John J. Cronin, 83

Grandfather and great-grandfather.

John J. Cronin, age 83, of Wilmington, formerly a long time resident of Medford, passed away peacefully on February 16, 2013 at the Winchester Hospital.

John was the beloved husband of Palma (D’Agostino) Cronin of Wilmington, loving father of Rhonda Killilea and her husband James and Kim Ritarossi and her husband James all of Wilmington, cherished grandfather of Raymond Derderian, Michael and Shannon Killilea, great-grandfather of Tyla and Owen, son of the late Corneilius and Margaret (Lordan) Cronin, dear brother of William Cronin of Medford, the late Corneilius and Dennis Cronin, Josephine Moriarty, Genevieve Brawley and Margaret Carlin. John is also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends.

Family and friends will gather for a funeral service at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave., (Rt. 62) Wilmington, on Thursday February 21, at 11:30 a.m. Interment to follow in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, February 20, from 4-8 p.m. Memorial donations in John’s name can be made to the Joslin Diabetes Center, 1 Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215


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