The sudden death of Sarah Jane Cronin of Green Hill, Carrick-On-Suir occurred on Saturday 18th October. Sarah was the daughter of Bud (Michael) Cronin and Siobhan Cronin (nee Lonergan) R.I.P. of Fairfields, Clonmel.
It was a period of great sadness and shock for her family and friends to lose a vibrant and blossoming life at such a young age.
Sarah arrived into the world on 4th December 1985, sharing her birthday with her proud father, Bud. It was the greatest birthday present he had ever received. Her mother and father were excited to experience the joy that their first born daughter brought to their lives.
Shortly afterwards, Sarah’s sister Cindy and her brother Shane were born and although she loved them dearly, she was determined to hold the reigns of authority - being the older sister!
As well as possessing a bubbly character with the fullness of fun and laughter, Sarah’s attributes stretched far beyond measurable kindness.
She was constantly willing to support any situation and remained loyal to her family and friends. However, Sarah did express her wild side too and wasted little time in being direct if deemed necessary.
Sarah started school at St. Oliver’s, Elm Park, Clonmel, where she regularly took part in plays and other drama activities.
She was a very sociable girl and was eager to be involved whenever the opportunity presented itself.
At the start of her teenage years, she transitioned to the Presentation Convent in Clonmel to further her education. During the Leaving Cert term, Sarah became pregnant but didn’t allow her condition to obstruct the focus on her education.
She aspired with boundless interest in successfully passing her examinations and that’s exactly what she accomplished!
Sarah and her partner Robbie were very excited when Sophie was born shortly afterwards. Later on, they extended their family with Courtney, Ruby and Lewis. Sarah held a special affection for Robbie’s family as they offered an abundance of love, kindness and consideration to her during their lasting relationship.
Sarah was a wonderful mother and cared deeply for her children and fulfilled their every need.
Whilst tending to her children, Sarah managed to find time for work outside the home and took up employment in Dunne’s Deli in the Oakville shopping center in Clonmel.
She enjoyed the social aspect of her day-to-day activities associated with her job but still afforded quality time to share with Robbie and their children.
Unfortunately, after three years of service, Sarah took time out to assist her father in caring for her terminally ill mother whom had been diagnosed with cancer.
Sarah continued to be supportive to both her mother and father during this delicate and emotional time. Sadly, on 26th August 2009, her mother Siobhan passed away.
Sarah’s grief stricken family had now lost a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother - the woman who nurtured and cared for them during their lives. Although they found it difficult to come to terms with, their strength was mirrored by the love and respect they shared which inevitably brought them closer as a family.
We extend our deepest sympathy to Sarah’s partner Robbie; their children Sophie, Courtney, Ruby and Lewis; her father Bud; her sister Cindy; her brother Shane; her uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews and her in-laws Tricia, Joe, Iani, Wayne, Mark, Jackie and Jason.
A mother and daughter are reunited in spirit and love in accord with the angels.