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John P. Crimmin

November 22, 1953 ~ February 18, 2019 (age 65)

Venice, FL

Portland, ME

John P. Crimmin, 65 of Venice, FL and Portland, ME died unexpectedly on February 18, 2019 in Venice, FL.

He was born in Worcester, MA on November 22, 1953, the son of the late William F. and Patricia A. (Horan) Crimmin. He graduated from Shrewsbury High School in Shrewsbury, MA in 1972. He attended Nichols College in Dudley, MA and graduated in 1976 with a Economics degree. He played, and was the captain, of the basketball team in both high school and college. He started his career with International Paper in Putnam, CT. His long and successful career in the corrugated paper/box industry led to living in various places in the United States including Connecticut; Galesburg, IL; Falmouth, ME; Templeton, MA, Middletown, DE; and Double Oak, TX.

For the last 20 years, he was employed at Westrock Corporation where he was Director of National Accounts.  John was an avid golfer, who made the accomplishment of getting a “hole in one”, twice in his lifetime. John enjoyed all of the New England Sports, most recently the New England Patriots Super Bowl victory. John loved sitting by his fires, reading and spending time with his family. John loved being a “Papa” to Ainsley and Henrik.

John is survived by his wife of 16 years of marriage Ellen (McGinty) Crimmin of Venice, FL. In addition to his wife, family members include: daughter Erin Bjorkdahl, her husband Erik, and children Ainsley and Henrik; daughter Lauren Crimmin; daughter Megan Crimmin & her fiancé Dylan Silverthorne all of Portland; brother Stephen Crimmin and wife, Rita of VT; brother Kevin Crimmin and brother William Crimmin and wife, Nancy, both of Worcester, MA; several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are welcome to visit with the family on Monday, February 25, 2019 from 2-4PM followed by a funeral at 4PM at A.T.  Hutchins Funeral Home, 660 Brighton Ave., Portland. Following cremation, inurnment will take place at the columbarium in Evergreen Cemetery, Portland.  To view John’s guestbook or leave the family an online condolence, please visit

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: American Heart Association at



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