Frederick J. Cronin of Westford, MA

1937 - 2024

US Veteran U. S. National Guard

Visitation

June 23, 2024
2-5 P.M.
Dolan Funeral Home, 106 Middlesex Street, N. Chelmsford

Funeral

June 24, 2024
11 A.M.
St. John the Evangelist Church, 115 Middlesex St., N. Chelmsford

Frederick J. Cronin, 87, of Westford, MA, passed away on June 16, 2024, at Lowell General Hospital. He was married to the late Lorraine (Coutu) Cronin, the love of his life whom he shared 59 years of marriage with until her passing in May of 2020.

Born in Lowell, MA he was the beloved son of the late William J. Cronin and Jennie (Greenwood) Cronin.

Fred graduated from the Keith Academy with the Class of 1955 and went on to continue his education at Bentley University where he earned a BS in accounting.

He proudly served in the National Guard. Frederick retired from Raytheon where he spent 39 years, including his time as the CFO of the Patriot Program.

Fred was a dedicated father and husband and had a wonderful life raising his three daughters with Lorraine.  They enjoyed vacationing at Lake Winnipesaukee, going on various trips with family and friends, including annual trips to Las Vegas and Aruba, and spending time with their granddaughter, Juliette.

Always an avid sports fan, he will be cheering on the Boston sports teams from heaven.

Fred was a wonderful husband, father, and friend. He will be dearly missed for his kindness and wonderful sense of humor.

Frederick is survived by his daughters Cheryl and her husband Charlie Provenzano and Lisa and her husband Geoff Plume of N. Andover, MA; his brother Richard and his wife Elaine Cronin of Florida; his sister Margaret and her husband William Collins of Concord, NH; his granddaughter Juliette Plume and many nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind his good friends Carol and Warren Chesley, Fran L’Hussier, and his extended Raytheon family.

He is predeceased by his daughter, Tricia Cronin, his two brothers and their wives, Anthony and Simone Cronin, and William and Patricia Cronin, and his close friend, David L’Hussier.

FUNERAL NOTICE

Visiting hours Sunday, June 23, 2024 from 2-5PM at DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX STREET, N. CHELMSFORD, MA. Funeral Monday, June 24, 2024, 11AM at St. John the Evangelist Church, North Chelmsford.  Burial in Pine Ridge Cemetery, Chelmsford. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com

6 Condolences for Frederick J. Cronin of Westford, MA

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    Ursula Kretschman

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    Dear Family and Friends of Mr Cronin,
    I am sorry for your loss and pray that your days without him grow easier to bear.
    Sincerely, Ursula🌹

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    Jason Reynolds

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    Cheryl & Lisa – I am very sorry for your loss. Your Dad was an awesome person. I felt very fortunate to meet him and your Mom and spend lots of time with them at 50 Grandview.
    God Bless – Jason

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    joyce L Cahill

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    Dear Cronin Family, Fred was one of my favorite residents at Bridges. He was such a gentleman and a sweetheart, always so pleasant and polite. He always appreciated everything I would do for him. Everyone loved him!! So sorry for your loss, Joyce Cahill RN

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    Michael Marchelletta

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    Fred had a great sense of humor and we had so many laughs together over the years. Fred was an avid Chelmsford Lion supporter and I was a Dracut Middie: first as a player, then as a coach. We spent many Christmas eves together at the house of Dave & Fran L’Hussier ribbing each other, which we all looked forward to each year. Great memories! RIP Fred.

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    Jim Gaudette

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    Freddy helped me obtain my first job after graduation from College that was in 1978. Shortly thereafter, Lorraine joined us at Raytheon. I will forever be grateful to Freddy, may he rest in eternal peace

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    Tucker ODay

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    Lisa- thinking of you, Geoff and Juliette as well as the rest of your family at this difficult time! Sending big hugs and lots of love!

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