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Roger L Meunier

Roger L. Meunier, 94, of E. Templeton, died Thursday, February 18, 2016 in Heywood Hospital of Gardner following a brief illness.
He was born in Lowell, Vermont on October 29, 1921, the son of the late Noe and Bernadette (Boulais) Meunier.
Roger was employed by the Commonwealth of MA at the former Gardner State Hospital as a foreman of the maintenance garage for many years, retiring in 1986. He was previously employed by Heywood-Wakefield Company of Gardner and O'Hearns Company of Gardner.
He was a United States WWII Army Veteran and received the Good Conduct Medal, European African Middle Eastern Theater Campaign Ribbon, American Theater Campaign Ribbon, Victory Medal and the Glider Badge.
Roger was a member of Holy Cross Church of E. Templeton.
He enjoyed yardwork, gardening, woodworking and loved spending time with his family.
Roger was predeceased by his wife of 63 years, Doris M. (Duplessis) Meunier, who died in 2012.
He leaves four sons, Denis R. Meunier and his wife Cathy of Winchendon, Maurice B. Meunier and his wife Elaine of Littleton, Kevin M. Meunier of Baldwinville and Kenneth D. Meunier and his wife Kendis of Phillipston; one daughter, Bernadette M. Cormier and her husband Brian of Westminster; two sisters, Claire Albee of Gardner and Jeannette French of E. Templeton; thirteen grandchildren, Nolan Meunier, Nicholas Meunier, Andre Meunier, Monet Proulx, William Naylor, Sarah-Ann Byron, Stephanie Devito, Chelsea Flynn, Anja Bernadette, Denver Meunier, Luke Meunier, Noah Meunier and Matthew Meunier; fifteen great-grandchildren, Jacob Meunier, Dorie Meunier, Henri Meunier, Tiana Naylor, Steysha Smith, Parker Proulx, Madeline Proulx, Kira Meunier, Nathaniel Byron, Elijah Byron, Samual Byron, Pepper Devito, Cayden Flynn, Colton Flynn and Calista Flynn; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by five brothers, Rheo, Romeo, George, Andrew and Raymond Meunier.
Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, February 24th from the Boucher Funeral Home, Inc., 110 Nichols Street, Gardner with a Mass at 10:30 a.m. in Holy Cross Church, 25 Lake Street, E. Templeton. Burial will be in the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 111 Glenallen Street, Winchendon.
Calling hours will be held Tuesday, February 23rd from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Cross Church, 25 Lake Street, E. Templeton, MA 01438 or to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, One Bulfinch Place, Suite 201, Boston, MA 02114-2931.
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Visitation Details

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm, Boucher Funeral Home, Inc., 110 Nichols St., Gardner

Service Details

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016 10:30am, Holy Cross Church, 25 Lake Street, E. Templeton

Interment Details

MA Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Winchendon, MA


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How to put into words the love one feels for someone whose presence - love and kindness is larger than life itself. Uncle Roger, I could have spent every day listening to your stories; gaining from your advice; and feeling your love. You will be thought of every day or every year. I love you! Sending my thoughts prayers, and love to the extended family.

Karen Meunier Feb 22 2016 12:00 AM

"The grave itself is but a covered bridge, leading from light to light, through a brief darkness" ~Longfellow My condolences to the entire extended family - he was a man who always walked in the light...

Alan Albee Feb 22 2016 12:00 AM

I am truly saddened to hear of Roger's passing...He was a man of honor...a great father..And a friend to everyone who knew him...I remember when he put brakes on my 1964 Ford Falcon...Saving me atleast a couple of hundred dollars!(A lot of money in 1972)...I never heard him say a bad word about anyone...That is a compliment to his character...I made it a point to visit him every summer...Esp. when I spent a year in my father's home the year he passed away 5 years ago...The Meunier family is one of the finest families that I have ever known...He was the Anchor in any storm...He will be sorely missed...

mark A. Eaton Feb 21 2016 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for the loss of your father. He was a wonderful, kind man, always had a smile and never had a bad thing to say about anything or anyone . . . I am sure he is happy to be reunited with your Mom . . . rest in peace, Uncle Roger.

Marie Meunier Feb 21 2016 12:00 AM

A strong handsome man with such a warm, caring and jovial spirit. Prayers and hugs to my cousins. I am deeply sorry for your loss of such a wonderful father.

Linda Daigle Feb 19 2016 12:00 AM

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