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Craig M. Maxfield

Beloved son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin and friend;

Craig M. Maxfield, 23, of Lowell, a member of a widely known Lowell family, died unexpectedly Saturday morning August 11, 2018 in Lowell.

He was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, June 30, 1995, a loving son of Brian J. and Carole L. (Keaney) Maxfield.

Craig attended the Immaculate Conception Grammar school and was a graduate of Lowell Catholic High School in the Class of 2013. He went on to graduate from Merrimack College in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance.

Craig worked as a Compensation Specialist at Commonwealth Financial in Waltham.

A dedicated athlete, Craig loved all sports, especially baseball, hockey and golf. While at Lowell Catholic High School, he was the starting shortstop on the 2013 State Championship baseball team and was also awarded the 7th Player award from the Varsity hockey team. His love for street hockey took him on many family trips, including Niagara Falls. Craig was active in intramural sports at Merrimack and was a Junior Member of Long Meadow Golf Club.

Craig had an infectious smile and contagious energy, which endeared him to everyone he met. He was deeply caring and compassionate. His wit was forever present and was a testament to the connection he had to those he loved. Craig will be missed by his devoted best friend Max McCabe along with dozens of friends through his sports and school. He will be especially missed by his “brothers” from Belvidere and Merrimack College.

Besides his parents Brian and Carole, Craig is survived by his younger brother Eric J. Maxfield of Lowell; his maternal grandmother Marjorie Keaney of Lowell; his paternal step grandmother Theresa Maxfield of Leominster; three aunts Patricia Bergin of Woburn, Lisa Contreras of Leominster and Lynne Boyce of Fitchburg; several cousins and his girlfriend Olivia Boudreau.

The family wishes to extend thanks to the amazing outpouring of love and support from relatives, friends and the community. We would especially like to thank the Lowell Police for their commitment to our family.

Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 4 to 8 P.M. Friday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass to be celebrated Saturday morning at the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH at 10 o’clock followed by burial St. Mary Cemetery in Tewksbury. (Please meet at Church). E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to Lowell Catholic Memorial Fund, 530 Stevens St., Lowell, MA 01851.  Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.

