Richard Burton Cronin
CRONIN, Richard Burton Of Kingston, former lead singer and primary songwriter for the multi platinum selling pop group LFO, died Wednesday at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston from complications from graft-versus-host disease, which arose while enduring a five-year battle with acute myelogenous leukemia. Rich was 36. Born in West Roxbury, Mr. Cronin grew up in Kingston before moving to Central Florida to pursue his music career after being signed to a record deal with BMG-Arista Records. Mr. Cronin's group LFO went on to have three top ten hits, with its most popular song "Summer Girls" reaching #1. In addition to performing Mr. Cronin's other great passion was writing & producing, which he did for his own group as well as many other well know artists. In 2005, Mr. Cronin, shortly after complaining of excessive fatigue was diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia. After undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatments, Mr. Cronin's cancer would go into remission a few months later but he would relapse almost a year-to-date after, forcing Mr. Cronin to undergo a stem cell transplant. Although his cancer would again go into remission, Mr. Cronin later suffered a stroke due to complications from medicine he was taking to offset GVH (Graph verse Host Disease), which he had been struggling with since the transplant. Mr. Cronin is survived by his parents, Richard and Doris (Eddy) of Kingston; his brother, Michael of Kingston; his sister, Cassandra of Plymouth; his aunt and uncle, John and Cornelia Noonan of West Roxbury; and his cousins, Katie, Jack and Patrick, all of West Roxbury. Visiting hours will be held Sunday, September 12th from 4-8pm at the Shepherd Funeral Home, 216 Main St. (Rte 106) KINGSTON MA. Family and friends are welcome to gather at the Funeral home on Monday, September 13th at 9am with a Funeral Mass at 10am at St. Joseph's Church Main St. (Rte 106) Kingston MA with a burial to follow at Vine Hills Cemetery in Plymouth MA. Donations can be made in Richard's name to the: Rich Cronin Hope Foundation c/o Eastern Bank 108 Main St. Kingston, MA 02364. For directions and online condolences pleasevisit:

Published by Boston Globe from Sep. 10 to Sep. 11, 2010.
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Love and miss you so much, Rich. You were one of a kind.
May 16, 2021
An awesome human being and a great song writer and story teller! R.I.P. Rich!
Eddie Vasquez
December 31, 2020
Rest in peace no more pain or suffering.
August 17, 2020
Hi my is lisa Marie wrouble and I am a huge fan of LFO'S and Rich has always been my favorite since day one it breaks my heart that he isn't here anymore I miss him everyday of my life he will alway's have a special place in my heart forever rich was loving ,caring, and loved his Fan's more then anything until we meet again Rich Cronin aka RICH NICE
Lisa Wrouble
December 9, 2017
So thankful that I can still listen to your music, Rich. It's brought me through some things! Love always & blessings to your family & friends.
Kelly E
September 14, 2017
Rich -- you are missed!!! ❤
Linda Dominguez
July 25, 2017
Claire Lou
July 23, 2017
Listened to you a few days ago on a Howard Stern repeat. Possibly the funniest, most entertaining thing I've ever heard. You have the best personality. I'm so upset I wasn't a fan while you were here. Hope to meet you on the other side.
July 16, 2017
I listened to Rich live on the HS show. The interview was excellent. I bought his new album that day and listened to it a lot. Recently, I've been wanting to listen to his song "Story of my life" over and over. This is a solid seven years later!! I was very saddened to learn of his passing. He had a real gift. My deepest sympathies to his family and true friends. What a tragedy. Imagine how many lives he could have touched had he not been taken too soon. Actually, he continues to do just that from beyond. The fact that he passed in 2010 and people are still coming here to thank him says it all.
M. Litchfield
February 25, 2017
Never heard of Rich until tonight, when I listened to his Howard Stern interview. I have never felt so sad about another human being dying that I had never heard of.

