SPENCER: Peter A. Lacroix, 72, of 4 Main St., formerly of Brookfield and Southbridge, died Sunday, Nov. 11 at UMASS Memorial Hospital in Worcester after a long illness.
He leaves his wife of 51 years, Jane L. (Boisjolie) Lacroix, his daughters Jennifer L. McNally and her husband Dan of Webster, NY, and Jessica A. Splaine and her husband Ronald of Derry, NH., four grandchildren; Jeffrey Splaine of Derry, NH., Matthew and Michael McNally of Webster, NY and Katie Lamoureux of Worcester, a great granddaughter; Mackenzie, several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his brothers; Roger and Richard Lacroix.
Pete was a machinist and die maker at A & M Tool & Die of Southbridge where he worked for 37 years, retiring in 2012. An avid golfer, Pete played golf with the A & M Tool golf league at Heritage Country Club in Charlton for many years. He was a former member of St. Mary's Church in Brookfield where he was a lecture, and most currently a member of Mary, Queen of the Rosary Parish.
Born in Worcester, he was the son of Stephen A. and Aline (Goddard) Lacroix and later graduated from Worcester Boys Trade School where he was class valedictorian.
The funeral will be held on Thursday, Nov. 15 from the J.HENRI MORIN & SON FUNERAL HOME, 23 Maple Terr., Spencer with a Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 7 Church St., Spencer. Burial will follow in Mary, Queen of the Rosary Cemetery, Spencer. Calling hours are Wednesday, Nov. 14 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Assoc. of MA, 309 Waverly Oaks Rd., Waltham, MA 02452.