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Louis LaCroce

Louis LaCroce

Tuesday, December 14th, 1926 Thursday, December 26th, 2019

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Obituary for Louis Joseph LaCroce

Louis Joseph LaCroce, 93 of Newtown, passed away peacefully at Regional Hospice in Danbury on December 26, 2019.

Louis was born on December 14, 1926 in New Rochelle, New York, the son of Giuseppe and Maria LaCroce. At seventeen, he enlisted in the US Army and served as a paratrooper in the 11th Airborne division with postings in the Philippines and Japan. Louis’s passion for military history and devotion to preserving the memories of our veterans’ service and sacrifice translated into his continual efforts to research and detail individual veteran’s service history on behalf of their surviving families. Louis had completed over 60 of these individual military service histories for friends and acquaintances at the time of his passing.

During his professional career, Louis held manufacturing management positions at ceramic capacitor manufacturer, Vitramon, and a controller position at specialty printer Swan Engraving. He was remembered by co-workers as “a gentleman, a friend, and a nice guy to work with. Louis also has served for many years on the Board of Directors for the Weller Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides numerous scholarship programs and financial awards to students.

Above all, Louis is remembered as man devoted to his family. No matter what the time, the day, or the need, Louis would always be there to provide support and guidance. He will be greatly missed by all who loved him. Louis is survived by his loving wife Jeannine, his two sons Stephen and Joseph, his daughters-in-law Louise and Teresa, and his five grandchildren Stephanie, Samantha, Marilyn, Alex, and Tyler.

Friends may call at Honan Funeral Home, 58 Main St., Newtown on Monday, December 30 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 pm, with a prayer service at 6:00 PM. Interment with Military Honors will occur at Newtown Village Cemetery, Elm Street, Newtown at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, December 31.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Children’s Program or Technology Programs at the Cyrenius H. Booth Library at 25 Main Street, Newtown, CT.

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  • Visitation

    Monday, December 30th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Honan Funeral Home
    58 Main Street
    NEWTOWN, CT
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Monday, December 30th, 2019
    4:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Service

    Monday, December 30th, 2019 | 6:00pm
    Honan Funeral Home
    58 Main Street
    NEWTOWN, CT
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Monday, December 30th, 2019
    6:00pm
  • Interment

    Newtown Village Cemetery
    Elm Drive at Hawley Road
    NEWTOWN, CT
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Graveside Service with Military Honors at 12:00 PM Noon, Tuesday Dec. 31, 2019

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Fabio Fernandes

Dear LaCroce family
We are at a loss for words during this sorrowful time. Please know that we are thinking of you and your family and praying for peace and comfort.

Fabio and Gisleine
Comment | Posted at 01:09pm via Condolence
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Laura Bursey

So sorry for your loss. Hoping you will find some comfort in the warm memories your heart will always have of Lou. Love Laura
Comment | Posted at 03:32pm via Condolence
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Josette Standridge-Shults

With loving memories of "Louis LaCroce", I respected and admired him so very much and am forever grateful for all the kindness he showed me.
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Joe and entire LaCroce family, We are so sorry for your terrible loss. Sending thoughts and prayers.
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