What an amazing person. Great interview. At least people can enjoy that and your music forever. Sorry to his family. I am crying right now and cannot believe it. Rich is missed by me already, after less than a day.
February 13, 2017
Seemed to be a genuine great guy. Can't wait to meet you in heaven. Until then, rest peacefully my friend.
September 7, 2016
LFO was the greatest boy band during my teen yrs and I always loved Rich Cronin. When I heard about his passing even though it's been now 6yrs later I still can't get over the loss of him. My condolences are with his family always and his old band mates as well. I'm currently 30yrs old and going through some health issues of my own now too. Right now I can't seem to stop listening to his song "story of my life" as well as "Impossible " I feel right now it seems to fit my life at the moment for some reason. Of course I still to this day listen to LFO as well a lot these days. May you rest in peace ALWAYS Rich!!! Much love
Kimmy Reed
June 19, 2016
Rich I loved your music I was shocked to hear of your illness then passing RIP Big Man always remembered
Steve Gould
April 9, 2016
Just thinking of Rich just now and decided to google him and came across this page.
I'll never forget him. I listened to an interview he did years ago and I could just tell he was such a sweet soul. We lost a good man but Heaven gained someone very special. We love and miss him. He put a touch of magic into my childhood because of his unique talent and I thank him. God Bless~+
March 20, 2016
Billion Dollar Sound is one of my favourite albums. Whenever I listen to it I feel very bittersweet knowing that Rich is gone and can't make more music for the world to enjoy. Miss you Rich.
December 30, 2015
We were just discussing Rich and "Summer Girls" and how much we love that song. Thank you for your musical contributions to our youth.

