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Obituary: Deacon Louis A. Meunier

SOUTH BURLINGTON--Deacon Louis Arthur Meunier of South Burlington died unexpectedly after a brief illness on Sept. 12.
He was born in Windsor on Dec. 8, 1926, to Alice Marie (Danis) and Louis Henry Meunier.
He attended schools in Burlington and graduated from Cathedral High School before continuing his education at the seminary in St. Albans and later at Middlebury College. He was a Navy veteran, serving on the USS Mt. Olympus during World War II. He worked at the Louis H. Meunier and Sons market, Lou's Cities Service gas station, General Electric Armament Division and a variety of carpentry jobs.
He was ordained a deacon on June 25, 1983, and served in this ministry at St. Anthony and Christ the King parishes in Burlington for more than 30 years. He also was an active member of the Knights of Columbus.
One of eight siblings, Deacon Meunier was predeceased by his brothers: Gaston and Claude; Clarence and his wife, Barbara (Brown); Ronald and his wife, Pauline (Fregeau); Robert; and by his sister, Mona Murphy, and her husband, Peter Murphy.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Helene E. (Dubois) Meunier and their three children: Louis Maurice Meunier and his wife, Rose Marie, of Pittsfield, Mass.; Collette Helene Galusha and her husband, Robert "Dennis," of Arlington; and Michele Elizabeth Celeste of Burlington. He leaves one brother, Richard Meunier, and his wife Marguerite (Guilmette), of Shelburne and a sister-in-law, Anne Marie (Kompa) Meunier, of South Burlington. He also leaves 10 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and cousins, nieces and nephews.
On Sept. 19 at St. Anthony Church in Burlington there will be a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. Burial will follow at Resurrection Park Cemetery, South Burlington.
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