Dianna Cronk

June 8, 2012       

DEXTER, N.Y.  —  Dianna “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 the family.

Born March 20, 1946, to Gordon and Mabel Dona of Watertown, she attended school in the South Jefferson area.

Dianna 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 h
er 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.                           

She 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.

“The 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 him constantly.”-Kahlil Gibran

Online condolences may be made at www.reedbenoit.com

Information provided by Reed & Benoit Funeral Home and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.