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Shirley St. Louis
May 1, 1933 – June 28, 2020

COPENHAGEN – Shirley St. Louis, 87, of 9371 State Route 12, passed away peacefully on Sunday morning [June 28, 2020] at home under the loving care of her family and Friends of Lewis County Hospice.

Shirley was born on May 1, 1933, in Watertown, New York, to the late Rudolph and Hester (Marsaw) Villeneuve.  She attended school in Watertown but later graduated from Copenhagen Central in 1949.  For a short time, she was employed by M.H. Fishman Company in Watertown. On August 15, 1951, Shirley married Herbert D. St. Louis at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Copenhagen.  Later, as a member of that church, she served with the Altar and Rosary Society.  As a life member of Carthage Rod and Gun Club and a past member of the Copenhagen Fire Department Auxiliary, she contributed to her community. She enjoyed gardening, embroidering, and putting together picture puzzles.  Most of all, however, she cherished spending time with her family, especially with her beloved grandchildren.

Survivors includes five sons, William (Judy) and Duane (Janette) St. Louis, of Copenhagen, Charles (Chris) St. Louis, of Port Orange, Florida, David St. Louis, of Indianapolis, Indiana, and Thomas (Chris) St. Louis, of Red Lion, Pennsylvania; three daughters:  Carol (Patrick) Putman, Sandi (Nick) Dunn, and Barbara Crane, all of Copenhagen; fifty-four grandchildren; forty-nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and one great-great-grandson on the way; as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  She is predeceased by her husband, Herbert, who died on November 12, 1998, a sister, Mary Gregory, and a brother, Francis Rudolph Villeneuve, who died at birth.

Memorial donations in Shirley’s memory may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Copenhagen at 9790 New York Route 12, Copenhagen, New York 13626, or to Friends of Lewis County Hospice at PO Box 266, Lowville, New York 13367.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered privately with the family present at St. James Catholic Church in Carthage with the Rev. Donald J. Robinson, Pastor, officiating.  Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Copenhagen.  Arrangements are entrusted to the Lundy Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Inc.

Lundy Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Inc., Carthage, New York, 2020.

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