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“Ed, Barry and Patty,Sending love, thoughts, and prayers to your family during this tough time.Jeanne was such a wonderful, kind person.She always had...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Cathy McManama - Plymouth, MA

“Ed, Bob and Meghan,Our thoughts and prayers go with you all at this time of great loss.Ron & Linda ”
2 of 5 | Posted by: Ron & Linda Woodruff - Akron, IN

“Eddie Bobby,Meghan,So sorry to hear about the loss of Mother , Grandmother Our thoughts and prayers are with you all,Ned & Sue ”
3 of 5 | Posted by: Ned & Sue Coen - Mashpee, MA

“RIP ”
4 of 5 | Posted by: Michelle Plakas-Kaiser

“Eddie, Barry and Patty, I am so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. Seeing her picture just brings a smile to my heart and lots of memories and some...Read More »
5 of 5 | Posted by: Nancy Mitchell - Waltham, MA


Watertown – Mrs. Jeanne F. (MacDonough) Cronin, of Watertown, died peacefully following a period of declining health on Friday, January 14, 2022 at South Pointe Hospital in Warrensville Heights, Ohio with her family by her side. She was 96.

Jeanne was born on July 19, 1925, a daughter of the late J. Vincent and Margaret F. (Mahoney) MacDonough. She was a proud lifelong resident of Watertown and graduated from Watertown High School in 1943 and four years later earned her bachelor's degree from Regis College in Weston. She was class treasurer and remained active in the Regis Alumni Club.

It was while studying at Regis that she met Ed Cronin who was attending Boston College. The pair were wed at Saint Luke's Church in Belmont and raised their sons and daughter in Watertown. She followed all of her children's sporting and school events and became an enthusiastic Red Sox and Patriots fan in later years.

After raising her family Jeanne went to work as a secretary at McLean Hospital in Belmont where she made many lifelong friends. Kind, gracious, warm and loving are all words that could best describe Jeanne. She enjoyed the company of family and friends and her home was a place where all felt welcome.

The wife of the late Dr. Edward J. Cronin, she leaves her children, Edward J. Cronin, Jr. (Carolyn) of Brevard, North Carolina, Barry M. Cronin of Charlotte, North Carolina and Patricia C. Burgess of Twinsburg, Ohio; her grandchildren, LtCol Robert Cronin, USMC, Meghan Wilson (Michael), McNeil Cronin (Kelly), Capt. Colin Cronin USA (Sarah), Hugh Cronin (Julie), Sam Cronin (Samantha), Grace Jones (Jeremy), Kevin Burgess and Meghan Burgess; her great-grandchildren, Michaela, Garrett, Cameran, Quinn, Janey, Case, Powell, Charlotte, Stella, McKenna, Madeline, Levi, Holden and Penelope; her brother, Joseph L. MacDonough of Watertown and is also survived by many nieces, nephews and their families.

She was also the sister of the late Robert J. MacDonough and Charles MacDonough.

Family and friends will honor and remember Jeanne's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Friday, January 21st from 4 to 7 p.m. and again at 8 a.m. on Saturday morning before leaving in procession to Saint Luke's Church, 132 Lexington Street, Belmont where her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Burial will follow in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Watertown.

Jeanne's Funeral Mass will be broadcast on Saturday morning at 9 a.m. via https://my.gather.app/remember/jeanne-cronin

Memorial donations may be made to The Michael Lisnow Respite Center, 112 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748. www.hopkintonrespite.com