About Lizzy’s Legacy
For those who do not know, our family recently encountered one of the most difficult losses imaginable. Our only daughter Elizabeth Anne Croke, “Lizzy” to her friends, was killed in an automobile accident this April. She was returning home from work when a driver under the influence, traveling in the wrong direction on Rt 3, collided head-on with her car, tragically ending her life.
We will forever remember Lizzy for her infectious smile, laugh, and how she always turned heads when she entered a room. She always put her family and friends first, living a full life with her three older brothers, parents, cat, and dog. She made it clear that creating a strong bond with those she loved was most important to her.
Lizzy smiled through the difficult times and laughed at things she could not control. She was always lifting others up, embracing life, and inspiring so many through her vivacious personality. Her presence would light up a room, and when she laughed, your only reaction was to smile. Lizzy was so full of love and compassion that she made people want to be better.
Lizzy had so many loves and talents, from basketball to painting, always keeping herself busy. She was a fashionista, spirited dancer, social butterfly and admired by many. Lizzy’s confidence and authenticity were inspiring to those who knew her, all while remaining incredibly humble.
Losing Lizzy was devastating for all those who knew and cared about her, but also a tremendous loss to the world. Only dreams remain, forever etched on our hearts and minds, of the gifts she would have bestowed to the world had she lived a full life. Our world is forever changed, and we promise that Lizzy’s legacy of joy, compassion, and hope will live on through the community of family and friends she held so dear.
To ensure this, we have established the Lizzy’s Legacy Fund through the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation (NHCF) to help families in need meet their financial obligations. Lizzy was always there to make sure that people were comfortable; in fact, after her passing, stories about her sitting next to kids who ate alone in the school lunchroom were passed on to us. It is the type of person she was, and we want her spirit of giving and kindness to live on through the Lizzy’s Legacy Foundation.