Obituary: Noreen E. Cronin

Noreen E. Cronin, at 80
Noreen Elizabeth [Jennings] Cronin, of Hingham, died peacefully at Brigham and Women’s Hospital June 4. She was 80.
Mrs. Cronin was born in Boston, and was raised in Watertown and Hull. She married the love of her life, Arthur Cronin, Jr., in 1959. The couple settled in Hingham, where they raised their two sons.
Mrs. Cronin was a devoted and loving mother. She was very proud of her family and was excited to become “Grammie” to her two grandchildren. She loved holidays and family get-togethers; any chance to spend time with her family was important to her. She enjoyed many summers on the South Shore with her family, from the Cape to Hull’s Gunrock Beach. Known for her kindness and warm smile, Mrs. Cronin always remembered the smallest details of her friends’ and family’s lives.
Mrs. Cronin was educated at Hingham High School and the Chandler School for Women in Boston. A dedicated and hard worker, she was employed at Hitchcock Shoes in Hingham for more than 20 years. It was at Chandler School and Hitchcock Shoes where she met many of her oldest and dearest friends. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
The beloved wife of the late Arthur A. Cronin, Jr.; loving mother of Arthur Cronin, III and his wife, Judith, of Beverly, and Brian Cronin and his wife, Susan, of Scituate; cherished Grammie of Elizabeth Hannan and her husband, Justin, and Michael Cronin, all of Beverly; Mrs. Cronin was also very special to many nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Friday from 4-8 p.m. in the Pyne Keohane Funeral Home, 21 Emerald St., Hingham. A Celebration of Life Service will be held in the funeral home at 9 a.m. Saturday, prior to the funeral Mass in St. Paul’s Church, Hingham at 10. Burial will follow, at St. Paul’s Cemetery, Hingham.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The ALS Association, Attn: For Pete’s Sake/Pete Frates Home Health Initiative, 150 Wood Rd., Suite 300, Braintree, MA 02184.