• Robert A. Lacroix
    November 29,2012
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    Robert A. LaCroix
    Robert A. Lacroix

    Robert Aurel Lacroix, 67, of Rutland passed away peacefully Wednesday, November 28, 2012, surrounded by his wife and children at Rutland Regional Medical Center.

    He was born in Berlin, N.H., May 30, 1945, the son of Emile and Eva (Pinette) Lacroix.

    Robert was a graduate of Berlin, N.H. High School, and was a member of the Vermont Army National Guard for twenty-three years.

    He was a member of the American Legion Post 31, V.F.W. Post 648. Loyal Order of the Moose and the Italian Aid Society.

    He enjoyed fishing.

    The love and endless dedication and care given to him by his wife, Betty, provided him a tremendous quality of life, despite his physical challenges.

    Bob would always want to be remembered with a smile on his face.

    Robert was employed as a meat cutter for 37 years at First National Store and Price Chopper in Rutland.

    Surviving are his wife Betty (Jolley) Lacroix of Rutland; a son, Rick Lacroix and his wife Norma of Tinmouth; three daughters, Cindy Pelkey and her husband Dan of Wallingford, Heidi Beth Webster and her husband Paul of Rutland, and Karen Shum and her husband Chuck of Clarendon; a step-daughter, Janet Williams of Springfield; several grandchildren, one great-grandson, one great-granddaughter, nieces and nephews.

    He was predeceased by his parents, a grandson Sam Pelkey, and three sisters, Germaine Thelland, Marie St. Pierre and Laura Blais.

    Funeral services will be held Friday, November 30, 2012, at 6:45 p.m. at Clifford Funeral Home in Rutland. Officiating will be the Rev. Justin Baker, Pastor of Christ the King Church.

    Visiting hours will be held Friday from 3 to 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

    Burial with military honors will be held Wednesday, December 5, at 1 p.m. in Vermont Veterans Cemetery in Randolph.

    Contributions may be made to Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Assn., P.O. Box 787, Rutland, VT 05702.
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