Ann J. (DiVincenzo)'s Story
Ann J. (DiVincenzo) Cronin, passed away at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Sunday evening, May 28. The beloved wife of David J. Cronin, she was 75 years of age.
Born and raised in Beverly, Ann was one of three siblings born to the late Joseph and Rose (Musumeci) DiVincenzo. She attended St. Mary’s School Catholic School in Beverly where she graduated high school in 1960. During her time in high school, one of her friends introduced her to her brother, David. Well, that was the beginning of a romance that spanned over the next 50 some odd years! Ann had played the piano since she was a child. While in school she would play for all the school activities, and later after high school she secured a position as organist at St. Mary’s Church in Beverly. Her musical talents were always developing and soon after college, she helped out St. Mary's Parish with there CCD program. At the same time, she and David directed the junior choir at St. Mary’s High School. Ann and David married, and have journeyed together for 52 years. They brought three beautiful children into their family, to whom they were both devoted. After living in Beverly for a short while, they nestled into Woburn where they have made their home for over 40 years. The Cronin family became members of St. Barbara’s Church and all throughout the years were involved in all there was to be involved in throughout the years. Teaching CCD, CYO, leaders of song, heading up different programs and as a Youth Minister, are some of the special ways in which she gave to her Parish, retiring in 2012. A woman passionate about her family, Ann shared a very close relationship to each one. Christmas was truly a wonderful time of the year for Ann. She so enjoyed making and putting together little gifts for family and friends alike to enjoy. Ann's role as "Nana" to her six grandchildren was what she always considered a wonderful gift. Adoring them all as they have grown, Ann never wanted to miss a moment of time with them. Reading, singing, playing the piano, and having "fun" was what it was all about. Ann will always be remembered for her loving, kind, and generous ways, along with a very funny, and creatively inclusive demeanor! Ann was a woman of tremendous faith her entire life. The love she shared for both family and friends was unconditional and faith-filled.
Ann is lovingly survived by her husband of 52 years, David; her children, Suzanne Tollis and her husband, Anthony of Billerica, Michael Cronin and his wife, Karen of Billerica, and Kevin Cronin of Bridgewater. Dear sister of Joseph DiVincenzo and his wife, Lorraine of New Windsor, N.Y., John DiVincenzo and his wife Mary of Beverly. Loving Nana of Jeffrey Horton, Thomas, Cameron, Morgan and Stella Cronin and Kayla Tollis. Cherished aunt of many loving nieces and nephews.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Barbara's Church, 138 Cambridge Rd., Woburn, Saturday, June 3 at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to call at St. Barbara's Church one hour prior to the Mass 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. Arrangements are under the direction of the Lynch~Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St., Woburn. Please, in lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in Ann's honor to the Cam Neely Foundation for Cancer Care, 30 Winter Pl. # 2, Boston, MA 02108.
Published on  May 31, 2017