Rest in peace Rich
Pat, Lori, Andie Mountain
January 29, 2015
Wow, saw you guys when I was in Florida at the house of blues. Thought lets see what lfo is up hear rich passed away is awful and sad. Gone to soon.
kellie b
January 17, 2015
I saw you perform when I was young and it was amazing. You were amazing. Please rest in peace. You will always be missed.
November 6, 2014
The world misses you Rich...
November 1, 2014
I was playing Summer Girls on my iPhone and I decided to look up LFO to see what they guys have been up to and I come to see that Rich passed away 4 years ago..I'm heartbroken that I am just now finding this out. I know this is 4 years too late but my heart and prayers are with your family. <3
Kara H.
September 25, 2014
Sending all my love to you. May you rest in peace. We will never forget you and the impact you had on us. Especially the way you made us feel. Thanks for sharing your talent with the world!
August 17, 2014
I miss your face, but most of all I miss your voice...
Angel'dez Montanez
August 15, 2014
I remember how cute you were, and how I smiled when I heared your songs. It's a big shame I never got to see you in person before you had to go. I'm thinkin in you always, see you in Heaven soon....
Angel'dez Montanez
August 15, 2014
Miss you Rich. I heard "Summer GIrls" this morning as soon as I got into the office and a smile came upon my face. Thought of you right away and your stunning smile. There's not a day that goes by where I don't miss and think of you. When I had heard the news of your passing I broke down and couldn't stop crying :(; Gone way too soon. You had such incredible, natural talent. Hope you are ok wherever you are and are looking down with pride on everyone. Huge respect, love always. R.I.P. sweetheart Xoxoxo Kimberly Fried (Montreal, QC)
July 24, 2014
We miss you Rich, we miss your music and LFO :(
May 22, 2014
love and miss you rich
Icy Spencer
April 10, 2014
I was floored when i heard u passed. im sorry ur life was taken in such a cruel way
I was so crazy about u
U were an amazing person and u had a true talent for rapping and singing. the world lost u too soon and i say a prayer for u evry night i hope ur sitting on a big white cloud lookin at s better place.
R.i.p sweetheart xx
aoife kally
April 2, 2014
You had a kid all the way in Kenya singing about Abercrombie and Fitch waaaay before he knew what that meant.Thank you very much for your songs and what they meant to me.
Laban Karanja
March 5, 2014
R.I.P Rich ... Gone too soon ...
February 1, 2014
RIP Rich. Your music has gotten me through some very hard times.. Would have been an honor to meet you. Rest easy...
Erin LaSpada
November 13, 2013
So sad...beautiful and talented. Gone to soon x r.i.p rich
September 16, 2013
So sad...beautiful and talented. Gone to soon x r.i.p rich
emma p
September 16, 2013
I can't believe it's been three years. Love forever.
September 8, 2013
Still brings tears to my eyes
Nalini Singh
September 3, 2013
The most special person I have ever met in my life. The most influential person I ever spoke to. I love you. I miss you. You truly where a candle in a dark world. The world needs you and your music now more then ever.
Sn Bk
August 28, 2013
We miss you and your incredible talent Rich. I'm sure you are singing with the angels in heaven. RIP <3 xoxo
August 28, 2013
U r my hero rich I live everyday to the fullest because of you..
doug hendrickson
July 28, 2013
My boo forever love you rich
lisa jackson
May 16, 2013
Rich you are always in my thoughts & prayers. There's never a day that goes by that I don't think about you. I hope you are resting comfortably & are ok. Please take care & keep Corey safe for me :) Your music will always be a part of my life. Miss you so much xoxo
Kimberly Fried
April 13, 2013
RIP handsome you gone far too soon xx Laura, Glasgow Scotland
Laura Sloan
February 20, 2013
I just want to say how sorry I am to hear Rich has passed.He truly was a remarkable talented person and a great singer and songwriter and he will be missed. R.I.P. Rich <3
Abby Norris
January 2, 2013
miss you rich thanks for being facebook and twitter friends with me and joey stadik we will miss you
dawn tyrrell
September 7, 2012
Love your voice and music. Just purchased "Billion Dollar Sound" and love teh entire album. I was lucky enough to see you in concert one time in 2001, I think.
Such a great person. Such a wonderful legacy. God bless.
Kevin Kowalski
August 24, 2012
R.I.P to a great singer xx
ayshea naif
May 12, 2012
May you rest in peace, Rich. You are now singing in heaven with the angels. Take care.
Maria C
March 3, 2012
Hey Rich, I will keep listening to "Every Other Time". You have a terrific voice and fun lyrics. I picked up your CD back in 2001 and transferred all my discs to i-tunes in 2009. I never knew what happened to LFO, but I knew that your sound was right. Today I just read up on the news and wish that I would have seen you here on earth. Thank you for the gift of music!
Richard McDaniel
February 26, 2012
R.I.P. Love you and your talent. I remember I bought Summer Girls single and played it a million times.
I am heartboken over you leaving this planet. May your next journey in life lead to a bigger thing. You are beautiful!! I can never stop looking at a photo of you!
Deborah Dube
October 14, 2011
I regret never getting a chance to see you live. I love all your new music along with the classic lfo albums. I hope someday, somehow, i will get to see you. Dispite what you said on Howard Stern about no girl staying by your side during the chemo process, you're wrong. I would have. Miss you always.
Donna Lam
July 9, 2011
u will be missed. i cant believe your gone. but i know that someday i will get to see you in heaven. you were a great guy and a very talented guy. i love you and you will be totally missed
ashley baker
June 1, 2011
It's like a story all too familiar. The lives of many young, great, and talented people taken way before their time. It just seems so unfair... I know I never knew him but just reading through his struggle has truely been an inspiration for me to keep moving forward no matter what. Thank you for making the impossible possible again. You have saved a life and not a moment too soon. My deepest sympathies to the Cronin family. RIP Rich. You'll forever be in my heart.
Christina Heard
April 1, 2011
Words cannot express how saddened I am that Rich is gone. I fell in love with his music that inspires me daily. I wish I would have gotten to meet him or see him in concert. I choose to live by his example that "it only gets better". I wish his family the best. I know he is still singing in a better place.
Molly Simer
March 22, 2011
I first heard your music on a trip to the States many years ago. It will always remind me a great time there. So sad to hear that you are no longer a part of Family Earth. Love to all your family and friends. Irene Soulsby, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Irene Soulsby
January 25, 2011
I only found out yesterday that Rich passed away as i live in london and it wasnt until i was showing a friend of mine a lfo video on youtube that i realised.
I never met Rich but i was a fan of his music and from time to time i still put on the albums.
Im so upset ive been watching videos and interviews on youtube and he was such a cool guy and really funny, he seemed like a real kind hearted person, i wish i had met him.
Im so sorry for your loss, all us fans will never forget him x
bianca green
January 17, 2011
its very heartbreaking news a great man/singer/songwriter he will be greatly missed and now theres another great angel in heaven!!! my prayers go out to his family
kyle mckissick
December 29, 2010
I am soo sorry to hear about your death.I didnt even know you were sick.I saw LFO in concert twice years ago.They were an awesome group.Rich was a really sweet guy,I will pray for his family and friends.RIP.Rich I hope there are some SummerGirls where you are.
Cyndi McGonigal
November 9, 2010
Saw you at Maureen Hancock's reading yesterday in Scituate. My heart was breaking for you. It was comforting to know Rich was there talking to you. We were there for the passing of a dear 16 year old friend in August. You are very lucky to have had this young man in your life as he continues to be with you. God Bless!
November 1, 2010
I had the pleasure of speaking to Rich on just a few occasions, but from those few times, i could tell what an amazing and warm hearted person he was. He made me smile and laugh, he had an amazing sense of humor. I miss him like he was my best friend, and im sure he had that effect on many others. I am so sorry for you familys loss. He was truly an inspiration to so many. May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Tiffany Avino
October 28, 2010
Dear Mr. & Mrs. Cronin, I wanted to take this time to tell you that you raised an amazing son. I've recently had the opportunity to see Rich's Howard Stern interview and VH1 Mission: Man Band clips on YouTube. It's been a long time since I smiled and laughed so hard. Your son truly was a joy and had the greatest sense of humor. I've read and heard some comments from people that your son represented the city of Boston well. Hands down, I think Rich Cronin was the BEST representative of Boston and probably the most charming guy to come from the state of Massachusetts. To Rich's siblings - What a riot it must have been to have had such a hilarious, fun, talented, and strong brother. You were truly blessed to have had him in your life. I think any individual who had Rich as his/her sibling, son, friend, co-worker, etc. were blessed.

