Joanne D. LaCroix 1932-2011 BENNINGTON Mrs. Joanne D. LaCroix, 79, a resident of Mount Anthony Road in Bennington, wife of the late Normand LaCroix who pre-deceased her on February 24, 2008 passed away peacefully on Tuesday November 22, 2011 at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington surrounded by her family following a brief illness. She was born in Troy, N.Y., October 9, 1932. She was the daughter of the late Maurice and Dorothy Harrington Douglass. Joanne attended Bennington schools and was a 1950 graduate of Bennington High School. She and Normand were married at Sacred Heart Church on October 28, 1951. Joanne was a homemaker all of her life. She was a bird lover and took great joy in spending time at Quonnie Beach in Westerly, Rhode Island with her husband Joanne leaves three sons, Normand Mark LaCroix and his partner Jim Linhares of Palm Bay, Florida, Jeffrey LaCroix and his wife Kathy of North Bennington and Scott LaCroix and his wife Lori of Canaan. New Hampshire. Her fourth son, Craig, pre-deceased her on October 19, 1994. She also leaves grandchildren, Jason, Brian, Sarah, Steven, Brittany, Jodie, Kerry, Jay, Christine and Andrew. Her great grandchildren, Hannah, Sophia, Miranda, Sidney, Oliver, Ryan, Garrett and Hayleigh Ann. According to Joanne's wishes there will be no calling hours. The funeral will be private and held at the convenience of the family. If friends desire contributions in memory of Joanne D. LaCroix may be made to Sacred Heart Saint Francis de Sales Church through the office of the Mahar and Son Funeral Home 628 Main St. Bennington, VT. Guest Book Condolences may be made to maharandsonfuneralhome.net. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Mahar and Son Funeral Home in Bennington.
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Published in Bennington Banner on Nov. 23, 2011