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628 Main Street
Bennington, VT 05201
Phone: (802) 442-2516
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Virginia LaCroix

Virginia T. LaCroix (Petitt)

Friday, February 26th, 1932 - Tuesday, June 11th, 2019
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Virginia T. LaCroix, 87, a resident of Barbers Pond Road in Pownal, VT died peacefully on Tuesday June 11, 2019 at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington with her family at her side.

She was born in Bennington, Vermont February 26, 1932. She was the daughter of the late Thomas and Irene (Card) Petitt. Virginia received her education in Williamstown, MA and was a graduate of Williamstown High School. Prior to starting a family, Virginia had been employed at Sprague Electric. Once her children were grown, she worked for Elder Care.

Virginia was a fighter. She beat the odds of cancer when doctors thought it was impossible. She was also known for her amazing cooking and loved to play bingo. Virginia had a great sense of humor and a big heart. She would often provide support or a meal for people less fortunate.

Survivors include her children, Gerald LaCroix and his wife Lisa of Bennington, Michael LaCroix of Newport News, Virginia, Kathy Penland and her husband Terry of Deltona, Florida and Jan Shamberger of Colchester, VT. Eight grandchildren. A brother, William Petitt and his wife Barbara of Pownal, VT and a sister Joanne Hanson of Melbourne, Florida. Along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was pre-deceased by her grandson Brett LaCroix and her brother Robert Petitt.

A memorial service will take place at the Mahar and Son Funeral Home on Thursday June 20, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.

Calling hours will be at the Mahar and Son Funeral Home on Thursday from 2:00 p.m. until the time of the service.

Friends and family wishing to make contributions in Virginia’s memory may do so to the Pownal Rescue Squad or National Cancer Society through the office of the Mahar and Son Funeral Home 628 Main St. Bennington, VT 05201. Guest book condolences may be made at
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, June 20th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Thursday, June 20th, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    E. P. Mahar and Son Funeral Home
    628 Main Street
    Bennington, Vermont 05201
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  • Memorial Service

    Thursday, June 20th, 2019 | 3:00pm
    Thursday, June 20th, 2019 3:00pm
    E. P. Mahar and Son Funeral Home
    628 Main Street
    Bennington, Vermont 05201
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Chaplain Kenneth Coonradt


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Posted at 01:02pm
I'm so sorry for your loss. From her picture I can see what a beautiful woman she was and will be again soon. May you find much comfort from the promises giving to us from "the God of all comfort". (2 Cor 1:3-4) We are guaranteed a world where "He will wipe every tear from our eyes and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore" (Rev 21:3-4) and our dear ones asleep "in the memorial tombs will here his [Jesus'] voice and come out" to a resurrection (John 5:28-29) just as he demonstrated when he raised up Lazarus, except this time it will be permanent. We know this because we're told "the righteous will possess the earth and they will reside FOREVER upon it". (PS 37:29) Until then, Virginia sleeps in God's perfect memory await the day you will all embrace each other again.

Judy Geannelis

Posted at 10:42am
Jerry ,Lisa, Mike,
I am very sorry for your loss. Sending healing prayers, to each of you. JUDY

R Jackson

Posted at 08:17am
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