Joseph Roger “Rocky” Meunier, 89, of Littleton, N.H., passed away on Nov. 28, 2018, at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Hanover, N.H., after a long illness.

Roger was born in Groveton, N.H., on June 23, 1929, to Philippe Meunier and Louisanna MacLure. He was the oldest of 9 children. He graduated from Groveton High School in 1947. Roger married Elizabeth Lehan of Littleton, N.H., on July 4, 1951, and they were married for 67 years.

He enlisted in the Army in January 1951 and was stationed in Georgia, New Jersey and Germany. He served in the Air Defense Artillery as a radar man. He was honorably discharged in February 1954.

Roger was predeceased in death by both parents; his brothers: Hector, Leo, Lucien; and one sister Lucy. He is survived by his wife Elizabeth; 1 daughter, Deborah (Andrew) and 4 sons: Michael (Cindy), Dennis (Loretta), Patrick (Patricia), Daniel (Kathy); 1 brother Wilfred (Rose) of Minot, Maine; 2 sisters Alice Major of Island Pond, Vt., and Irene Roy of Lancaster, N.H.; 10 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in memory of Joseph Meunier to David’s House, 461 Mt. Support Road, Lebanon, NH 03766 or Boy’s Town New England, 58 Flanagan Road, Portsmouth, RI 02871.

A Mass of Christian Rite was held on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, at 11 a.m. at the St. Rose of Lima Church with The Very Reverend Mark E. Dollard as Celebrant. Burial will be in the NH State Veteran’s Cemetery in Boscawen.

Pillsbury Phaneuf Funeral Home and Crematorium, Littleton is in charge of arrangements. To view an online Tribute, send condolences to the family, or for more information, please go to

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