OBITUARY

Victoria La Croix

April 12, 1923July 24, 2018
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Victoria LaCroix (Mama) was born on April 12, 1923 to Aparicia Hernandez and Joseph Rodriguez. Mama was one of seven children growing up in Aranguez Trinidad and Tobago.

For twenty-two years Mama lived in Aranguez where she would grow her family. As a young adult, Mama worked as a waitress. This would be how she saved, took care of her family and would get to the United States where she worked as a housekeeper for many years.

Mama married and loved Patrick Rodrigues with whom she had four beautiful children; Shirley Rodriguez, Joseph Rodriguez, Gordon Rodriguez and Anthony Gilalta. After the passing of Patrick, Mama found love again and married Rudolph LaCroix with whom she had three children; Annmarie Lacroix, Lincoln Lacroix and Victor Lacroix. In 1973 Mama traveled over two thousand miles to Corona Queens with her family.

With one son in Trinidad and her remaining children in the states, Mama's family would grow beyond her expectation. Mama had seven children, eighteen grandchildren, twenty-eight great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.

Mama was an incredible woman. From two marriages, she grew a beautifully diverse family. Mama was so proud of her large family. Though she suffered the loss of both her husbands and three of her children, she continued to love, laugh, and pray with and for her family. She worked hard and loved hard. She enjoyed spending time with neighbors and friends. She also enjoyed singing, dancing with her family and telling stories of her life to her grandchildren. She enjoyed talking and gossiping but what she loved most of all was having her home filled with family. Mama loved seeing her children together, talking, laughing and eating. Somehow, whenever her home at “214” was filled with family, the sound of music and the smells of food were always present. Mama enjoyed knowing and saying that she had grown to an age to have known her great and great great grandchildren. We were all blessed to have spent time with Mama. She helped others with an open heart, sacrificed and gave so much of herself to her family.

Mama lived a passionate and full life. We know she loved us all and that she prayed we “see our way”. Mama was loved, and we will all remember how beautiful she was.

Mama leaves to mourn; Children; Joseph, Anthony, Annmarie and Lincoln. Eighteen grandchildren, twenty-eight great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren, who will miss her dearly, along with a multitude of friends and family.

The loved ones Mama will reunite with; Parents; Aparicia and Joseph., Husbands; Patrick and Rudolph., Children; Shirley, Victor and Gordon and Siblings ; Phylicia, Jean, Pearlyn, John and Hamil.

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Biography

Victoria LaCroix (Mama) was born on April 12, 1923 to Aparicia Hernandez and Joseph Rodriguez. Mama was one of seven children growing up in Aranguez Trinidad and Tobago.

For twenty-two years Mama lived in Aranguez where she would grow her family. As a young adult, Mama worked as a waitress. This would be how she saved, took care of her family and would get to the United States where she worked as a housekeeper for many years.

Mama married and loved Patrick Rodrigues with whom she had four beautiful children; Shirley Rodriguez, Joseph Rodriguez, Gordon Rodriguez and Anthony Gilalta. After the passing of Patrick, Mama found love again and married Rudolph LaCroix with whom she had three children; Annmarie Lacroix, Lincoln Lacroix and Victor Lacroix. In 1973 Mama traveled over two thousand miles to Corona Queens with her family.

With one son in Trinidad and her remaining children in the states, Mama's family would grow beyond her expectation. Mama had seven children, eighteen grandchildren, twenty-eight great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.

Mama was an incredible woman. From two marriages, she grew a beautifully diverse family. Mama was so proud of her large family. Though she suffered the loss of both her husbands and three of her children, she continued to love, laugh, and pray with and for her family. She worked hard and loved hard. She enjoyed spending time with neighbors and friends. She also enjoyed singing, dancing with her family and telling stories of her life to her grandchildren. She enjoyed talking and gossiping but what she loved most of all was having her home filled with family. Mama loved seeing her children together, talking, laughing and eating. Somehow, whenever her home at “214” was filled with family, the sound of music and the smells of food were always present. Mama enjoyed knowing and saying that she had grown to an age to have known her great and great great grandchildren. We were all blessed to have spent time with Mama. She helped others with an open heart, sacrificed and gave so much of herself to her family.

Mama lived a passionate and full life. We know she loved us all and that she prayed we “see our way”. Mama was loved, and we will all remember how beautiful she was.

Mama leaves to mourn; Children; Joseph, Anthony, Annmarie and Lincoln. Eighteen grandchildren, twenty-eight great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren, who will miss her dearly, along with a multitude of friends and family.

The loved ones Mama will reunite with; Parents; Aparicia and Joseph., Husbands; Patrick and Rudolph., Children; Shirley, Victor and Gordon and Siblings ; Phylicia, Jean, Pearlyn, John and Hamil.