Ernest J Lacroix, Jr. -- Pawtucket

William W. Tripp Funeral Home Pawtucket ~ Ernest J. Lacroix, Jr., 77, passed away Wednesday, September 23, 2009, surrounded by his family. He was the beloved husband of Mary J. (Almeida) Lacroix for 57 years. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Ernest J., Sr. and Aurora (Marcoux) Lacroix. Ernie was a bricklayer with the Bricklayers and Masons Union Local No. 3, Boston until retiring. He was an avid Red Sox fan; former Manager, Coach and President of the Darlington National Little League; former Usher at St. Leos Church and former Leader of Webelos Troop 18 at St. Leos Church. Besides his wife he leaves four children, Diane Allard, Suzanne Mello and her husband Walter, Ernest J. Lacroix, III and his wife Diane and Steven Lacroix and his wife Elaine; eight grandchildren, Matthew, Eric, Ernest IV, Stefanie, Ashley, Courtney, Joseph and Briana; two great-grandchildren, Connor and Ani and two sisters, Bernadette Dugas and Blanche Beauvais. His funeral will be held Monday at 9 a.m. from WILLIAM W. TRIPP Funeral Home, 1008 Newport Ave., Pawtucket, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in the Church of St. Leo the Great, 699 Central Ave., Pawtucket. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Providence. VISITATION Sunday 4 to 8 p.m. For online condolences visit:

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Reported: 09/24/09 (Show all obituaries for this day)

By: William W. Tripp Funeral Home (Show all obituaries and information about this funeral home)

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