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August 24, 1943 - March 17, 2016

Burial Date April 6, 2016

Funeral Home Pillsbury Funeral Home, Spencer

Place of Service Worcester County Memorial Park

Section Heritage II Hope Mausoleum Lot Number: EL411Grave Number: 62CC

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     Elizabeth A LaCroix, 72, a long-time resident of Worcester, died March 17, 2016.

She is survived by daughters Tracy Piligian of Worcester, Michelle LaCroix Polselli and her husband Mario Polselli of Worcester, Jacquelyn Bertucci Landry of Slidell, LA, Melinda LaCroix of North Brookfield, Megan LaCroix of Pittsfield, Crystle LaCroix of Carbondale, IL; a son James Bertucci of Chalmettet, LA; brothers Ronald Papierski of Spencer, Dennis Papierski of Springfield, Alfred Papierski and Peter Papierski both of Athens, TN; sisters Louise Vivlamore of Barre, Robin LaCroix of Spencer and Terri Pecevich of Winchendon; many nieces & nephews; grandchildren; a great-grandchild and many friends. She is predeceased by brothers John & Donald Papierski Jr. and James McKeon; a sister Sharlene Papierski; her mother Claire Gonyer and father Anthony Jurasus.

Elizabeth, warmly nicknamed “Betty Boop,” was born in Worcester, MA on August 24, 1943. She lived in several locations, including New Orleans and Florida. Her later years were spent with her partner, Gary Huguenin, who passed away six years ago.

Betty attended David Prouty High School. She later worked at Brookfield Shoe for a good many years and also worked at Daypaul Plastics in Worcester.

Betty enjoyed traveling, shopping and Facebook. She was known as the rooster on Facebook because she was on bright and early every day with a good look on life, cheering everyone up. She was tremendously proud of her children and grandchildren, and thoughtfully sent all of her family members cards for every occasion. She was a joyous, selfless and kind woman. We will all miss her conversations, her laughter and her smiles. Thank you for all the good years you gave us. “Rah-Rah” “Be cool” “Ly Xoxo”

A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, April 6,2016 at 11:30AM in Worcester County Memorial Park 217 Richards Ave. in Paxton. Pillsbury Funeral Home 163 Main St. Spencer is assisting the family with arrangements.