Condolences (27)
  • SSC  - Thoughts And Prayers
    To The Maxfield Family, We Individually, And As A Group Were Saddened To Hear Of Your Loss. Our Thoughts And Prayers Are With You All , God Bless. Members Of SCC
  • Oscar Contreras
    Mis más sentido pésame mis queridos y siempre recordados Bryan y Carole, esto me rompió el corazón, Craig y yo nos escribimos algunas veces, el me llamaba tío Oscar, Solo les pido fuerza y resignación con la voluntad de nuestro señor Jesucristo. QDEP
  • Donald Hardwick  - Condolence
    Carol & Brian sending my sincere condolences to you and your family for the loss of your son Craig , please know you are in my thoughts and prayers and thinking of you all during this time....
  • Eileen Morris
    Dear Brian, Carole & Eric, My thoughts & prayers are with you as you endure every family's worst nightmare. The loss of your precious son & brother Craig. He sounds like an amazing young man. God bless you all until you are with Craig again. With deepest sympathy, Eileen Morris
  • Lauren Palazola
    Dear Maxfield family, I attended Merrimack with Craig and we worked together through the Intramurals department. I want you to know how wonderful we all thought he was. Craig always had a smile on this face. He was a hard worker and amazing energy to be around. I’ll never forget, we had a team bonding trip one year at a roller palace/arcade place. Craig won an absurd amount of tickets. He was laughing and so pleased with himself. Watching the little kids walk by and wondering how he got so many was great to watch. As we’re about to leave, Craig decides he HAS to have this big inflatable exercise ball. The ball was so big he could barely fit it into the van to get it home. I’ll never forget the laughs our car shared over that. He truly was a great human being and will forever be missed and remembered. I hope God lights the way for you during this time. I hope you find compassion and are kind to yourselves during the healing process. Be proud of who Craig was and will continue to be in his afterlife. Thank you for raising such a kind hearted, all around great guy. I feel blessed I was able to know him. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
  • Corey Lombardi  - RIP Craig #7
    RIP Craig, You will be deeply missed brotha. I remember attending class with you from our freshman year all the way to graduation. You where the heart and soul of that 2013 state title team and we are grateful for your leadership and guidance on and off the field. Love you brotha! RIP #7
  • Margaret McGonagle Mannion  - My sincerest sympathies
    I'm so sorry to hear of this tragedy. God bless all of you, you will be in my prayers. Margaret and Mike Mannion and family
  • Beth Bryce
    Carole,Brian,Eric and entire family. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I am so sorry for your loss. Craig was an incredibly talented young man, who was loved by all those who knew him. Beth
  • Gary Comeau  - Deepest Condolences
    I am so sorry for your loss. I hope that your friends and family can provide comfort and support at this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
  • Claire Couillard  - My deepest sympathy
    Dear Maxfield Family, My deepest sympathy to all of you in this most difficult time of loss in your lives. A promise of prayers in the days, weeks and months ahead. Claire Couillard Pastoral Associate at Immaculate Conception Church
  • Kathleen kraemer  - To Carole and family
    I know there are no words to console you or your family. I can’t imagine the heartbreak you must be going through. Even though I didn’t know Craig well, the tributes to him and your family are overwhelming. I’ve thought about your family and the terrible sadness you must be enduring everyday. You raised a wonderful, caring happy son who touched many aspects of your community.
  • Kathy Breen and Family  - ICS
    Dear Carole and Brian - We are all saddened for your loss. You are wonderful parents and Craig’s many achievements were, I’m sure, due in part to your fierce love and tireless devotion to him. I pray for Eric’s and your strength and courage; and in time peacefulness in the knowledge that you’ll all see Craig again one day. With love and May God Bless you all - The Breens - Kathy, Jack, Quinn and Juliah
  • Ellen Creighton  - Love and Light
    Brian & Carole, My heart and thoughts are with you. No words can comfort, although we attempt. Your loss seems so wrong, for that I offer a hand of friendship should you need one. The love you have for Craig and the support you provided as parents is abundantly evident. Your pride in his accomplishments is not diminished by his physical departure from this world. As you and your huge tribe of family and friends gather to celebrate Craig's life cherish every brutal/beautiful moment. I will be with you in spirit and lifting you in thought and prayer. May love surround you and sustain you.
  • Susan Dee  - With sincere sorrow on the loss of Craig
    Dear Brian and family, I am at a loss for words to express for the tremendous loss you are experiencing other than praying and trying to understand why life has to be so unfair sometimes. Brian, I sent you a message to your work email. Please know I will be thinking of you and your family for a long time to come.
  • Chris & Debbie DeBerardinis  - Deepest Sympathy
    We are so very sorry for your loss! Please hold onto the love and memories! Please know he is and always will be with you. My prayer for you is that you someday find peace and understanding. Hold onto each other through these difficult days! My heart breaks for you Carole and your family! Loving peaceful prayers to you all! Love, Chris & Debbie
  • Kevin, Carla and Andrew  - Deepest condolences
    To our dear friends Brian and Carole and Family, The shock about your loss of your son Craig will be forever in our memories. The pain you must be enduring is unimaginable... We pray that your pain today will soon turn into sweet memories that will last forever. Our deepest condolences to you all. Sincerely, The Caefer’s
  • Pitching in for Kids
    Pitching in for Kids would like to extend our dearest condolences to the family & friends of Craig Maxfield. Craig was an outstanding young man & volunteered for Pitching in for Kids for the past two years. His smile and hard work at our events will be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with Olivia Boudreau & the entire Maxfield family.
  • Jenna Coviello  - Deepest condolences
    To the Maxfield family, Though I didn’t know Craig well, I did get to work with him during my time reffing intramurals at Merrimack. Craig was always quiet and kept to himself for the most part, but was also incredibly kind and helpful. I really enjoyed working with him for the length of time that I did. I ended up seeing him out one night in Boston after we graduated. Because we didn’t know each other well I figured that perhaps he wouldn’t even come up to say hello. But he came right up to me, gave me a big hug, and asked what I was up to since graduation. It meant so much to me to have him so genuinely care about how I was doing and what my life looked like post-Merrimack. Not everyone would do that, but Craig did. I wish that I had had the opportunity to know him more while we were in undergrad, because even from that one interaction post-grad, I could tell he was a great person. I send you my deepest condolences, and know that that the loss of Craig is a loss for the entire Merrimack community and especially to the class of 2017. May you find peace during this difficult time, and know that Craig was very loved and will be terribly missed.
  • Brian  - In my thoughts
    Dear Carole, Brian & Eric, I know the words "I'm sorry for your loss" can seem so arbitrary during a time like this, but please just know how many people love your family and love Craig. You haven't stopped being in my thoughts since the day I heard about Craig's passing. I never had the chance to meet Craig but it's clear to see just how many lives he touched - and that's a testament to your family. His life may have been abruptly cut short, but his legacy and his impact will linger forever in you and in the lives of everyone who knew him.
  • John B Keaney  - dear cousin Carol and Brian
    It seems the miles between us come at great cost sometimes. Missing you so much of one another's lives. I still remember you and Patty Ann as children in my mind even now. Right now I and I'm crying like a baby I can barely speak. I can't begin to say how sorry I have for you and your family, our family. Love your cousin John 60UgY
  • Raylene Lessard Loomis  - Craig Maxfield
    To my friend Brian and his family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Death of a child is the most devastating news of all. I can only pray for you and your family that you are able to get thru your days and nights with all your sadness and heartache. I pray that someday your tears are less and smiles replace them as you remember the moments you shared in Craig's life.
  • Sue  - He Will Always Be Remembered
    To The Maxfield Family, My deepest sorrow for the loss of your son, sibling, grandson & nephew. Olivia I am truly sorry! He will be forever missed by so many of us Merrimack parents! May you find comfort in the stories and the memories of how he lived his life and how much he meant to so many people. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!!! God has welcomed a Beautiful Angel! Forman & Taverna Family!!
  • Ann Klump  - Praying unceasingly
    Brian, Carol, Eric, and to all of Craig's family and friends, this is so devastating, All I can do is pray continually for all of you. If anyone needs a ride, let me know. I am in Worcester and would be happy to drive anyone in need of a ride. Love and prayers, Ann Klump
  • Rita Powers
    Dear Brian, Carol and Family, Words cannot express the pain you must feel after losing someone so dear to you. And to lose somebody so young and unexpectedly is just indescribable. I hope that all the precious memories and the outpouring of love from those around you will ease your pain a bit. Please know my heart is with you during this time. God Bless. Love, Rita Powers
  • Carolyn & Arnold Kroll
    Dear Brian & Carole, Our heartfelt sympathy to you & your family at this most difficult time. Craig was an incredible, wonderful son. He was a talented athlete, and a leader on his baseball team. I remember that both of you attended so many of his games & cheered for him & his team. You are such supportive parents. Craig was a role model for his younger brother. We saw so many photos of Craig with his warm smile. Craig’s love will be with you always. We are thinking of you. Fondly, Carolyn & Arnold Kroll
  • Shawn Kelley  - Rest in Peace
    Craig was a great guy and athlete.Always a pleasure being around. May you rest in peace.
  • Roxanne Cirelli  - Condolence
    Thinking about you and your family.
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