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Theresa J. (Picard) Cronin

September 21, 1930 ~ May 7, 2022 (age 91)

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Theresa J. Cronin, Retired registered nurse (R.N.) of Winthrop, May 7, 2022. Born in Norristown PA. Daughter of the late John Picard and the late Josephine (Perpetua) Picard of Norristown. Mother of Catherine (late husband Michael) of Wakefield MA, John of Litchfield NH, Maureen and Aileen, and the late Terrence P. Cronin. Sister of Evelyn Melchiorre of East Norriton PA, and Kathryn Friedman of Philadelphia PA. Loving grandmother of Alicia (Cronin) Pearsons and her husband Bradd of Stratham NH, Cameron of Brooklyn NY, Christine (Cronin) Gorveatt and her husband Joshua of Londonderry NH, and Sean of Litchfield NH. Beloved great-grandmother of Rocco and Charlotte Gorveatt and Connor Pearsons. Also survived by nephews Don Melchoirre and his wife Patty of Brigantine NJ and their son Michael and wife Amanda; Dean Melchiorre and his wife Terry of Collegeville PA and their son John; nieces Kathryn Schilling of Loomis CA and Lynn Deans of San Ramon CA and their children. Survived also by grandchildren Samantha Barnard (and daughter Miriah) and Edmund and James Fino.

Member of the Winthrop Council on Aging; past parishioner, Eucharistic minister, and parish council secretary of the Sacred Heart Church of East Boston MA.

Always known as "Terri" she was a native of Norristown PA and graduated from the Montgomery Hospital School of Nursing in Norristown in 1951. She relocated to Massachusetts in 1954 to accept a position as an operating room nurse (Baker OR) at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. During her 47-year career as a registered nurse she worked as an operating room, obstetrics, and medical-surgical nurse at various Greater Boston hospitals including Massachusetts General, Somerville Hospital, Winthrop Hospital, and Lahey Clinic/Burlington. She was a long-time nursing supervisor at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford.

Terri was an active sports participant in basketball and lettered in field hockey at Norristown High School (Class of 1948), and was an enthusiastic follower of the New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox. She was a long-time and devoted donor to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and eagerly awaited her monthly mailing to add new faces to her prayers for their recovery. Her greatest joy was visiting and keeping up with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Terri asked that those who attend her services wear bright colors to celebrate her many years of nursing service.

Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the visitation from the funeral home on Wednesday May 18, 2022 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. The funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Thursday, May 19, 2022 at 9:00 AM followed by a mass of Christian burial at the Sacred Heart Church, 45 Brooks Street, East Boston at 10:00 AM (www.sacredhearteb.org) Services will conclude with the interment in the Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital of Memphis TN (www.stjude.org).

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May 18, 2022

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Ernest P. Caggiano & Son Funeral Home
147 Winthrop Street
Winthrop, MA 02152

Mass of Christian Burial
May 19, 2022

10:00 AM
Sacred Heart Church
303 Paris St.
East Boston, Massachusetts 02128

Interment following funeral service
May 19, 2022

Oak Grove Cemetery
230 Playstead Rd.
Medford, MA 02155


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856
Web: http://www.stjude.org/

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