Paul Raymond Lacroix

Paul Raymond Lacroix, 61, of Merrimack, NH, died September 17, 2014, after suffering a severe stroke.

He was born in Manchester on December 16, 1952. He was the son of Roger and Rita (Groulx) Lacroix. He attended Central High School in Manchester before joining the US Navy. He served as a Reactor Operator on the nuclear submarine the USS Cavalla from 1971-1977. He attended the University of Lowell, then worked in software engineering at Wang, FTP Software, and Response Network for much of his career. Most recently, he had worked in IT at the Nashua Public Library since 2006.

Paul was a member of Knights of Columbus and the League of 1000 Men of the Precious Blood. He also enjoyed volunteering at the Nashua Soup Kitchen, Red Cross blood drives, and Sunday brunch at Our Lady of Mercy.

He loved to help family and friends, especially with computers. If there was a problem, he was inspired to fix it. He also loved studying genealogy, making puzzles, playing board games with family and attending parties and sports events for his grandchildren.

His favorite vacations were near the ocean or lakes of New England, and visiting his son in Colorado.

In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his brother, Donald Lacroix.

Family members include his wife of 42 years, Louise (Dery) Lacroix, daughters, Camille Lacroix-Moulton and her husband Robert, Nicole Roscioli and her husband Dan, Rachel Lacroix and her companion Eric Nelson, and son, Daniel Lacroix and his companion Karey Sarlo, Grandchildren, Gabriel and Hannah Moulton, Natalia, Brenton and Thatcher Roscioli. Siblings, Janet Andrus and her husband Clay, Elaine Buleigh, Linda Doherty and her husband Ed, Claudette Billodeau, Teresa Gladu and her husband Gary, Jaqueline Grant and her husband Jim, and Leonard Lacroix and his wife Jennifer, as well as many nieces, nephews, godchildren and cousins.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in Our Lady of Mercy, 16 Baboosic Lake Road, Merrimack Saturday Sept. 20, 2014 at 10:30 AM. US Navy Military Honors were to be held at the Veteran’s Memorial in Last Rest Cemetery. A luncheon followed downstairs in the Church hall.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Precious Blood Monastery, 700 Bridge St., Manchester, NH, 03104.