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John P. LaCroix

1954-2013 John P. LaCroix, 59, of West Palm Beach, Fla., passed away unexpectedly on February 22, 2013.

John was born January 21, 1954 in Bennington, Vt., to Roland and Margaret (Gleason) LaCroix. He spent his childhood in Bennington attending St. Francis de Sales Academy and graduated from Mount Anthony Union High School in 1972. He continued his education at SUNY Cobleskill, Cobleskill N.Y., graduating in 1976 with a degree in Horticulture. John moved to Florida in 1982 to pursue his career in the horticulture/ landscape industry.

John loved his sons and family. He was an avid sports fan but had a true love of baseball. He coached for many years at Okeeheelee Park. One of his great accomplishments was that he coached the West Palm Beach Stars and won the 1998 Cooperstown Little League series in Cooperstown, NY. He also had a great appreciation for music, especially blues, but being with his family was what he loved most. He always had a story and at family gatherings had everyone laughing at one of his many exploits.

He is survived by his mother, Margaret LaCroix of Bennington; wife Cynthia of Lantana, FL; children, Preston LaCroix and his wife Rebecca of Wellington, FL and Roland LaCroix and his fiancee Ginger Pospisle of Asheville, NC.; step-daughter Sarah Carroll of Lantana, FL; brothers Joseph LaCroix and wife Gloria of Bennington, James LaCroix and wife Rebecca of Reno, NV, Jeff LaCroix and wife Laura of Hollis, NH, Andre LaCroix and wife Kathleen of Loxahatchee, FL.; a sister, Peg Caron and husband Dan of White Creek, NY.; nephews Christopher LaCroix of Boston, MA and Ryan David of Tampa, FL.; nieces Amy Jean LaCroix of Seattle,WA, Maggie Caron and fiancee Michael Gormley of Bennington, Hannah Caron of White Creek, NY and Kim Geraldo of West Palm Beach, FL,; a granddaughter, Paige Gonzalez, and a vast number of family and friends. He is pre-deceased by his father Roland LaCroix.

FUNERAL NOTICE: The funeral will be held from the Mahar & Son Funeral Home Monday, March 4, 2013 at 10:30 A.M. with a prayer and from Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales Church at 11:00 A.M. where the Liturgy of Christian Death and Burial will be offered.

Friends may call at the Mahar & Son Funeral Home Sunday from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. when the family will be in attendance.

Burial will take place in the family lot in the Village Cemetery

Should friends desire memorial contributions in John P. LaCroix's memory may be made to the Bennington Rescue Squad through the office of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main Street, Bennington, VT 05201.

Guest book condolences may be made at www.maharandsonfuneralhome.net



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Published in Bennington Banner on Mar. 1, 2013
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