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May 7, 1929 — August 21, 2018

HUDSON FALLS — Leo Alexandre St. Louis, 89, of Hudson Falls, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018.

Born on May 7, 1929 in Hudson Falls, he was the son of the late Adolphus and Julia (Blondin) St. Louis.

Following graduation from Hudson Falls High School, Leo served in the U.S. Army for two years and then began what would become a lifelong career in construction, building many homes throughout the area for more than 50 years.

On April 19, 1952, he married Ruth Marie Gaulin.

He was a loyal New York Giants fan and an avid painter, plumber, builder and mess maker.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Ronald St. Louis; and three sisters, Noella Townsend, Theresa Gregorio and Lucia Jones.

Survivors, in addition to his wife of 66 years, Ruth St. Louis of Hudson Falls, include his six children, Michael St. Louis and his wife, Lona, of Hudson Falls, Carol St. Louis and her husband, Thomas Faircloth, of Fayetteville, North Carolina, Thomas St. Louis of Clifton Park, Linda St. Louis of Tucson, Arizona, Garry St. Louis of Phoenix, and Nancy St. Louis of McLean, Virginia; six grandchildren, Joshua St. Louis, Katie St. Louis, Cyle St. Louis, Julie St. Louis, Aura Lipinski and Austin Lipinski; and his great-grandson, Evan Hearing.

Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24, at Carleton Funeral Home Inc., 68 Main St., Hudson Falls.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church in the park on Main Street.

The Rite of Committal will follow at St. Paul’s Cemetery in the town of Kingsbury.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Fort Hudson for their loving and thoughtful care.

The family suggests memorials in the form of donations to the Alzheimer’s Association, Pine West Plaza, No. 405, Albany, NY 12205; or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

As a tribute to Leo and his larger-than-life personality, the family asks that you take the time to say hello to a stranger today, shake their hand and make them laugh.

Online condolences may be left by visiting www.carletonfuneralhome.net.

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