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Eugene D. St. Jean, 87.

FITCHBURG Eugene D. St. Jean, 87, of 362 Wanoosnoc Rd., died Friday, February 01, 2008, in Health Alliance Leominster Hospital, after an illness.

He was born April 17, 1920, son of the late Delphus and Mary (Tourigny) St. Jean. He was a United States Army Veteran of World War II, serving with the 141st Infantry Regiment in the Rome-Arno, Southern France, and Rhineland Campaigns and earning the Purple Heart, the European African Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon with 3 Bronze Service Stars, the Combat Infantry Badge, the American Defense Service Ribbon, and the Good Conduct Medal.

Mr. St. Jean was a self employed carpenter and also worked for many years for the Fitchburg Parks Department and as a school custodian. He was a member of Saint Anthony di Padua Church, the D.A.V. Leominster Chapter #24. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed the outdoors, especially gardening and camping.

He leaves his wife of 59 years, Dorothy L. (Nutile) St. Jean; 2 sons, Dennis St. Jean and his wife, Bernice, and David St. Jean and his wife, Lucie, all of Westminster; 3 daughters, Mary Smith of Westminster, Carolyn Davis of Princeton, Ann Bilowz and her husband, Greg of Sterling; 1 brother, Robert St. Jean and his wife, Claire of Leominster; 1 sister, Claire Connolly and her husband, Francis of Fitchburg; 7 grandchildren, David St. Jean, Christopher St. Jean, Amy Smith, Jennifer St. Jean, Adam St. Jean, Megan Davis, and Caitlan Davis; 2 great grandchildren, Matthew and Dennis; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by 4 brothers, Theodore St. Jean, Alfred St. Jean, Ernest St. Jean, and Phillip St. Jean, and 6 sisters, Evelyn Brousseau, Lillian St. Jean, Della Bergeron, Irene Johnson, Yvonne St. Jean, and Cecile Billedeau.

The funeral will be held Tuesday, February 5, from Brandon Funeral Home, 305 Wanoosnoc Rd., Fitchburg, with a Mass at 9:30 A.M. in Saint Anthony di Padua Church, 84 Salem St., Fitchburg. Burial will follow in the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 111 Glenallen St., Winchendon. Calling hours are Monday, February 4, from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Leominster Hospital, Foster Wing, 100 Hospital Rd., Leominster, MA 01453 or a local veterans organization of ones choice.
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