I also think that Rich had A LOT of talent. He was a great singer, songwriter, performer, and comedian. But most importantly, he had a genuinely good heart and soul. I liked Rich from the LFO days, and I feel that his songwriting skills got better as he got older. I can totally relate to the lyrics of his song, "It Only Gets Better." It tears me up every time I listen to it.

Not only was Rich a nice, funny, and madly talented guy, but I admire him for battling leukemia as long as he did. I truly have compassion and empathy for Rich - because I've been battling TMJ, a chronic health problem since 1993, the age of 19, after an oral surgeon dislocated my jaw after wisdom tooth surgery. If you do the research, TMJ only gets worse over the years, and last year it took a turn for the worse, which resulted in me having RSD, etc. I had surgery this year in Florida, which honestly scared me, and it's been a battle each and every day to deal with all of this. I totally relate to Rich in terms of the mind and heart being strong, but the body is not cooperating with the fighting spirit of the mind and heart. My mind and heart are still strong, but the body is STILL not cooperating. So, in a way, I can understand some of the struggles Rich went through.

For the longest time I was stoic and kept my health problems to myself. Truthfully, a lot of doctors and health practitioners told me that they couldn't believe that I dealt with all of this with no painkillers at all. I only used my mental willpower to deal with my TMJ, and only used Advil every now and then. But everything changed when an incident happened last year. And this year, I decided to not be quiet anymore. I guess there was a reason why I was chosen to have the stuff that I have, just like in a way, Rich was chosen to go through what he did. I think I understand some of the thought processes that went through Rich's mind: Why me? What in the world is happening to me? It's like one day you're perfectly healthy and have all these plans for the future, then the next day, something bad happens, and your plans and life path get rearranged. Your goals and wants in life change. And this usually happens to the good people. And Rich Cronin was one of them.

I donated some money to the Rich Cronin Hope Foundation and bought his CDs. I'll donate some more money in the future for Rich. Each month, I make it a point to donate to at least five different organizations for various causes and health issues. I agree with Rich when he said that the simple things in life are what matters most. And that all he wants is to be healthy. Those are the same things that I want. Money, material things, and fame don't matter. The best gift in the world is to have good health - then you have and can do anything with good health. I totally agree with Rich Cronin and his philosophy on life.

