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Joseph G. LaCroix

Died: Wed., Feb. 27, 2013


9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Mon., Mar. 04, 2013
Location: Brookside Chapel

Funeral Service

11:15 AM Mon., Mar. 04, 2013
Location: Brookside Chapel

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Plaistow, NH: Joseph G. “Gullo” LaCroix, Sr., 84, of Plaistow passed away on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at the VA Medical Center, Bedford, MA following a long illness, with his family by his side. 

Born on March 11, 1928 in Haverhill MA, to the late Leopold and Irene (Fortier) LaCroix, he was raised in Haverhill, MA and attended St. Joseph School and the Haverhill Trade School, Class of 1945.

Joseph served his country as a Merchant Marine during World War II and later in the United States Army and received an honorable discharge. 

Joseph worked in telecommunications for over 30 years, retiring from Lucent Technologies in 1986.  He was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America and the C.W.A. Local 1365, where he had served as a union steward as well as an executive board member.

Joe and his wife Marguerite enjoyed traveling and spending winters in Florida.  He loved spending time with his family, especially during the annual LaCroix family reunions. 

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Marguerite (Glidden) LaCroix of Plaistow; two sons, William D. LaCroix of Raymond, NH and Joseph G. LaCroix, Jr. and wife Pamela of Hampton, NH; a daughter, Karen Metzner and her husband Paul of Atkinson, NH; a brother, Leo LaCroix of Plaistow, NH; sisters, Margaret Ferlito and her husband Thomas of Bradford, MA, and Antoinette Crepeau of Haverhill, MA; four grandchildren, Eric and Justin Metzner, Christopher LaCroix, and Leah White; three great-grandchildren, Zoey, Sydney, and James Metzner.  Several nieces and nephews also survive him.  He was predeceased by his brother, Roland LaCroix and his sister, Theresa Fici.

Friends and family may call on Monday, March 4, 2013 at Brookside Chapel & Funeral Home, 116 Main Street, Plaistow, NH 03865 from 9:00 to11:00 AM with services following at the funeral home at 11:15 AM.  Burial with military honors will take place at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made in his name to G.R.E.C.C. c/o Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, 200 Springs Road, Bedford, MA 01730. 

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Eric Metzner
   Posted Thu February 28, 2013
I will miss you so much Grampy. I'm sure you are already setting up your new garage workshop and have already vacuumed out your Cadillac a few times. You were a great man who taught me so much. I will never forget how much I looked up to you. I only hope I can be half as good a grandfather someday as you were to me. Lunch at Jimmy's after I'd mow your lawn, filling the birdbaths, setting up the sprinklers, playing croquet in the yard... I'll bet you never realized how much those little things meant to me. I don't know if I could have ever said it enough, but thank you.

Karen Metzner
   Posted Fri March 01, 2013
Oh dad....you know how much I love you :-) I have so many amazing memories that it would be impossible to list them all. I especially love how you asked me every week to "take care of your mother" and then it became "You do a good job taking care of your mother"....you knew right up until the end that I would do that for you !! I will always be there for her just as you were always there for me. I love you so much and thank you so much for being the best dad a girl could ever have. I am so thankful you are finally at peace.....you deserve it !!
I love you always,

Vikki Grover
   Posted Fri March 01, 2013
To the Lacroix family, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. To our uncle, the brother, the one who helped us out several times when we were younger, Thank you, you will be missed and I am sure you are joining Auntie Teresa, Uncle Al, Meme, and Pepe and you all look down on us as we as a LACROIX family are proud to share that name. Love Vikki, Mike Megan, Kayla, Lacey, Toni Crepeau and Collette XXOO Love you Uncle Joe!

Louise Bistany
   Posted Sat March 02, 2013
Dear Pamela & Joe,

I am very sorry for your loss. I am sure you have alot of great memories.

My deepest sympathy for your loss.

Zoey Metzner
   Posted Sun March 03, 2013
Papa, ill always miss visting you and gig, sitting next to you and watching TV. I loved the laughs we had and the laughs you game me. Oh Papa, enjoy your way up and drop in as soon as you can

Paula Deziel
   Posted Sun March 03, 2013
Dear Karen, Paul and family,

We're so sorry for you loss. I'm sure you have many special memories of your dad. Take care.

Love, Paula and Rick

Roger C. LaCroix
   Posted Sun March 03, 2013
We pass along our deepest sympathy to the family at this time. The aunts and uncles are gone and now the next generation of cousins in the LaCroix family are dwindling. We will remember Joseph in our prayers.
Roger C.(son of Conrad LaCroix) & Annette M LaCroix

Sr. Christine (Cecile) Lacroix, susc
   Posted Tue March 05, 2013
To the Joseph Lacroix Family,

My deepest sympathy on the loss of Cousin Joe. Regrets as well that I was unable to be present for personal condolences as I was out of town for these past four days.
I remember well our visits to Haverhill to visit the family on Hillside Place.
Be assured of my continued prayers for you at this time of loss.
Peace and healing to each of you.
Sr. Christine (Cecile) Lacroix, susc [Daughter of Conrad, Leopold's Brother]

   Posted Tue March 05, 2013
Marge & Karen,
Thank you for sharing this wonderful man. He was always alot of fun
at SarahCare. He always had a smile and always a gentleman. He loved showing off the great grandchildren & loved to bowl with James. A proud
man and may he rest in peace. God Bless you & family. Claire

Mary O'Mullane
   Posted Wed March 06, 2013
Dear Karen and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time. The loss of our dad is one of the hardest burdens to bear but knowing he is at Peace is a comfort. May you find love and laughter in the special memories you hold in your hearts.

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