Germaine Marie (LaCroix) Rhodes, 91, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 9, 2021 at Albany Medical Center. She was born in Bennington, Vermont on July 25, 1929, a daughter of the late Aime and Alexina (DuPont) LaCroix. Her schooling included Sacred Heart through eighth grade when many classes were conducted in French and graduated from Bennington High School.
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Germaine was primarily a devoted and loving mother and homemaker for her family. She was a Cub Scout mother, and involved in 4H as well as the Williamstown Dorcas Society. Gerry (nickname) worked at Sweet Brook Nursing Home in the activities department for many years after her family was raised. She was a long time communicant of Saint Patrick Parish, chairman of the parish council and a 30 year member of the faith development committee called “Renew”.
Germaine is predeceased by her husband Linwood Robinson Rhodes, who passed on April 11, 2019. She leaves her daughter, Gail Kapiloff (Alan) of New Ashford, MA and two sons, Daniel Rhodes of Williamstown and Linwood Rhodes Jr (April) of Fairfax, Virginia. She leaves six grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, along with her sister Martha Dailey Buoni (John) of Williamstown and a brother in law, Lee Rhodes (Sandra) of Williamstown. She was predeceased by her siblings Celine Mallory, Theresa Miller, Marie Thomas and Raymond LaCroix.
FUNERAL NOTICE: A Liturgy of Christian Burial to celebrate the life of Germaine Rhodes will be on Friday, May 14, 2021 at 10:30 AM at Saint Patrick and Raphael Parish in Williamstown. Burial will follow in Southlawn cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Village Ambulance Service in Williamstown through Flynn & Dagnoli Funeral Home - WEST CHAPELS 521 West Main St., North Adams MA. 01247. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com.