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Judy LaCoss

September 15, 1949 — July 4, 2020

Judy A. LaCoss, 70, of Lyndonville, VT passed on Saturday, July 4, 2020 at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH.

Judy was born in Newport, VT on September 15, 1949 the daughter of George and Nathleen (Powers) Fortin.  She attended Catholic Central School and graduated from the St. Johnsbury Academy Class of 1967.  Judy married Stephen LaCoss on October 9, 1967.

Not a day would go by without a child being in Judy’s house.  She loved children.  Judy was a para educator and even the children she taught would call her “Gram”.  Judy enjoyed cooking, canning, reading, playing on her ipad and truly enjoyed her time spent playing games and cards with the grandkids.

Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Stephen LaCoss; her sons, George (Donna) LaCoss of Kirby, Shon (Meryl Haff) LaCoss of Waterford,  Preston (Tanyia) LaCoss of Lyndonville; her daughter, Nicole (Gregory) Desrochers of Kirby; her sister, Jane Fortin of St. Johnsbury; her brothers, Steven (Sabrina) Fortin of St. Johnsbury, Donald Fortin of Groveton; her brother-in-laws, Brian (Nancy) LaCoss of Lyndonville and Dennis (Sue) LaCoss of Kirby; her sister-in-laws, Carlene (Duane) Powers of Island Pond and Ilene Fortin of  Williston; her grandchildren, Brittany, Felicia (Taylor), Kelsey, Alyssa, Preston II (Desiree), Ashtyn, Ryan, Jack, Owen, Kolten, Andrew, Lianna (Phil), Patrick, Teagan, Adrienne; her great grandchildren, Leo, Braelynn, Molly, Chase and Aubree; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Judy was predeceased by her parents, a brother, Larry Fortin and her in-laws, Lois and Donald Tanner.

Friends and family may call on the family for a public visitation at the Guibord-Pearsons Funeral Home on Thursday, July 9, 2020 from 6-8PM.  Fr. Hahr will officiate a Funeral Mass on Friday, July 10, 2020 at 11:00AM at the St. Elizabeth Church in Lyndonville, VT.

In lieu of flowers, on line donations in Judy’s memory can be sent to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation at

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Thursday, July 9, 2020

6:00 - 8:00 pm

Guibord-Pearsons Funeral Home

15 Main St, Lyndon, VT 05851

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Funeral Mass

Friday, July 10, 2020

Starts at 11:00 am

St. Elizabeth Catholic Church

630 Hill St, Lyndon, VT 05851

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