It's a shame that I never got to meet Rich in person. It sincerely would have been an honor to have met him because I honestly believe that we had many things in common to talk about. There's nothing like health problems to make someone humble. I've read many comments saying it's sad that Rich died young. I get that comment a lot as well, "You're too young to be dealing with all these health issues." Well, bad things happen to people and it doesn't discriminate in terms of age. You have to look at the health history of someone, and see how long he or she has battled the health condition. My cousin died at the age of 37 this past summer in Thailand, my age. Yes, it's sad that Rich and my cousin died. Really. But at the same time, Rich and my cousin are no longer suffering in physical pain. Truthfully, out of all the "cousins" I had, she was probably the one I related to the most, and her death devastated me.

Anyways, I'm sorry that Rich had to go through all that he did. And I'm sorry for the long post. Yes, Rich's character, personality, talent, and fight with leukemia have impressed me so much that I have publicly posted on the Internet for the first time in a long time, except for online petitions, which I honestly rarely do these days because of my current health battles. Yes, I felt that strongly compelled to write a message for Rich and to the Cronin family. I want to repeat and emphasize to you that you truly won the lottery by having Rich Cronin in your life. Cherish and remember all the times you had with him,and hold those memories close to your heart. Again, I wish I met Rich in person, but it's good to know that he existed on this Earth. Good men with truly good hearts are hard to come by these days.

RIP, Rich.

God Bless, Lalita :)
Lalita Tawjareon
October 14, 2010
Doris, my heart ached when I heard about Ritchie. My prayers are with you and your family.
Joanne Leahy
September 23, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.
Stacy Destremps
September 22, 2010
Mr. &Mrs. Cronin, Mike and Cassie,
My sincere condolences for your loss of son and brother. Thank you for allowing Rich to pursue his dream of making music. Through his music and love of performing Rich touched the lives of so many. Every time I think of Rich I will remember him as a creative, fighting spirit and courageous person. Rich's legacy is a tremendous one and will live on through his music and The Rich Cronin Hope Foundation.
God Bless you all during your time of sorrow.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
September 20, 2010
I have never been so saddened by the loss of someone I didn't know personally, which shows just how much Rich was an inspiration and how he touched so many lives. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.
September 16, 2010
Thanks for the memories that I'll cherish always. Rich was a beautiful person with a beautiful soul. My thoughts and heart go out to his family and loved ones during their time of loss. May god bless each and every one of you.
Leigh Ann
September 15, 2010
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Cronin,
Such a wonderful young man, I knew the little boy who attended KES I used to always joke with him about his big feet he certainly put Kingston on the map my heart is so sad for the entire Cronin family.
Judy Mitchell
September 15, 2010
Stacy Lynn
September 15, 2010
My heart aches for your family, friends & fans. I feel so fortunate that your music was with me on many sunny days & a few hospital stays. Your family & close friends are in my prayers & you are in my heart.
Kelly E
September 15, 2010
To the Cronin Family,

My thoughts and prayers go out to you,Rich was a great person and very inspirational.I never stopped listening to LFO. You will be missed and I know that you are still singing up there in Heaven. God Bless you and I hope I get to meet you in Heaven when my time comes.
Jennifer Lawrence
September 14, 2010
I guess the saying was right: "Only the good die young." May you rest in peace. I hope these messages take a little of the saddness away from your family, to know you were loved by so many people of all ages. I've sent a special prayer to my Ghi to greet you.
Shooby-doo-wop,and scobby snacks!! <3
Carole M
September 14, 2010
To the Cronin family, Brad, and Devin,

My deepest sympathies go out to you! Rich was a talented, handsome, and sweet man. He will be missed.

Rich, thank you for the memories and for helping my high school years become memorable ones. You will without a doubt be missed.
Erica Fucci
September 14, 2010
I still jam to your music all the time in my car Rich..u were truely an amazing artist and person representing our hometown of Boston! You will be missed and my prayers go out to your family. You'll live on forever through your music & I hope your resting easy & pain free! <3 always Jules xoxo
Jules C
September 14, 2010
I can't believe Rich Cronin is gone.It's been nearly a week and I am? still in shock. I actually cried when I heard the news. Rich was such an inspiration. He was so talented and never let his cancer slow him down. I know I didn't know him personally but LFO was my favorite band in the 90s and still is. My heart,, and thoughts go out to his mom, dad, Mike, Cassie, Brad, Devin and the rest of his family and friends. Rich you will never be forgotten.

