M. Helen LaCroix, 85, of Central Square, passed away on Sunday with family by her side. She was born and raised in Huntingdon, Quebec to T. Campbell and A. Beatrice Paul. In her youth, Helen’s family held dances in their barn every Friday which were community events for over 15 years. She was a long-time member of TOPS, where her kindness earned her many friends. Helen was well known for her talent with fabrics, making clothes, doing alterations, and sewing for her family. She took pride in creating a garden to attract many specific birds, which was later declared an official Wildlife Habitat. Helen is predeceased by her first husband, George T. Wilson; son-in-law, Robert Milliman; granddaughter, Kimberly Milliman; and five siblings.
She is survived by her husband of 45 years, George “Buck” LaCroix; children, Danny (Fay) Wilson, Darryl (Pam) Wilson, Brenda Milliman, Bonnie (Rick) Colella, Sherri Wilson, and Stephen (Kristin) Wilson; step-sons, Steven LaCroix, Peter LaCroix, Daniel (Michael Finney) LaCroix, and Paul (Nancy) LaCroix; grandchildren, Christy (Adam) Ortiz, Nick (Erin) Wilson, Andrew Wilson, Emma and Olivia Wilson, Sandy Milliman, Joseph (Emily) MIlliman, Jaime (Santos) Rodriguez, Marc (Kristen Mullen) Colella, Melissa (Mike) Brown, Christopher (Jen) Colella, Cole Wilson, Candace LaCroix, Austin Harmer; great-grandchildren, Kyle and Ryan Ortiz, Talia, Max and Finn Wilson, Nathan Milliman, Lexie and Jonathan Brown, Nicholas and Sofia Colella, Cameron and Gabriel Rodriguez, and Liam Hilton; and great-great-grandchild, Addy Brown.
Calling Hours will be Thursday, 4 – 6 PM, with a service to follow, at Watson Funeral Home, 631 S. Main St., Central Square, NY 13036.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, https://donatenow.heart.org.