Milton – Arlene E. LaCross, 88, died peacefully at her home Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, surrounded by her loving family.

Arlene was born in Burlington, on Dec. 19, 1924, the daughter of Nelson and Elizabeth (Atwood) Mills.

She was married to Louis “Pete” LaCross who predeceased her in 1982.

Arlene loved watching basketball and was a huge NBA fan. She loved animals, especially her cats.  Her greatest joy in life was her family.  She will be dearly missed by all.

Arlene is survived by her children Linda Lussier of Kentucky, Diane Payne and husband, Phil, of Colchester, Dawn Pentenrieder and her partner, Hollis Robinson, of Grand Isle, Wayne LaCross and his wife, Debbie, of Milton, Tina Evans and her husband, Patrick, of Georgia and Melissa LaCross and her husband, Peter Pembroke, of Georgia; her son-in-law, Floyd Boivin, of Florida and by several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

In addition to her husband, Pete, she was predeceased by her daughter, Sandy Boivin, in 2007.

Funeral services will be private with burial following in the Milton Village Cemetery.

Memorials in Arlene’s name may be made to the Humane Society of Chittenden County, 142 Kindness Court, So. Burlington, VT 05403.

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