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Dorothy B. (Steele) Cronin

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Dorothy B. (Steele) Cronin Mother of sixteen children CHELMSFORD Mrs. Dorothy B. (Steele) Cronin, 95, of Chelmsford, formerly of Medford, MA, died Thursday, April 3, 2008, at the Fairhaven Nursing Home in Lowell. She was the wife of the late Timothy Cronin who died Jan. 21, 1975. Born in Malden, MA, on March 2, 1913, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Augusta (Mahoney) Steele. She was raised in Medford, and graduated from Medford High School with the Class of 1931. She graduated from Lawrence Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in 1933, as a Registered Nurse. She worked as a Registered Nurse at the Middlesex County Training School in North Chelmsford. She retired in 1998 from Lowell Elder Care Services. Mrs. Cronin was an avid reader and writer, who enjoyed storytelling. She also enjoyed gardening. She was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church. She is survived by seven sons and four daughters-in-law, Francis and Irene Cronin of Nova Scotia, Jean Cronin of Watertown, MA, George Cronin of Revere, MA, Donald Cronin of Somerville, MA, Robert and Brenda Cronin of Lowell, MA, Timothy Cronin Jr. of Chelmsford, MA, James Cronin of Westford, Gerald and Alicia Cronin of Westford, MA; six daughters and two sons-in-law, Louise Gilbert of Somerville, June Pendergrass of Revere, MA, Patricia and Robert McMurray of Florida, Mary Harvey of Lowell, MA, Paula and John Kydd of Chelmsford, MA, and Joann Cronin of Seattle, WA; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews; and dear friend, Father Paul Ritt of N. Chelmsford. She was predeceased by three children, Dr. Stephen Cronin of Nashua, NH, David Cronin of Watertown, MA, and Dorothy Cronin. CRONIN Dorothy (Steele) Cronin of Chelmsford, formerly of Medford, MA, died April 3, 2008. Funeral Monday at 8:00 A.M. from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX ST., N. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 9 A.M. at St. John the Evangelist Church, N. Chelmsford. Burial Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Memorials may be made in her name to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 978-251-4041. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com

Published in Lowell Sun from Apr. 5 to Apr. 6, 2008
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