Irene M. (Cronin) Atkinson

  • Born: October 26, 1924
  • Died: January 24, 2020
  • Location: Franklin, formerly of Stoughton, and Savin Hill, Massachusetts

Farley Funeral Home

358 Park Street
Stoughton, MA 02072

Tel. (781) 344-2676

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to Irene by adding your memories and photos.

Irene M. (Cronin) Atkinson, 95, a resident of Franklin, died peacefully on Friday, January 24, 2020 at the Pond Home in Wrentham. She was the wife of the late Frank U. Atkinson. Daughter of the late John F. and Elizabeth M. (Restarrick) Cronin, she was born in Boston and raised in Savin Hill. She was a graduate of St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Jamaica Plain. Irene was a resident of Franklin for 25 years after living in Stoughton for 40 years. She was a homemaker. She enjoyed bike riding, playing tennis, skiing and walking at Castle Island.

Irene was the beloved mother of Marie Kelleher and husband William of Franklin, Frank Atkinson and husband Peter Jacobs of Southboro, Joseph and wife Judith of Wrentham, John and wife Bernadette of Stoughton, Stephen and wife Donna of West Dennis, Renie of Stoughton and the late Christine Fitzgerald. She was the sister of Neil Cronin of Quincy and the late Elizabeth O'Reilly, Mary Mackey, John Cronin, Sister Christiana Cronin, CSJ, Joseph Cronin and Claire DaSilva. She is also survived by sister-in-law, Peg Cronin of Stoughton, 11 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral will be held from the Farley Funeral Home, 358 Park St., (Rte. 27) Stoughton on Tuesday at 9 AM followed by a Funeral Mass at Immaculate Conception Church, Stoughton at 10 AM. Visiting Hours Monday from 4-7 PM. Interment will take place at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Stoughton. Donations in Irene's memory may be made to Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston, 637 Cambridge St., Boston, MA 02135.


Condolence & Memory Journal

So sorry of the passing of your mother.
Sorry I just found out.
You all are in my thoughts and prayers.
She was a wonderful lady and I truly enjoyed my visits with her.
May she rest in peace and be dancing in the heavens.
Helen and family.

Posted by helen fitzgerald - Mansfield, MA   February 02, 2020

Linda and I are sorry to hear about Irene's passing. I enjoyed our chats when I came over Christine Av. She was quite a lady . Sincerely, Paul Fitzgerald

Posted by Paul Fitzgerald - FRANKLIN, MA   January 27, 2020


Cousins, I am so sorry to hear of Aunt Renie's passing. She was such a wonderful woman, we have such great memories of her and Uncle Frank. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. She will be forever with you through your memories of her. Thoughts and prayers for you all. Rest In Peace sweet lady. Love Jill and Leo

Posted by Jill (Atkinson)Campion - Brockton, MA - Family   January 27, 2020

Marie, Frankie, Joey, Johnny, Steve and Renie. I am so sorry for your loss. Aunt Renie was a wonderful woman who will be greatly missed. I'll always remember the great family get togethers growing up, and your Mom's great smile and laugh. Love you all. Lillian and Robert

Posted by Lillian and Robert (Atkinson) Constantine - New Bedford, MA - Family   January 27, 2020

To All, we are very sorry to hear Aunt Renie has passed. She lived a long and wonderful life and will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Thoughts and prayers to you all. Love Jack and Glenda

Posted by Jack Atkinson - Taylor, MI - Family   January 26, 2020

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