October 1, 1927 ~ June 21, 2005
Wallingford - William Francis Cronin, 77, of 122 Bull Ave., died Tuesday, June 21, 2005 at Connecticut Hospice in Branford. He was the husband of Jean Jurinski Cronin. Born in Meriden on Oct. 1, 1927, he was the son of the late William J. and Mary Wadsworth Cronin. He was a graduate of Stone Business School and had been employed as comptroller for 43 years at Barberino Car Dealership. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a member of V.F.W. Post No. 9965. He was a member of Cheshire Lutheran Church and sang in the choir. He was an avid golfer. Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Marguerite (Meg) Kraus of Hamden and Janice Healey of Morris, CT; a sister, Lois Smith of Clearwater, FL; a granddaughter; three grandsons; a niece and a nephew. He is also survived by his beloved pets, a dog Shamrock and a cat Frannie. May you have all the happiness and luck that life can hold and at the end of all your rainbows may you find a pot of gold. A memorial service will be held at Hubbard Chapel in Walnut Grove Cemetery in Meriden at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 24, 2005. Arrangements are under the direction of the Beecher and Bennett Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden. The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to the staff at Connecticut Hospice in Branford. A special thank you to Dr. Sujai Nath.