Thomas J. Cronin

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Thomas J. Cronin

September 15, 1934 - October 04, 2018

Thomas J. Cronin Thomas J. Cronin, 84, of Prospect Street, Plattsburgh, N.Y., passed away Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, at his home. Born in Plattsburgh, N.Y., on Sept. 15, 1934, he was the first son of Linda (Ashton) Cronin and George Cronin.
Tom graduated from St. John's High School in Plattsburgh, N.Y., excelled equally in football, basketball, baseball and academics. He graduated with a degree in Elementary Education from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh and received a Master's degree in Administration from Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y.
As a young man, Tom served in the U.S. Navy. He then spent twenty years teaching elementary school on Long Island. He returned to Plattsburgh, working in real estate and becoming an assistant to state Senator Ron Stafford, making appearances and speaking on his behalf. He was a member of the Lions Club, Knights of Columbus and the Plattsburgh Duplicate Bridge Club. Although he vowed never to play again, he rediscovered his love for the game of Bridge and traveled the North Country playing in tournaments and becoming a master level bridge player, five points short of achieving the rank of Silver Life Master.
It is from Camp Kettle where many have their fondest memories of Tom. At camp, a home away from home was created, where everyone was welcome and everyone was treated like family. Tom C. was an integral part of that. He and his fellow members built a special place in the woods. His spirit, and our memories of him, will forever ensure camp continues to build on that legacy.
Tom is survived by his longtime beloved companion Lorraine Streeter; his daughter, Jocelyn Cronin and her husband Nick Molander; three sons, Patrick Cronin, Kyle Cronin and his partner Barbara Green, Corey Cronin and his wife Lisa Cronin; stepson, Gregg Sayers and his wife Erica; stepdaughters, Stacie Carilli and her husband Frank, Beth Lomb and her husband Bill; two brothers, Peter Cronin and his wife Barbara Cronin, Richard Cronin and his wife Sandy Cronin; and three grandchildren, Hunter, Kendra and Jack.
He was predeceased by his wife Elizabeth Jo Cronin.
Tom will be remembered for his sense of humor, generous spirit and dedication to his community. He was loved by many, a testament to a life well lived.
Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Brown Funeral Home in Plattsburgh. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, at 11 a.m. at St. John's Church in Plattsburgh; burial will follow in Mount Carmel Cemetery.
Donations in Tom's memory may be made to Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation, P.O. Box 195, Ray Brook, NY 12977.
Arrangements are entrusted to Brown Funeral Home, 29 Broad Street, Plattsburgh, NY 12901, (518)-561-3980. Online condolences and memorial candles may be offered at www.brownfuneralhomeinc.com
Published on October 6, 2018
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