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Philip J. Cronin, 65, of Salem passed away unexpectedly on October 31, 2016.
Son of the late Edward and Rita (Coughlin) Cronin, Phil was born and raised in Peabody, Mass. and graduated from St. Peter’s High School in Gloucester in 1969.
Phil settled in Salem and was employed by National Grid (Boston Gas, Keyspan) from 1978 until the time of his death. Phil loved the City of Salem and was a kind soul who genuinely enjoyed helping his neighbors in the community whenever the opportunity arose. Phil had a passion for music and New England sports teams, and was an extremely talented chef and gardener.
Phil leaves behind his wife of 44 years, Jennifer (DeMauro) Cronin, as well as his two children, Jeremy Cronin and his wife, Lisa of Boxford, and Maria Cronin of Salem and her fiancee, Jodi Bourgeois of Burlington; his three grandchildren, whom he adored, Mackenzie, Seamus and Logan Cronin, all of Boxford; his brother, Edward Cronin of Hubbardston; two sisters, Elizabeth McGivern and her husband, James of Danvers and Janet Flynn and her husband, Paul of Peabody, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Neil Cronin; his sister, Joyce Cunney, and his childhood friend Keith “The Big Ape” Richardson. Phil’s family takes comfort in knowing that he has reunited with his loved ones in heaven.
His Visiting hours will be held at the Murphy Funeral Home, 85 Federal St. (cor of North St) Salem on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 from 4 to 8 p.m. His funeral service will be held at Murphy Funeral Home on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 11 a.m. Burial in Greenlawn Cemetery, Salem. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. For additional information please call 978-744-0497 or visit www.MurphyFuneralHome.com.
Published on  November 7, 2016
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