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June 29, 2019


James J. Cronin

James J. Cronin of Mansfield, MA passed away at Norwood Hospital on Saturday June 29, 2019 after a long struggle with a cardiovascular condition. He was 62.

Born and raised in Dorchester, James was the son of the late Francis X. and Victoria T. (Venezia) Cronin.  He attended Don Bosco Technical High School, studying Electronics.  He then served in the US Air Force in the Geophysical Laboratory. James later earned his JD from Suffolk Law School.  He was an Attorney for many years, practicing family and real estate law.

Jim was an avid reader and enjoyed in-depth discussions on a variety of topics especially politics and history.

He had a passionate love for music and he was a talented musician. The Grateful Dead inspired him to create his own band, The Fossyls.  The band played many events at the American Legion Post in Sharon, MA. When his band wasn’t playing at the Post, he helped out with administrative bookkeeping tasks there.

James was the brother of Patricia A. Cronin of Abington, MA; Michael F. Cronin and his wife Marian of Weston, MA; John E. Cronin and his wife Nancy Edwards of Jericho, VT; and Mary V. Bodkin and her husband James of Quincy, MA. He is also survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews, and grand nieces and nephews that he loved. 

Funeral services will be private with a Memorial Service held later in the year, at a date and time to be announced.

Expressions of sympathy may be made in memory of James to: American Legion Post 106, 752 South Main St., Sharon MA 02067.