Danvers, MA — Joyce (Cronin) Cunney, beloved wife of Richard L. Cunney of Danvers, and loving mother of two daughters, Elizabeth and her husband, Fran, of South Boston, and Taryn and her fiancé, Rob, of Melrose, passed away on Friday, November 15, 2013, at her home, with her family by her side, after a hard-fought battle with bladder cancer.
Joyce was the cherished daughter of the late Rita (Coughlan) and Edward T. Cronin of Peabody. Prior to and since her diagnosis, Joyce cared for her mother until Rita’s recent death. Joyce was born and raised in Peabody, later moving to Danvers to raise her own family. She graduated from Peabody High School, Class of 1962. She graduated from Chandler School of Women in Boston, and for years worked at the Boston Bar Association, until dedicating her life to raising her daughters.
Joyce was an amazing mom, loyal friend, an adventure seeker, and the life of the party. She loved life and fought hard until the very end, a true testament to the love she had for her daughters and husband.
In addition to her husband and daughters, Joyce is survived by her special sister, Janet Flynn and her husband, Paul, of Peabody; siblings, E. Robert Cronin and his wife, Barbara, Of Hubbardston, Mass., Philip Cronin and his wife, Jennifer, of Salem, Mass., and Elizabeth McGivern and her husband, James, of Danvers. Joyce was a special Auntie to many nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews. She also leaves so many close friends; and her lovable, soft-coated, Wheaten terrier, Mulligan. She was predeceased one month ago by her mother, and best friend, Rita Cronin. She was also predeceased by her father, Edward; brother, Neil Cronin; and in-laws, Dr. John and Anna Cunney.
ARRANGEMENTS: Wake services will be held Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Conway Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody. Her Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, at 9 a.m., also at the funeral home, followed by a funeral Mass in St. John the Baptist Church, 16 Church Street, Peabody, at 10 a.m. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Salem. Expressions of sympathy may be made in her honor to the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network, 4915 St. Elmo Ave., Suite 202, Bethesda, MD 20814, or at www.bcan.org. For guest book, or directions, visit www.ccbfuneral.com.