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Edward F. Cronin Jr., 72

Edward F. Cronin Jr., 72

LYNN — Edward Francis Cronin Jr., 72, a lifelong resident of Lynn, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. He was the devoted husband of Pamela (Paganis) Cronin, with whom he shared 14 years of marriage, and the late Linda (DeMarco) Cronin, with whom he shared four years of marriage.

Born in Lynn, Ed was the beloved son of the late Edward and Anna (Carton) Cronin.   

Ed was the loving step-father of Jill Dodge of Florida; the dear brother of Joanne Dodge of Lynn and her late husband, Paul, Robert Cronin and his wife, Patricia of Nahant, Thomas Cronin and his wife, Karen of Lynn and Ann Marie Schermerhorn and her husband, Marshall of Boxford; the best friend of Bob Dixon of Saugus. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Ed graduated from Lynn Classical High School with the Class of ’64 and held a degree in accounting from Burdett College. He retired in 2004 after having worked as an accountant for the Lynn Housing Authority for more than 35 years. He then worked part-time at the Lynn Municipal Employees Credit Union in City Hall.

Ed enjoyed spending time with his family. He loved country music and was especially a big fan of Elvis Presley. He was an avid sports fan of Boston teams and enjoyed tracing his family’s genealogy and sharing it with them.

Service information: Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, Sept. 23 from 1-4 p.m. at the CUFFE-MCGINN Funeral Home, 157 Maple St., Lynn. A celebration of Edward’s life will take place at 4 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment in Pine Grove Cemetery will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Edward’s  memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701 or via To leave a condolence online or to share a memory, please visit

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