I have been listening to LFo and his solo music nonstop since I heard the news? Wednsday night. RIP Rich. There are people all around the world that loved you and still do, always have and always will. I only wish that I had gotten the chance to meet you or see you in concert. I am so glad that you tried to find a cure... for cancer and I thank you for that. My only hope now that you are gone is that people remember everything you did for cancer. Rich you will never be forgotten. You were so young. It still doesn't seem real that you are gone.
Lisa Libby
September 14, 2010
I'm so happy that
God blessed his fans with the chance for him to shine. I know how his family feels I just lost my cousin to Cancer as well in June. It's a really horrible disease that really needs to be cured. LFO was apart of my childhood and I was still a fan up until this day. I would love to help with his website or anything to help with his disease. [email protected] Rich is resting with angles and sleeping with God. I love you Rich see you on the other side, watch over my cousin for me please she gave me you're first CD!!! :-) Love Toni
Toni Quander
September 14, 2010
You were an amazing man, Rich. Your smile was infectious, your talent undeniable. I still can't believe you're gone. Your cousin wrote a beautiful eulogy to tribute your life. We will always love you, Rich. Rest in Peace. Dick, Doris, Mike and my Cassie, I love you all.
With love,
The Drummond Family
Kerri Drummond
September 14, 2010
What do you say about a person who followed their dreams? I can only hope that more people would do the same thing. Know even if he is not on the earth he still lives on because he followed his dreams and there is his music, his compassion, and most of all his spirit! I am so deeply sorry for your loss and hope that things get easier in time, my heart goes out to his Parents, siblings and other family memebers and Friends.
Tracey Doherty
September 14, 2010
September 13, 2010
I met Rich the summer of 1993 when he and my daughter met each other at Cape Cod. For the next several years we saw Rich at the Cape or he would come visit us in WV. He was a sweet, fun-loving and precious person from a wonderful family. My mind still cannot believe this has happened. RIP Rich -- the entire Tucker family loved you
Barbara Tucker
September 12, 2010
I'm writing from Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, UK to say I loved Rich and will remember him always; lots of love and Rock On Up There Rich!xxxxxx
Gemma Hill
September 12, 2010
Everytime I think of Rich's passing, I get so emotional. I can't seem to shake the sadden feeling I seem to feel, even though I never met Rich personally. I listen to LFO's songs often, and it brings to back to my younger days, when things were easier, and homework and Saturday chores was all I had to worry about. He was definitely taken to soon, but his legacy will live through his music and his foundation. Rest in Peace Rich, you are without a doubt in heaven.
Shauna Galvin
September 12, 2010
My deepest symphaty to Rich's family and friends! I met Rich many times during his promotion tours over here in Munich/Germany, back in 1996 (-2000). He was a very talented guy with a warm heart. He'll always have a special place in my heart!
Tanja H.
September 12, 2010
My boyfriend who works at autosports in Kingston knew him for years coming in the store often. He said he was such a great guy and that he was lucky to have met him. Our thoughts and prayers go to Rich's family and friends. R.I.P
September 12, 2010
I am so sad. Ever since I heard the news I can't get Rich off of my mind. My sincere condolences go out to his family and friends. To Rich's parents most of should never have had to feel this pain. I will pray for your peace and comfort. Thank you for the gift of Rich Cronins life.
.......Rich...your music will forever take me back to a place in time where everything seemed good and carefree. Thank you for that. Rest in peace beautiful will never be forgotten.
September 12, 2010
I had the honor of meeting Rich years ago and the memories of that day have stayed with me. He was not only one of my favorite artists but came across as a really sweet person with a light around him that drew people in. He touched many lives in his time here and will continue to do so with his foundation and messages. May he rest in peace.
Blanca G.
September 12, 2010
Wish we could be with you.Thanks for our happy memories on the Lake.
With much love,
Ted & Jinny Green
September 12, 2010
i had the honor of meeting him years ago at the Big E and it is a moment I will treasure always. you will be forever missed!!! RIP my thoughts and prayers go out to his family. another angel gains his wings :(
Kim Rosenberg
September 12, 2010

Remember me when I am gone away,
Gone far away into the silent land;
When you can no more hold me by the hand,
Nor I half turn to go yet turning stay.
Remember me when no more day by day
You tell me of our future that you plann'd:
Only remember me; you understand
It will be late to counsel then or pray.
Yet if you should forget me for a while
And afterwards remember, do not grieve:
For if the darkness and corruption leave
A vestige of the thoughts that once I had,
Better by far you should forget and smile
Than that you should remember and be sad.

