Ann J. (DiVincenzo) Cronin

May 28, 2017

Ann J. (DiVincenzo) Cronin

ANN J. (DiVINCENZO) CRONIN – in Woburn, May 28th, at seventy five years of age. Beloved wife of David J. Cronin. Devoted mother of Suzanne Tollis, her husband Anthony of Billerica, Michael Cronin, his wife Karen of Billerica, and Kevin Cronin of Bridgewater. Dear sister of Joseph DiVincenzo, his wife Lorraine of New Windsor, N.Y, John DiVincenzo, his wife Mary of Beverly. Loving nana of Jeffrey Horton, Thomas, Cameron, Morgan and Stella Cronin and Kayla Tollis. Cherished aunt of many loving nieces and nephews. A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road Woburn, Saturday, June 3rd at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to call at St. Barbara’s Church one hour prior to the Mass 8:45-9:45 a.m.. Arrangements are under the direction of the Lynch~Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn. Please, in lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in Ann’s honor to the Cam Neely Foundation for Cancer Care, 30 Winter Pl # 2, Boston, MA 02108.

OBITUARY:

Ann J. (DiVncenzo) Cronin, passed away at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Sunday evening, May 28th. The beloved wife of David J. Cronin, she was 75 years of age.

Born and raised in Beverly, Ann was one of three siblings, born to the late Joseph and Rose (Musumeci) DiVincenzo. Ann attended St. Mary’s School Catholic School in Beverly where she graduated high school in 1960. During her time in high school one of her friends introduced her to David Cronin. Well, that was the beginning of a romance that spanned over the next fifty some odd years!

Ann had played the piano since she was a child. While in school she would play for all the school activities, and later after High School she secured a position as organist at St. Mary’s Church in Beverly . Her musical talents were always developing and soon after college, she helped out St. Mary’s Parish with their CCD program. At the same time she and David directed the junior choir at St. Mary’s High School.

Ann and David married, and have journeyed together for fifty-two years. They brought three beautiful children into their family, to whom they were both devoted.

After living in Beverly for a short while, they nestled into Woburn where they have made their home for over forty years. The Cronin family became members of St. Barbara’s Church and were involved in all there the activities throughout the years. Teaching CCD, CYO, leaders of song, heading up different programs and as a Youth Minister, are some of the special ways in which she gave to her Parish; retiring in 2012.

A woman passionate about her family, Ann shared a very close relationship to each one. Christmas was truly a wonderful time of the year for Ann. She so enjoyed making and putting together little gifts for family and friends alike to enjoy. Ann’s role as “Nana” to her six grandchildren was what she always considered a wonderful gift. Adoring them all as they have grown, Ann never wanted to miss a moment of time with them. Reading, singing, playing the piano and having “fun” was what it was all about.

Ann will always be remembered for her loving, kind, and generous ways, along with a very funny,and creatively inclusive demeanor! Ann was a woman of tremendous faith, her entire life. The love she shared for both family and friends was unconditional and faithfilled.

Ann is lovingly survived by her husband of fifty two years David, her children Suzanne Tollis, her husband Anthony of Billerica, Michael Cronin, his wife Karen of Billerica, and Kevin Cronin of Bridgewater. Dear sister of Joseph DiVincenzo, his wife Lorraine of New Windsor, N.Y, John DiVincenzo, his wife Mary of Beverly. Loving nana of Jeffrey Horton, Thomas, Cameron, Morgan and Stella Cronin and Kayla Tollis. Cherished aunt of many loving nieces and nephews. A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road Woburn, Saturday, June 3rd at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to call at St. Barbara’s Church one hour prior to the Mass 8:45-9:45 a.m.. Arrangements are under the direction of the Lynch~Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn. Please, in lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in Ann’s honor to the Cam Neely Foundation for Cancer Care, 30 Winter Pl # 2, Boston, MA 02108.

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  1. We send our sincere condolences to Dave and Ann’s children. I will always remember the cherished times in the plays, CCD, she is a wonderful person and is now one of God’s Angels.
    Love,
    Paula and Ann Bearden

  2. Pat Brown (formerly married to Neal Brown)
    Dear David and family. I was so sad to know that Ann has left us and rests now in the arms of our Lord. It has been many years since we have seen each other. My prayers are with you all and may God comfort you in your sorrow.

  3. Dave, Suzanne, Michael and Kevin,

    I can’t put into words the loss you must feel. I am feeling it too. I spoke to Mom almost every night at 7PM…we shared
    many things but most of all her love for each of you.
    She was in and out of the hospital and Nursing facility too
    many times and it took it’s toll on her.
    Know I send my love to each of you and pray that Ann is at
    peace. God bless her and each of you.
    Sincerely, Elaine O’Rourke

  4. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. She was a great person, friend, and neighbor to us all. Our family had so many fun memories at your house while we all grew up together. She will be truly missed by so many people. Ann, I hope you find peace now, and can rest comfortably. From our family to yours, you are all in our thoughts and prayers.
    With deepest sympathy,
    Leeanne Sacca & Family

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