Paul S. Cronin

May 14th, 1937 — October 11th, 2005

Paul Cronin, 68, of Albuquerque, New Mexico passed away on October 11th, 2005.

Born on May 14th, 1937 in Everett, Massachusetts north of Boston, he was the youngest child of Frank and Florence Cronin. He was preceded in death by his parents and his older brother David. He attended Boston Latin High School, Tufts University and obtained his Law degree from Boston College. In 1961, he traveled through New Mexico and was enchanted. He moved to Albuquerque a year later and joined the law firm of Sheehan & Duhigg where he met long time friend John Duhigg. Paul and John formed their own law firm Duhigg & Cronin in 1972, which grew into the largest plaintiff’s law firm in the state at one time. Paul was a longtime member of the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association and the American Trial Lawyers Association. He has passionately served many clients over his 43-year career and has been responsible for establishing new laws that have benefited New Mexico families.

Paul married his second wife Kyong in 1996 and enjoyed many years of happiness with her. During his life he enjoyed reading and playing golf, as well as being with friends and family. He also had a lifetime passion for history and politics. He was a true gentleman and was generous to both family and friends. He will be greatly missed for his sense of humor, intellect and compassion.

Paul is survived by his wife Kyong Cronin, his daughter Nancy Cronin Wagner who continues practicing law at Duhigg, Cronin, Spring & Berlin, his son Brian Cronin of San Francisco and step daughters Jaqueline Abeyta and Jennifer Cunningham both of Albuquerque.