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Geraldine F. "Geri" Cronin, age 67, a lifelong resident of Lynn, died suddenly, Thursday, May 18, 2017, surrounded by her loved ones at Mass General Hospital, Boston. Born in Lynn, she was the daughter of the late Frederick B. Cronin, Sr. and Bridie M. (Dunn) Cronin. She graduated from Lynn English High School, Class of 1968, and the Catherine Hinds School of Aesthetics, Newton. She worked at G.E. for 28 years before leaving to pursue her passion as an aesthetician. She was the proprietor of About Face Skin Salon for 25 years, which was the first skin salon in the city of Lynn. Geri was a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, the Lynn Museum, and the friends of Lynn and Nahant Beach. She won the John Sullivan Community Award in 2012 from the Lynn Housing Authority for her various volunteer work as well as won Business Woman of the Year in 2005. She volunteered at Relay for Life Cancer Walk, Teen Drop in Center, LHAND, as well as various other organizations. Her favorite charity was Santa's Helping Hands, where she was a board member and played Mrs. Claus for 35 years. Geri leaves her beloved brothers and sisters, Matthew H. Baxter and his wife, Marie of Methuen, Frederick B. Cronin, Jr. and his wife, Helen of Lynn, Gordon J. Cronin and his wife, Donna of Lynn, Mary A. Cronin-LoPresti and her husband, John of Lynn, Margie A. Cronin of Lynn, and Adrian M. Cronin and his wife, Diane of Lynn. She was also the sister of the late Helen I. Beauchamp, Ralph W. Cronin, Joseph A. Cronin and Kathleen Cronin. Geri also leaves her aunt, Mary Dunne of Rockland as well as many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, whom she dearly loved.
Geri’s funeral will be held from the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, 157 Maple St., Lynn on Tuesday, May 23 at 10 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Pius V Church, 215 Maple St., Lynn at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, Lynn. Visiting hours will be held in the funeral home on Monday, May 22 from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114 or Santa's Helping Hands, P.O. Box 27, Lynn, MA 01903. She was a proud member of the Lynn Community and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. For directions or to sign the online guestbook, please visit www.cuffemcginn.com.
Published on  May 20, 2017
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