Joseph "Bob" R. Lacroix

January 17, 1936 ~ March 30, 2021 (age 85)

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LACROIX, Joseph R. “Bob”, 85, a lifelong resident of the Pawtuxet Valley, passed away Tuesday afternoon, March 30, 2021.

He was the beloved husband of the late Joyce M. (Rush) Lacroix, they had been married for 56 years upon her passing.  Born in West Warwick, a son of the late Joseph and Anna (Roy) Lacroix.

Bob was the proprietor of Bob’s Auto Body in West Warwick for over fifty years before retiring in 2013.  He served four years with the U.S. Air Force and was an avid golfer.

He leaves a daughter, Celinda M. "Cindy" Joaquin and her husband Michael of West Warwick; three siblings, Cecile Desmarais, Pauline Langlais and Roy Lacroix; two grandchildren, Jeffrey K. Degraide and his wife Jennifer and Kayleigh L. Cousineau and her husband David and four great grandchildren, Lydia, Ryan, David and Riley.  He was the father of the late Joseph R. "Rob" LaCroix and pre-deceased by six siblings.

His funeral will be held Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 9:00 am from the PRATA-GALLOGLY Funeral Home, 78 Providence Street, West Warwick followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am in SS. John and James Church, Washington St., West Warwick.  Inurnment with military honors will be held in RI Veterans Cemetery, Exeter.  Visiting hours Tuesday 4:00-7:00 pm (All Covid-19 State regulations will be observed).  Information and condolences, please visit:

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April 6, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Prata-Gallogly Funeral Home
78 Providence Street
West Warwick, RI 02893

Mass of Christian Burial
April 7, 2021

10:00 AM
SS. John and James Church
20 Washington St
West Warwick, RI 02893

April 7, 2021

11:30 AM
Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery Columbarium Committal Center, South County Trail, Exeter

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