held at a variety of positions throughout her lifetime. Most notably, she worked as a machine assembler at Shanklin Corp. and as a supervisor in the printed circuit board assembly at GenRad. She is remembered by those around her as a vibrant, joking, and hospitable personality.

Hazel is survived by her loving family: daughters Bobbi Jo Colburn and Billi Jo Canessa; her six grandchildren: Jonathan Canessa, Jason Canessa, Sabine Quarterman, Charles Colburn III, Danielle Colburn, and Michael Rojas-Canessa; her brother Richard Crowe Sr. and his wife Phyllis; her sister Dorothy (Pot/Dottie) Henry and her husband Paul Sr.; many nieces and nephews; and three great grandchildren. She is predeceased by her son Michael Canessa, and her brothers Warren (Jake), Walter, and John (Mickey).

A private service will be held at a later time.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Sending my condolences to PeeWee's family. I worked with her at GenRad and shared many laughs. She was one of the good ones.

Posted by Janet Sawyer - Merrimac, MA - Friend   June 04, 2020


Sending my condolences & love to Sabine, Billi, Mikey and family

Posted by Jess Hamel - Derry, NH - friend   May 07, 2020


So sorry to hear see will be missed . Sherry

Posted by Sherry - HAVERHILL, MA   May 04, 2020

I am so sorry Billi ❤. Praying for you all.

Posted by Sandi Canessa - Port Orange, FL - Family   April 30, 2020

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