By Christina Rossetti
The Poetry Foundation
Frank J Sidote
September 12, 2010
To the Cronin family, Rich was more than a talented musician he was an extraordinary human being. Rich brought comfort to many people in his short life, please know that his message to stand up to this horrible disease will not die with him.
Elle M.
September 12, 2010
I am so sorry about the death of rich I am a Big Lfo fan I misssssssssssssss him
amanda webb
September 11, 2010
Rich you will be greatly missed! You were so talented and such a fighter!! I met you 9 years ago and you were soooo sweet! I actually got the opportunity to hang out in your hotel room with you and Mike! Me and you had a conversation about Adiddas shoes... I got White ones with Pink stripes just because you wore Adiddas all the time!!! You've impacted so many lives down here and you will NEVER be forgotten!!! To all of Rich's friends and family I offer my prayers and Condolences during this diffucult time! Rich you are an Angel!
Lisa Patterson
September 11, 2010
my condolences go out to Rich's close friends, family and his band members Brad Fischetti and Devin Lima. May we all find comfort in knowing that Rich wont be suffering anymore. Rest In Peace Richard Burton Cronin you are part of LFO forever.
Summer Calhoun
September 11, 2010
My sister and I got to meet him on one of those tour dates. Even though he was obviously tired, he talked to us for about 20 minutes and was incredibly friendly and funny. Our condolences go out to his family and friends and everyone who cared about him and his music.
Lisa Conklin
September 11, 2010
Rich will always be remembered by the Sacred Heart High School community as a young man with a faith in the goodness of others. His selfless generosity in sharing his talents, along with his engaging smile, will not be forgotten by teachers and friends.
Sr. Emma Jean Middendorf
September 11, 2010
I met rich when he was here in new jersey doing a cancer baseball game for cancer and he was a sweetheart and it breaks my heart that he passed away and i cried when i heard the news my prayers go out to you mr and mrs cronin and mike and cassie sorry for your loss he is in better hands now and will be looking out for you guys.....
jennifer desimone
September 11, 2010
To: The Family of Rich Cronin
He is a great person and made so many lifes shine with his beautiful singing, I'm so glad I got to take my 2 daughters to see LFO when they where in Toledo,Ohio, My girls loved it, Your family is in my prayers. Please stay strong, he would of wanted you too.

D.M.C of Toledo,Ohio
Dawn Chapman
September 11, 2010
Wow, it's so sad to see a young person, a peer fall asleep in death. Disease is certainly rampant in the times in which we live but that's one of the signs Jesus gave us as part of the end of this system of things. It's good to know that once this system ends we will have the opportunity to live in a new system where no one will have to say "I am sick" and those who have fallen asleep in death will be resurrected back to life for a chance to live forever.
September 11, 2010
Rich was a wonderful young man who will be missed. His faith, love and life will be remembered. My deepest condolences. It was an honor to have known him.

Rene Chamberlain
Rene Chamberlain
September 11, 2010
My sincere condolences go out to the Cronin family. Please know Rich made a difference in so many peoples' lives. He will be greatly missed.
September 11, 2010
To the Cronin family and friends,

Rich Cronin leaves behind a legacy. My heart goes out to your family and his friends at this time. I hope you are comforted by loving memories of him and knowing that soon God "will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more.”
Lewis Family
September 11, 2010
To the family and friends of Mr. Cronin, please find comfort in your memories and the promises of our heavenly father during this difficult time. The "God of all comfort."(2 Cor. 1:3,4)
Yalonda Walker Pickens
September 11, 2010
He is singing with the angels now. My condolences to your family.
Kathy Mazzio
September 11, 2010
Didn't know Rich personaly. But I was a fan of LFO. May you find comfort in knowing he wont suffer anymore. RIP Rich. *LFO*
September 11, 2010
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