“Dingie” Cronk, 66, went with the angels to be with the
lord surrounded by her loving family on Friday June 8, after
a long illness at Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown.
Calling hours will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, June 11, at
Reed & Benoit Funeral Home, Watertown, with a service
immediately following officiated by Father O’Brien
of Immaculate Conception Brownville. A burial service will
be held in Honeyville Cemetery, Adams, at the convenience of
Born March 20, 1946, to Gordon and Mabel Dona of Watertown,
she attended school in the South Jefferson area.
married the love of her life Andrew B. Cronk Jr. on July 14,
1973. Shortly after their marriage, they settled on the
banks of the Black River in Dexter.
She worked several odd jobs before becoming a full time
mother of seven children and homemaker.
Dianna enjoyed spending time outside taking in the views of
the river. She also was an avid card player and enjoyed
going to the casino with her sisters.
She most enjoyed being in the company of her large family
and spreading laughter with everyone.
Surviving are her
loving family including her husband and her seven children,
Andy III (Leanne), Gretna, Va., Alan (Josie), Theresa, Rosie
(Andy) Hatch, Sackets Harbor, Shirley Tibbles, Dexter,
Jeffrey (Doris), Dexter, Gordon (Krista) Brownville,
and Lee-Ann (Travis) Taylor Watertown; three sisters, Helen
Tharp, Goose Creek, S.C., Sandra Kriff, Sackets Harbor, and
Barbra (Eddie) Hubbard; her beloved 18 grandchildren and 25
great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
was welcomed into heaven by her mom and dad, brother Gordon
“Sonny” Jr., sister Shirley Sturtevant, son in law
Albert Tibbles, brother in laws Lloyd “Spike” Tharp, and
Herbert “Herbie” Kriff.
In lieu of flowers, donations to be made to the Immaculate
Conception Church, P.O. Box 99, Brownville, N.Y.
mother is everything - she is our consolation in sorrow, our
hope in misery, and our strength in weakness. She is the
source of love, mercy, sympathy, and forgiveness. He who
loses his mother loses a pure soul who blesses and guards
may be made at www.reedbenoit.com
Information provided by Reed
& Benoit Funeral
Home and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.