Raymond M. LaCroix
March 26, 1928 - February 25, 2014
Obituaries » Raymond M. LaCroix
LaCroix, Raymond Maurice, 85, of 24 Pine Hill Road, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Montpelier March 26, 1928. He was the son of Henri-Louis and Bertha (Proteau) LaCroix. He was the third of 10 children. At age 8, his parents moved to Lambton, Quebec, where they In 1947, he moved to Barre, where he was employed at LaCross Memorials and learned his trade as a stonecutter and finisher. In 1951, he married Jeannine Maurice at St. Monica Church, and through this union, seven children were born. He started working for Maurice Memorials in 1953, and in 1966 he joined in partnership with his brothers-in-law and the president, Raoul Maurice (father-in-law). He was a proud, hard worker and served as foreman and finisher. He was an active member of St. Monica Catholic Church, fourth-degree Knights of Columbus of Barre, Montpelier Senior Activity Center, Barre Elks and the Canadian Club. But most of all, he enjoyed spending precious time with his family, especially at their camp in Northfield. Survivors include his wife, Jeannine; his seven children: Leo and his wife, Leslie LaCroix, of Hartland, Luke and his wife, Jo Ann LaCroix, of Williston, Lise and her husband, Roland Pitts, of Lakewood, Colo., Maurice and his wife, Cyndie LaCroix, of Duxbury, Louis and his wife, Tracy LaCroix, of Mathews, N.C., Marielle and her husband, Gary Fitch, of Concord, N.H., and Michelle and her husband, Mike Matteis, of East Burke; 22 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Also, his siblings: Real LaCroix, Rejean Richard, Pauline Bellevance, Mariette LaCroix and Andre LaCroix. Raymond was predeceased by his sister Jacqueline; Mariette (an infant); and two brothers, Roger and Renard LaCroix. Calling hours will be held Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Pruneau-Polli Funeral Home in Barre.