Obituary of Marion Cronin
Marion Cronin, 76, passed away peacefully on October 31, 2023, after complications from an autoimmune disease she battled for 20 years. Marion was born in Superior, Wisconsin to Alphonse and Mavis (Doyle) Burbul on May 24, 1947. Throughout the years, she surrounded herself with great friends and fun memories. You could always count on Marion to be up for a night of music and dancing. In May of 1985, she married the love of her life, William Cronin. Together they enjoyed traveling, boating, and socializing at the Elks Lodge.
Marion had a variety of careers over the years including nursing, managing retail stores, and raising her children. Together, Bill and Marion blended their families for a grand total of 7 children, 19 grandchildren, and 39 great-grandchildren (with 3 more on the way).
In addition to her love for her family, her friends were just as important. Marion was a social butterfly who was never afraid to speak her mind. She enjoyed hosting friends for dinner parties and catching up with her sisters over the phone.
She is preceded in death by her parents and sister, (Cindy Norton). She is survived by her husband Bill, as well as siblings: Melanie (Rex) Pitts, Susan (John) McBride, David Fredrick, and Perry (Teresa) Garner. She is also survived by her children Lyle (Lori) Kunert, Joe (Tracy) Kunert; and Melissa (Mark) Isabella. As well as Wendy Cronin, Linda (Kyle) Brandt, Stacey (Tom) Frankovich, and Billie (Ron) Cronin.
Marion wished to be remembered in a Celebration of Life. Please join us on Sunday, November 12th at the Elks Lodge in Superior, WI. The doors will open at 2 PM and continue until the last person leaves.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the St. Luke’s hospice staff and Marion’s doctors at the Mayo Clinic Rochester. In Lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Primary Biliary Cholangitis research via pbcers.org on behalf of Marion Cronin.