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Janet Roda

April 11, 1936 ~ January 30, 2018 (age 81)



HOLYOKE- Janet T. (Lacroix) Roda, 81, of Holyoke, passed away on Tuesday, January 30, 2018. She was born in Chicopee on April 11, 1936, a daughter of the late Arthur and Rena (Ano) Lacroix. She married Frank Roda in 1974 and the couple spent 39 years together until his passing on January 15, 2013. Janet worked as a store assistant in retail outlets throughout the years. After “retiring”, she worked as an airport security guard in Florida. She enjoyed scrapbooking, reading, and old movies. She was predeceased by her siblings: Raymond, Roland, Francis, Anita, Doris, Joyce, and Barbara. She is survived by her children: Theresa Houle of Holyoke; Mary Helmick and husband Nelson of TN; Andy Duval and wife Anne of West Springfield; Robert Duval of Springfield; Frank Duval of VA and John Duval and his wife Miriam of Huntington, MA. She also leaves behind 11 adored grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews. A service will be held in the chapel of the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1390 Main St, Agawam, MA 01001 on Monday, February 5, 2018 at 2PM. Donations in Janet’s name may be made to the Dakin Humane Society, PO Box 6307, Springfield MA 01101, or the Alzheimer’s Association, 264 Cottage St, Springfield MA 01104. For more details please visit

 Service Information

Funeral Service
February 5, 2018

2:00 PM
Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery
1390 Main St.
Agawam, MA 01001

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