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Obituary - George M. Mugnier Sr.

George M. Mugnier Sr., 72, of Taylor St., died Friday,
July 21, 2006 in the Holyoke Medical Center. He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, son of the late Austin and Pauline (Taylor) Mugnier. George was educated in the Granby Schools and graduated from South Hadley High School and Holyoke Community College. He received a Certificate in Telephony from the University of Kansas. He served in the United States Navy from 1951 to 1954.

George was president of the Granby Telephone Co. He was an active member of Town Committees for Granby, a member of the Granby Lions Club, a member of the Telephone Pioneers, Telephone Association of New England, President of the Independent Telephone Association. George was a scuba and recovery diver and a competitive marksman and loved the outdoors.

George enjoyed a full life with his business and many hobbies, but it was his family that truly filled his life with joy. George is survived by his beloved wife and partner Cindy (Poitras) Mugnier, his children, George "Michael" Mugnier, Jr. and his wife Karen of Wiswal, Montana, Donna Mugnier, Charlotte Mugnier and Dayle Clark and her husband Billy, all of Granby, his brother Paul W. Mugnier of Houston, Texas, his sister Mary Jo Mugnier of Granby, his sister-in-law, Helen Mugnier Patterson of Plymouth, MA, and his treasured grandchildren, Joshua and Andrea Clark, Elizabeth and Christopher Texeiar, and Ashley, George and Connor Mugnier. George was predeceased by his brother Alston D. Mugnier.

George, along with wife Cindy, was the owner of Fox Meadow Farm where they shared their love of Morgan horses. George drove several horses to memorable show ring victories, most notably his homebred Answer The Call who earned the distinction of being named 2001 World Champion Futurity Classic Pleasure Driving. He was also a great supporter of the many young riders at Fox Meadow most especially his granddaughters Ashley Mugnier and Andrea Clark and nephew Nicholas Roberts. George was a member of the American Morgan Horse Association and United States Trotting Horse Association. George’s love of driving also took him to the track to cheer on his winning Standardbreds.

The funeral for George was held July 25 in the Church of Christ Congregational followed by burial in West Cemetery in Granby. Memorial contributions can be sent to Marion Therapeutic Riding Assoc. P.O. Box 6832, Ocala, