Francis Joseph Crozier III

Passed away on August 23, 2015
EASTHAM--Francis (Frank) J. Crozier, III, 71, of Eastham, MA and formerly of Cumberland, RI died Sunday at home following a year-long struggle with cancer. He was the husband of Ann (Lisi) Crozier, to whom he was married for 47 years. Born in Pawtucket, RI and raised in Cumberland, he was the son of the late Francis J. and late Mary L. (Carr) Crozier. He was a history teacher for the Cumberland School Department for 35 years, retiring in 1999. He coached basketball at multiple levels. His proudest coaching achievement was leading the Cumberland "Clippers" to winning the 1993 West Warwick Junior Varsity State Boys' Basketball Tournament.Frank graduated (1961) from Sacred Heart Academy in Central Falls, RI. He earned a Bachelor of Arts (1965) and a Master of Arts (1967) from Providence College.Post-retirement, Frank worked at the Eastham Superette and was a member of both the Eastham Historical Commission and the Eastham Historical Society. He also volunteered at the Eastham Public Library in his spare time. He enjoyed spoiling his grandchildren, traveling nationally and internationally with his wife and friends, walking his dogs, and ardently following his beloved P.C. "Friars".He leaves two sons - Scott G. Crozier and wife, Rachel of Tampa, FL and Todd F. Crozier of Irvine, CA, - and a daughter - Jill A. Brookshire and husband, Scott of Eastham. Frank is also survived by two brothers - Robert S. Crozier and wife, Rosemary of Cumberland and Mark W. Crozier and wife, Cis of North Smithfield, RI. He also leaves four grandchildren - Amanda and Nathan Crozier of Tampa and Kendra and Maggie Brookshire of Eastham.Visiting hours are being held from 5 to 8 PM on Thursday, August 27 at Nickerson Funeral Home, 77 Eldredge Pwky, Orleans, MA. A celebration of life is being held at 11 AM on Friday, August 28 at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Rt 6, Wellfleet, MA. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod, PO Box 1522, Provincetown, MA 02657 ( For online condolences, please visit