John J. Cronan 92, formerly of Greenwich Avenue passed away Sunday, February 14, 2016 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Mary R. (Kern) Cronan. Born in East Providence, he was a son of the late James P. and Anna (Grace) Cronan. Mr. Cronan was the owner and operator of the former Cronan Paint & Wallpaper Company and also the former John J. Cronan Real Estate Company. He was a 1941 Graduate of La Salle Academy and a member of the Knights of Columbus, Council 1528. He was a communicant of St. Martha’s Church, a CCD Instructor and a member of the Holy Name Society and the St. Vincent dePaul Society. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He leaves two daughters, Mary Ann Napoli and her husband Stephen of Barrington and Carolyn A. Cronan of East Providence, two sons, Dr. John J. Cronan Jr. and his wife Laurie of Barrington and Peter J. Cronan and his wife Roseann of Colorado, eight grandchildren and three great grandsons. He was the grandfather of the late Jeffrey Catalano and brother of the late Mary Ward, Sr. Faustina Cronan, RSM, Sr. Rita Frances Cronan, RSM, James P. Cronan and Edward L. Cronan. His funeral will be held on Thursday at 10:00 AM from the PERRY-MCSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM in St. Martha’s Church, Pawtucket Avenue. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Calling hours Wednesday 5-7.
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