Toni Margaret Flood McCrone, passed away October 22, 2019

Toni Margaret Flood McCrone, died from a rare progressive lung disease on October 22, 2019 in the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She was born on June 29, 1954 in Benton Harbor, Michigan, the sixth of eight children. She graduated from Lake Michigan Catholic High School in 1972. Toni was a graduate of Lake Michigan College. She had a 29-year career in the Berrien County Prosecutors Office as a Victim’s Witness Advocate. After retirement she continued part-time for Berrien County as a LEIN/LiveScan Operator with the Trial Court. She also volunteered in the pre-school program at the Readiness Center, as well as the Soup Kitchen.



Toni was an avid walker, and especially enjoyed walking the bluff and along Lake Michigan. She was a devoted mother and favored aunt who enjoyed the simplicities of life, like relaxing on her back deck in the sun with a glass of iced tea with “a lot of ice”. On a cloudy day, she would be inside curled up reading with a cup of hot tea at her side. The second a song would come on, she would be up out of her chair dancing. But, at her happiest, she enjoyed sharing old stories with family and friends.



She is survived by: her two daughters, Alisa and Katie McCrone and their father Mark McCrone; sisters: Patricia Thomsen; Kathy Kreamer (Bill); Debbie Johnson (Phil); brother, Joe Flood, and sister-in-law Stephanie Townsend Flood. Her many nieces and nephews are: Ezra, Jenifer, Bill; Vanessa, Liam, Emma; Philip and Elizabeth; Patrick, Connor and Megan; Christi, Julie, and Diana. Along with many McCrone sisters and brothers-in law, nieces and nephews, and was a proud member of the “McCrone outlaws.” She was one of thirty seven Flood cousins, too numerous to name.

Sadly, she was predeceased by her parents, William and Patricia Flood; sister Donna Flood; brothers, Bill and Tommy Flood.



A Celebration of Life service will be held on Friday, October 25, 2019, at 12pm, at Starks & Menchinger Chapel & Cremation Services, 2650 Niles Rds., St. Joseph with Rev. Susan Sparta officiating. Friends may visit with the family on Friday, October 25, 2019, from 10am until time of service at the funeral home. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Readiness Center for the pre-school program. Those wishing to leave a condolence online may do so at www.starks-menchinger.com. 




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