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Dean Cronis
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  • New York Public Library
    445 5th Ave.
    New York, NY 10016

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Dean Cronis passed away at the Bostonian Nursing & Rehab Center in Dorchester on March 21, 2018. He was 85 years of age. Dean was born in Melrose on November 5, 1932 to the late John & Vivian (Kostas) Chronopoulos. He was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School and Emerson College and received his Masters in Education from St. John University in New York City. Mr. Cronis was an actor and was in Theater in New York City for many years and was also a bilingual teacher in NYC. Dean enjoyed traveling all over the United States and Europe and traveled to Greece numerous times a year to visit friends and family. He was also an avid reader, spent a lot of time at the New York City Public Library and had an extensive library at his home. Dean was the loving brother of Cynthia (Chronopoulos) Harris of Arlington & her late husband John Harris and the late Demetra & Timothy Chronopoulos. Beloved uncle of Gregory Harris & his wife Meghan Searl of Boston & Christopher Harris & his wife Kristin of Arlington. Cherished great uncle of Catherine, Sophia & Nicholas. Longtime friend & companion the late Russell Etter. Also survived by many cousins & friends all over the world. Funeral Services and interment will be private. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Dean's name to the New York Public Library, 445 5th Ave., NY, NY 10016 or @ Arrangements by Gately Funeral Home in Melrose.