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Lilliane R. DiCroce

June 15, 1924 - December 22, 2022


Obituary For Lilliane R. DiCroce

South Hampton, NH – Lilliane R. (Deschenes) DiCroce 98, beloved wife of the late James J. DiCroce Sr., died Thursday, December 22, 2022 at home surrounded by her loving family.
Born and raised in Salem, she was the daughter of the late Omer and Rose (Englehardt) Deschenes.

A resident of Peabody for most of her life before moving to Beverly for six years and then to South Hampton, NH ten years ago, Lilliane dedicated her life to raising her family and was the matriarch to five generations. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great-great grandmother, sister and friend who will be missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by her daughter, Rosemarie Kelley of South Hampton with whom she resided, a son, James J. “Jay” DiCroce and his wife, Anita of Methuen, seven grandchildren, Cherylann, James, Lisa, Robert, Christina, Maria and Melissa, thirteen great grandchildren, Jimmy, Jennifer, Nicole, Taylor, Hailey, Jordan, Zachary, Kendal, Shea, Kaylyn, Leonardo, Stella and David, two great-great grandchildren, Noah and Makenna, six siblings, Theresa, Eileen, Mary, Adele, Joanne and Arthur and many nieces and nephews. She was also the grandmother of the late Christopher, mother-in-law of the late Robert Kelley and sister of the late Agnes, John and Jimmy.

ARRANGEMENTS: Visiting hours will be held at the Conway Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody, Wednesday, December 28, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. followed by a funeral Mass at St. John the Baptist Church, 17 Chestnut St., Peabody, at 12:30 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Salem. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.

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  • 01/11/2023

    I was sorry to have been out of state recently and missed your Dear Mom's passing. My family, the Maguires, lived across the street on the corner of Perkins when we were young. Your Mom, always "Mrs. DeCroce" to me, was such a kind and beautiful woman....when we would see each other through the years she was always interested in "catching up" for a few minutes! She always spoke of your family loving, her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and beyond. God bless you all. Beth (Maguire) Miller

  • 01/06/2023

    In our thoughts and prayers!

  • 12/28/2022

    Today December 28 my Aunt Lil was laid to rest! As I looked at the adult children that was left behind and the little ones of grandchildren of sadness! I had only wished that we all could of had much more time! Aunt Lil and my mom had a Bond that was as thick as any two sisters could ever have been since the time they both enter into this world over 90 odd year's ago! We love you but always! Alicemarie Lesch

  • 12/27/2022

    My deepest sympathy to Lilliane's entire family! She was a beautiful woman who was always dressed to impress. She was truly a lovely woman, and I am so blessed to have known her. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Blessings Always! Love, Katherine Addie

  • 12/27/2022

    Classy, beautiful Lady ... Rest in Peace Aunt Lil 🙏🙏🙏 The Manni Family

  • 12/26/2022

    Rosemarie and Jay.......Please accept my deepest condolences. I regret I will not be able to attend her services due to my recent Hip replacement surgery this month. I know you know this but I will say it anyway......Your Mother Lil was so special and in a league of her own. Growing up there was never a time when I saw her without thinking to myself,"she's so beautiful"....she had a princess quality....and there was never a time she didn't call be my name. This crazy world we live in lost a most beautiful and kind woman who was the best amongst us and will be missed....May she Rest in Peace.....Amen. David Manzi

  • 12/23/2022

    Beauty lies in the life that one has lived. So with hearts filled with sadness may we remember Lilliane as that smiling light and shining example of caring, qualities much appreciated by all. Lilliane will long be remembered by loved ones, friends and God who extends his wonderful promises to all. John 5:28,29; Psalms 37:29

  • 12/23/2022

    Lilliane DiCroce was the best aunt that anyone could ever have asked for! I always called her my second mother and we always had just wonderful talks, sending card's and wonderful letters! I'm so deeply sorry of her passing! And my heart goes out to Jay and Anita along with their children and grandchildren and as well to Rosemarie and her family! I truly loved my Aunt Lilliane and will miss her for the rest of my life!

  • 12/23/2022

    Mom, you were the best mother anyone could have ever asked for. So caring and loving and always finding the best in everyone. You were an inspiration to all that had the pleasure to know you. I will miss you every day especially our nightly phone calls


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    Serenity was sent for Lilliane R. DiCroce - December 25, 2022

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