Lina A. CroteauMarch 20,2013
Lina A. Croteau
BERLIN — Lina A. Croteau, 98, of Woodridge Nursing Home, died peacefully March 18, 2013, at Central Vermont Medical Center surrounded by her loving family.
Lina was born April 19, 1914, in Barre, Vt., the daughter of Joseph and Maria (Monti) Catto.
She graduated from Goddard College in 1931.
Lina married Roger E. Croteau on Aug. 20, 1935. They made their home in Barre, and had three sons.
During World War II, Lina worked for the Office of Price Administration until it terminated. Then she worked for the state of Vermont Highway Department, Right-of-Way Division, for about 25 years, retiring in 1977.
Lina was a member of St. Monica Catholic Church and Catholic Daughters of the Americas.
Lina loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. Her hobbies included playing tennis, cooking and baking cookies for the grandchildren. She was an avid bridge player, loved square dancing, enjoyed reading, loved to travel and work with flowers.
She lost her husband and best friend after 57 years of marriage in 1992.
Survivors include sons Robert J. and wife Karen Croteau, of Vail, Colo., Gary and wife Sharon Croteau, of Grand Isle, Vt., and Brian Croteau and his companion, Alice Bartlett, of Graniteville, Vt.; five grandchildren, Lea Croteau, Christine and husband Dr. Robert Lobel, Craig and wife Jennifer Croteau, Kim and husband Ken Danforth, and Kelly Croteau; two great-grandchildren, Jennings Lobel and Jake Croteau; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Lina was predeceased by her parents and her sister, Velia Warnes.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Monica Church in Barre on Friday, March 22, 2013, at 11 a.m.
Friends and family may call at the Pruneau Polli Funeral Home, 58 Summer St., Barre, on Thursday, March 21, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m. Additional parking is available across the street at St. Monica’s parking lot.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Monica Parish, 79 Summer St., Barre, VT 05641.
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