Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Thomas Croce

Thomas Croce Obituary

Thomas Croce, formerly of Brockton, died peacefully with his loving family around him on April 18, age 77, after a long illness. He was the devoted husband of Beverly (Mongeau) Croce for 58 years. Tom was the son of the late Alphonse and Lillian (Deloia) Croce and a brother to Nick Croce, his wife Jackie of Canton, the late Al and sisters Angie Mara and Lillian Anderson. Tom was a well known musician in the Brockton area for many years, being an accomplished singer and guitar player. He was the front man to The Country Ramblers and was elected to the Massachusetts Country Music Hall Of Fame in 2006. Tom was also a talented carpenter, barber, hand sewer of men's fine shoes and worked for many years as a Brockton Animal Control officer. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, furniture craftsman and served in the Navy reserves for eight years. He leaves behind a son, Chaplain Danny Croce of Hanson, his wife Kim and their children, Melissa, Daniel, Thomas, Elizabeth and Dara. He leaves another son, Dave Croce of Braintree and his children, Taylor, Alisa and Vienna. He also leaves a daughter Pamela Croce Holt Smith of Halifax and her children, Eric, Kaitlyn, Brittainy and the late Samantha Smith, as well as his great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at the Calvary Baptist Church on 429 Monponsett Street in Hanson, MA at 2:00 p.m. this Saturday, April 26th.

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