ROLLINSFORD - Fabiola (Lacroix) Larochelle, 90, of Rollinsford, passed away peacefully on December 4, 2012, at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, in Dover.
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She was born in 1922 to Celanire (Vachon) and Placide Lacroix, in Ste. Rose, Quebec, Canada. She married Robert Larochelle in 1946 in Ste. Rose, and they moved to the United States in 1949.
She worked in various shoe factories in the local area. She was a communicant of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Rollinsford.
She was predeceased by her husband of 48 years, Robert, who died in 1994.
Known to her family and friends as "Fabie," she loved playing with her dog, Lily; gardening; and cooking for her family, (especially her whoopie pies, crepes and chicken pies); and watching her great-grandchildren play in her yard.
She is survived by her daughter, Solange and her husband Richard Abbott, of Rollinsford; three grandchildren, Lisa (Abbott) of Alton, and her husband Eric Gilbert; Diane (Abbott) and her husband William Burke, of Rochester; and Kevin and his wife Cara (Lucius) Abbott of Madbury; and eight great-grandchildren, Kyle, Kevin and Lauren Gilbert; Calvin & Aidan Burke; Lance, Ross and Gwen Abbott. Her sister-in-law, Roberta (Larochelle) Couture of Somersworth, with whom she enjoyed Sunday outings to shop and eat at their favorite restaurants; and her brother-in-law Clement Quirion of Quebec, Canada; and numerous nieces and nephews in the United States and in Canada.
The family would like to sincerely thank South Berwick Emergency Rescue and the doctors and staff of Wentworth-Douglass Hospital for their wonderful care and compassion.
Visitation will be Sunday from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. in Bernier Funeral Home 49 South Street Somersworth.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 11 a.m. in St. Mary Church, Rollinsford with Rev. Michael S. Taylor, pastor as celebrant.
Burial will follow in New Town Cemetery, Rollinsford.
Donations may be made in her name to South Berwick Emergency Rescue or Wentworth Home Care and Hospice.
Arrangements are entrusted to Bernier Funeral Home, Somersworth, www.bernierfuneralhome.net.
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Published in Fosters from Dec. 7 to Dec. 11, 2012