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William M. Cronan, a resident of Andover, passed away at the New England Rehabilitation Hospital in Woburn on Sunday, May 21, 2017. He was 82 years old.
Born on November 9, 1934, in Jamaica Estates, N.Y., he was the beloved son of the late George and Ethel Grace (Roland) Cronan. Prior to his retirement, Bill was employed as a civil engineer for 51 years with the Federal Aviation Administration. He received his bachelor’s degree from Lafayette College and Master’s degree from Northeastern University. Bill cherished time with his family and friends, whether it was enjoying the summer evenings on Kezar Lake, traveling to Europe, tennis club, or adventuring along the New England coast in his mostly reliable boat, the Wanderlust. He was also a longtime member of the “Hickory Hawks” Ski Club based in an old railroad station in Glenn Jackson, N.H., where he met his wife, the late Judy (Mohla) Cronan, and made many lifelong friends.
Bill is survived by his daughter, Gail Johnson and her husband, Haynes of Charleston, S.C., and his two sons, James Cronan of Seattle, and Robert Cronan and his wife Lelia Pascale of Stoneham, Mass.; and his grandson, Benjamin Cronan. Also, among his survivors are his two brothers, David Cronan and his wife, Patricia of Florida, and Robert Cronan and his wife, Marilyn of New York. He also had a late brother, Donald Cronan, of New York.
The Cronan family would like to sincerely thank the staff of Ashland Farm who provided a caring home and many friendships for Bill.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, May 26, 2017 at 10 a.m. at Christ Church in Andover. Burial will follow in Spring Grove Cemetery, also in Andover. Reception to be held at Christ Church, following the burial.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Christ Church, in Andover.
For directions or to offer online condolences, please visit www.contefuneralhomes.com.
Published on  May 24, 2017
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