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Claire M. (Christian) Cronin

January 11, 1943 — March 5, 2024

Dorchester

Claire M. (Christian) Cronin

With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Claire, after a courageous battle with cancer, on March 5, 2024. Claire was born January 11, 1943 in South Boston, and lived in Dorchester, Savin Hill.

Beloved wife of the late John F. Cronin.

Loving mother of Nicole and her husband Matthew Feroli of Quincy, and Tracy Cronin of Dorchester.

Daughter of the late Henry and Dorothy (Johnson) Christian.

Cherished sister of Retired Boston Fire Commissioner Paul A. Christian and his wife Kathleen of South Boston, and Edward B. Christian and his late wife Jean of Florida.

Sister-in-law of Barbara and her husband Harley Ostis of Stoughton, Sabino DePascale of Dorchester, and Maureen Cronin of Quincy.

Devoted “Nina” of Matthew John, Camryn Claire, Ryan Alfred, and Christian John.

Family and friends will honor and remember Claire’s life by gathering for visiting hours in the Murphy Funeral Home, 1020 Dorchester Ave., DORCHESTER, on Monday, March 11, 2024 from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.

Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Gate of Heaven Church, 615 East Fourth Street, South Boston, on Tuesday morning, March 12th, at 10:00 A.M.

Burial will follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Dorchester.

Claire was a graduate of South Boston High School, Class of 1960. She was past vice-president of St. William’s Catholic Women’s Guild and member of the Castle Island Association.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Claire’s memory may be made to Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center at www.giving.massgeneral.org, or please call an old friend, extend a smile and kindness to a stranger, and let your family know how much you love them.


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Visiting Hours

Monday, March 11, 2024

4:00 - 7:00 pm

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Funeral Mass

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

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Burial

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Starts at 11:30 am

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