1915 – 2013
Putnam – Jeannette (LaCroix) Ladyka, 97, of Matulaitis Nursing Home formally of Butts Rd. Woodstock passed away February 16, 2013. She was predeceased by her husband of 61 years, Joseph Ladyka in 1999. She was born in Southbridge, MA the daughter of Rozilda Benoit and William LaCroix. She graduated from the former Mary E. Wells High School in Southbridge, MA and from Quinebaug Valley Community College in Danielson, CT. She was a Literacy Volunteer for ten years tutoring English as a Second Language. Before her retirement from the former American Optical in Southbridge, MA, she was employed as a Statistical Secretary. She was a Communicant of St. Stephen’s Church in Quinebaug, CT.
She leaves a son Joel and his wife Rachel of North Grosvenordale, CT; a daughter Martha Romaine of Cherryfield, ME; two sisters Mildred Bell and Gladys Carrier; a brother Ernest LaCroix; four grandchildren, Katherine Brodeur of Killingly, CT, Melissa Menzone of Charleton, MA, Michael Ladyka of North Grosvenordale, CT, and Anne Rittenhouse of Gilbert, AZ; and five great grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son David Ladyka, two brothers Claude Arnold and George LaCroix, two sisters Pearl LaFleche and Leona Gaudette.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Jeannette’s family at 10:00 am on Wednesday February 20, 2013 in the Valade Funeral Home, 23 Main St., N. Grosvenordale CT followed by a Funeral Service at 11:00am. Burial in St. Joseph Cemetery at a later date. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.