Adeline Jeanne (Strong) Chroniak, 85, of Hall Street in Concord, died Thursday, March 15,
2007, at Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association's Hospice House.
She was born in Pembroke the daughter of the late William Gilbert Strong of
Littleton and Henriette Henaff of Lambezellec, France.
She was a graduate of Concord High School.
During World War II, she worked for Pratt Whitney in Hartford, Conn. She worked for
Sprague Electric in the stockroom and as an assembler for 32 years, retiring in 1991.
From 1938 to 1947, she was known as Sally the Yodeling Cowgirl. She toured
and sang with Duke and Swing Billies as a guitar player and an
on-stage singer. She was well known and made many singing appearances on radio programs
throughout New Hampshire and Maine.
She is predeceased by her husband, John A. Chroniak Sr., who died in 1981;
two brothers, William and Howard Strong; and longtime companion, Leo Cimikoski.
She is survived by two daughters, Leta Ricard and her husband, Doug, of Pembroke and Deborah
Chroniak of Concord; one son, John A. Chroniak Jr. and his wife, Jane, of Concord;
one grandson, Mike Ricard of Concord; and one sister, Henrietta M. Strong.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 a.m. at St. John the
Evangelist Church, 72 S. Main St., Concord.
Burial will follow at Blossom Hill Cemetery in Concord.
Donations may be made to the Concord SPCA, 130 Washington St., Penacook 03303; or to the
Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association, Hospice House, P.O. Box 1797, Concord 03302-1797.
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