Michael Croke, second from left, hugs his wife, Siobhan, and his mom, Debbie. He was also welcomed home by his sister-in-law, Ryan, and her husband, Tim, Michael’s brother. His niece, Braelyn, got a front row seat with Santa Claus and the family dog, Cooper. (Anne Marie Tobin)
Anne Marie TobinAnne Marie Tobin is a sports reporter for the Item and sports editor of the Lynnfield and weeklies. She also serves as the associate editor of North Shore Golf magazine. Anne Marie joined the Weekly News staff in 2014 and Essex Media Group in 2016. A seven-time Massachusetts state amateur women’s golf champion and member of the Massachusetts Golf Association Hall of Fame, Tobin is graduate of Mount Holyoke College and Suffolk University Law School. She practiced law for 30 years before becoming a sports reporter. Follow her on Twitter at: @WeeklyNewsNow.