COPENHAGEN, NY – Shirley St. Louis, 87, of 9371 State Route 12, Copenhagen, passed away peacefully on Sunday morning, June 28, 2020, at home, under the loving care of her family and Friends of Lewis County Hospice.
Born May 1, 1933, in Watertown, NY, the daughter of the late Rudolph and Hester (Marsaw) Villeneuve, she attended Watertown School and later graduated in 1949 from Copenhagen Central.
She was employed by M.H. Fishman Company in Watertown for a short time.
On Aug. 15, 1951, she married Herbert D. St. Louis at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Copenhagen.
Shirley was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Copenhagen as well as the Altar & Rosary Society. She was also a life member of Carthage Rod & Gun Club, and a past member of the Copenhagen Fire Department Auxiliary.
She enjoyed gardening, embroidery and puzzles. Most of all, she cherished spending time with her family, especially her beloved grandchildren.
Survivors includes five sons, William (Judy) and Duane (Janette) St. Louis of Copenhagen and 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; 54 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren, one great-greatgranddaughter and one great-great-grandson on the way; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by her husband, Herbert who died on Nov. 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 NY-12, Copenhagen, NY 13626 or to Friends of Lewis County Hospice at PO Box 266, Lowville, NY 13367.
A Funeral Mass will be said privately by the family 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 Lundy Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Inc.
Online condolences may be made at www.lundyfuneralhome.com.