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Patricia A. Cronin

Died: 2018-05-14
Resided in: Florida
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Viewing date: 2018-05-28
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Contributions: The Family Center on Deafness,12445 62nd St. N, Largo, FL 33773.
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Patricia A. Cronin, 53, of New Port Richey, FL and previously Danvers, MA passed away on May 14, 2018 after a long illness.

Pat was born in Danvers, MA to Daniel (deceased) and Nora Cronin. She graduated from Bishop Fenwick High School and Northern Essex Community College and attended Gallaudet University. Pat studied deaf education and worked as an interpreter in both Massachusetts and Florida. She worked for many years as a staff interpreter at Friends of the Deaf Service Center in Pinellas Park, FL. She also served as a 24 hour emergency contact while living at The Bayou Courtyard, a home for the deaf. Pat was known as a compassionate friend and staunch advocate for the deaf and hearing impaired in the Pinellas county area, volunteering for every event and fundraising venture.

Pat is survived by her mother, Nora Cronin, brother Daniel Cronin and sister-in-law Lorie, sister Kathleen Borsh and brother-in-law James, nephews David Hebel and Shawn Cronin, niece Jennifer Estes, five grandnieces and one grandnephew. She also leaves behind many friends and clients whose lives she touched in a profound way.

Services are private under the direction of Mackey Funeral Home, Middleton, MA. Condolence visits are at www.mackeyfuneralhome.com Donations may be made in Pat’s honor to The Family Center on Deafness,12445 62nd St. N, Largo, FL 33773.

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Patty was our daughter’s roommate at Countryside Healthcare for the last 9 years. We are forever grateful to her watchful eyes and ears. She became a member of our family in many ways. Holidays, birthdays, she was a part of it all and we are so thankful to the peace of mind she gave us when we could not be there. We will miss Patty’s warm heart and gentle spirit. She was so very special to us...
A message from Pat's Mom, Nora and sister, Kathy..... There are no words when you lose a child and sister. Our grief is heavy. We have been comforted by the outpouring from Pat's friends and associates in Florida. So many have shared stories of Pat's complete devotion to those in the deaf and hearing impaired community. As one friend said, "there was nothing that Pat wouldn't do to support those in need." Some of you know Pat suffered from chronic illness and lived in a long term care facility for the past nine years. While there, Pat still managed to express her compassion to others, particularly her long time friend and roommate, Jennifer LeFleur. Jen's Mom told us recently that Pat saved her life on at least two occasions. She was fiercely protective of her. We thank the LeFleur's for their kindness over the years and know their family is grieving with ours. Pat loved her niece, Jennifer, and nephews, David and Shawn. She lived with them for many years and was like a second Mom to them. She loved being an aunt and great aunt, reminding everyone whose birthday was coming up and always checking in on how everyone was doing. While our hearts are heavy, we are comforted that she is no longer suffering and is safe in the arms of her Dad. We plan to celebrate her life as a family on her summer birthday. Thank you all for your prayers and wishes. We are so grateful to you for your support.
Wishing all the Cronin's and Pat's family and friends our heartfelt condolences. What a tremendous impact she had on so many. The compassion and support she shared with others serves as an inspiration and reminder for all of us to act accordingly. May God's peace be with Pat, and with whom she loved and loved her. Shaun and Chris Borsh
Pat was a very special person, with a loving heart. She will be missed. Julie Church
My deepest sympathies to Nora, Kathy and Danny. I was very saddened to hear that my dear childhood friend, Patty, passed away. We shared years of happy and fun times together- sleep overs, drive in movies, trips to the beach, shopping. We used to laugh and laugh, till we cried. I have such wonderful memories of times spent at her home on Wadsworth Street in Danvers, sharing meals, watching T.V, talking and talking about the future, boys, Saint Mary's and Bishop Fenwick school days. Patty was a good friend. She listened and shared, was supportive and helpful. She was fun to be around and didn't take herself too seriously. We grew up together and I feel so blessed to have had the gift of her friendship for all those years. Today I love drinking hot tea and this stems from sitting around her kitchen table having tea and talking with Patty and her special Mom, Nora. I am very thankful for the love your family has shown me over the years. God Bless.
I forgot to include my name - Marie Glaros (Martineau) on my message that I just submitted
Our heartfelt condolences to Nora, Kathy & Jim, Daniel and family, Although I never had the honor of meeting Pat, her goodness and gently soul was so apparent in the beautiful memorial video. May the love Pat showed others in her work and volunteering, shine right back on her as she finds peace in God's loving arms. Our thoughts and prayers are with all her family and friends, Christine and Craig St. Peter
Sending our deepest sympathies to Nora and the entire Cronin family. It's a testament to the type of person she was that Pat continued to share her compassion and help others while she was suffering her own chronic illnesses. We hope that you will be able to draw on your happy memories of Pat to help you through your grief. All our love, The Borsh/Ostoyiches
Patty was a childhood friend growing up on Wadswoth Street. I was very sad to just hear of her passing and wanted to send my condolences to her family. I have many fond memories of her. Karin (Cunningham) Chmura
Nora Danny and Kathy i just learned of Patty's passing i am so very sorry. Growing up so closely i always thought of her like a little sister. We affectionately referred to her as Patty Ann. She was always smiling and happy. I have so many great memories of Patty Ann. My heart and my love to all of you. Love Joanne Costello Davidson

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