GILFORD – George V. Lacroix Jr., 82, of Gilford, died Friday, August 30, 2013 at Mass General Hospital after a brief illness.
He was born on March 25, 1931 in Concord, NH, the son of George V. Sr. and Marjorie E. (McGuire) Lacroix. He was predeceased by a sister, Beverly Lacroix Joyal
of Concord, NH. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Ann M. Lacroix of Gilford and three children; Michael N. Lacroix and his wife Roxane of Chesterfield, NH, Susan Lacroix of Kingston, NH and Lt. Col. Thomas G. Lacroix, USMC and his wife Colleen of Omaha, Nebraska and six grandchildren; Danielle, Celine, Elise, Campbell, Carleigh and Thomas George Lacroix II.
He was employed for 32 years in the miniature precision bearing business with NH Ball Bearings and M.P.B Division of Timken Company. Following his retirement, he founded and operated Handpiece Technology Inc. for several years. He was a Korean War Veteran in the US Air Force from 1951 to 1955. He was a flight engineer on a B-29 aircraft in the 98th Bomb Wing stationed at Yakota A.F.B., Japan. He served as President of the Laconia Kiwanis Club and as President of the Lakes Region Industrial Management Club. He served on the advisory board of Our Lady of the Lakes Church in Lakeport and was a member of the American Legion. He enjoyed the Great North Woods and was active in tennis, fishing, skiing and visiting his family.
Memorial calling hours will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, September 5, 2013 at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance. A memorial mass will be celebrated immediately after at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday at St. Andre Bessette Parish –St. Joseph Church, 30 Church Street, Laconia, N.H. Burial with military honors will be held at 3 p.m. at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, Boscawen.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.