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Leslie R. (Rischer) Crook

May 13, 1957 ~ June 5, 2018 (age 61)
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Leslie R. Crook, age 61, passed away Wednesday June 5, 2018 at her home in Pelham, NH. She was born May 13, 1957 in Lawrence, MA. Leslie was the daughter of Claire and the late Raymond L. Rischer.

Leslie was a graduate of Saint Mary’s High with the class of 1975.  She grew up on and worked on her family’s business, Raymond’s Turkey Farm of Methuen until her early 30’s.  Leslie then enjoyed instructing fitness classes at Lattitude’s Sports Club in Methuen. She also perused and became a bodybuilder where she went on to earn and receive her pro card. 

 Leslie was predeceased by her husband, Robert W. Crook. Besides her mother, Claire Rischer, Leslie”s family members include her brother, Raymond J. Rischer and sister in-law Patricia Rischer, her son, Joshua R. Fitzgerald and daughter in-law, Hollie Fitzgerald and her grandchildren Brooke and Levi Fitzgerald. She also leaves two nieces, a nephew, several aunts, uncles and many beloved friends. Leslie was kind and loving and will be greatly missed.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Monday, June 18, 2018 from 4-7pm at Dewhirst and Boles Funeral Home 80 Broadway, Methuen, MA.  A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday June 19, 2018 at 10am at St. Michael’s Parish, 196 Main Street, North Andover, MA.( family and friends are asked to please meet at the church). In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01791. To leave an online condolence, please visit Leslie’s tribute page at


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