Kerri Lynn LaCross

ST. ALBANS: Kerri Lynn LaCross, a longtime area resident, passed away early Tuesday morning, July 5th, 2022, at her home with her family by her side.

Born in Palo Alto, California on November 6th, 1946, she was the daughter of the late LeRoy and Constance (Pennel) Thaute. Kerri was 75 years old.

On November 2nd, 1996, she married Donald P. LaCross, who survives her.

Kerri was educated in California and upon her move to Vermont, she was employed for 42 years as a Laboratory technician at the University of Vermont Medical Center. She was a Past Madam President at Arrowhead Eagles #4218 Auxiliary. She enjoyed traveling, especially to Las Vegas to attend the Professional Bull Riding Championships as well as her and Donald’s frequent trips to Mexico and the Poconos. Kerri was an avid NASCAR fan. Her favorite past time was enjoying time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband of 25 years, Donald, of St. Albans; her son, Gregory Collette and his wife Dawn, of Georgia; her daughter, Kimberley Freeman and her husband Keith of North Carolina as well as her grandchildren, Jayson, Ryan, Taylor, Chayce, Brooke, Nicholas, Brittany and Brynn and great-grandchildren, Keller and Taylor and Kerri’s canine companions, Mandy and Buddy.

Kerri is also survived by her step-son, William Scott LaCross, his wife Gretchen and step-daughters, Amy Diane Blinson, her husband Dave, René Mello, her husband Matthew, and Pam Stone as well as her step grandchildren, Ava, Haylee, Katelyn and Tyler.

In addition to her parents, Kerri was predeceased by a step-grandson, Will Thomas LaCross.

Services will be private and at the convenience of her family. Burial will take place at a later date in the Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Randolph.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Kerri’s name may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105-9959 or the Susan B. Komen Foundation, 13770 Noel Road, Suite 801889, Dallas, Texas 75380.

Honored to be serving the LaCross family is the Heald Funeral Home, where messages of condolence are welcome at