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(June 11, 1940 – January 8, 2011)

Lawrence (Larry) J. Cronin, 70, peacefully left this world for an even better one in his Midland (MI) home on Saturday, January 8, after living courageously and gracefully with cancer for two years. His survivors include his wife Lucille (Cooky) Derr Cronin; daughter Jean (Mike Storey) of Midland; son Patrick of Rosamond, CA; grandson Luke Storey of Midland; granddaughter Ella Cronin and her mother, Deema Green, of Mojave, CA.Larry was a member of St. Brigid of Kildare Parish. Visitation will be held on Thursday, Jan. 13, 4:00-8:00 at Conroy Funeral Home (1660 E. High St.; Springfield, Ohio). Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, Jan.14, 10:30, at St. Raphael Church (225 E. High St.; Springfield, Ohio). Larry will be laid at rest at St. Bernard Cemetery, Springfield.The family would like to thank the MidMichigan Hospice Green Team who cared for Larry in his last weeks, especially Corie, Chris, Deborah, Chris, Jenna, Redeana, and Carol. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Catholic Central High School Scholarship Fund (1200 E. High St.; Springfield, Ohio 45505), MidMichigan Hospice, or the hospice or cancer organization of your choice. Smith-Miner Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences are available at smithminer.com.