Lucille Aline Cronin (1917 - 2018)

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Lucille Aline Cronin, 101
SOUTH PORTLAND - Lucille Aline (Sevigny) Cronin, 101, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at the South Portland Nursing Home. She was born in Portland on April 14, 1917, the second of seven children to the late Hollis and Adrienne (Roy) Sevigny.
Lucille spent her childhood in Sanford, Maine. She attended St. Ignatius School and graduated from the Commercial Department in 1935.
In 1941 she went into nurses training at Dr. Leighton's Private Hospital in Portland where she made lifelong friends with many of the women with whom she worked. She remained there until its closure in 1944. During the following years she did private duty nursing at several homes in the Sanford area.
Lucille married John E. Cronin in 1949 and moved to their family home in Portland. She lived in that home for 50 years and again made many friends in the neighborhood who remained in touch to the time of her passing.
She loved family, holidays, birthdays, reading, butterflies and gardening. She instilled her love of nature in all her children.
Lucille is survived by her four children, Adrienne Poley and her partner Tom Gross of South Portland, Alice Souza and husband Jim of Saco, Thomas Cronin of Tampa, Florida, Mary Susan and Edward Tibbetts of Portland; her sister Annette Valcourt of Alfred, Maine; and her eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
She will be greatly missed by all.
Lucille's family would like to give a special thank you to the staff at South Portland Nursing Home for their care and support.
Friends and family are invited to share their memories and offer their condolences by visiting Lucille's online guestbook at
A memorial visitation will be held on Thursday, July 12, 2018 from 5pm to 7pm at
Jones, Rich and Barnes Funeral Home
. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, July 13, 2018 at 11am at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Portland. A committal will immediately follow at Calvary Cemetery in South Portland. A service of Jones, Rich and Barnes Funeral Home, 199 Woodford St., Portland, Maine 04103.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Lucille's memory to:
Literacy Volunteers of America
142 High St. #514
Portland, ME 04101

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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on July 8, 2018
Arrangements under the direction of:
Jones, Rich & Barnes Funeral Home
199 Woodford Street | Portland, ME 04103 | (207) 775-3763
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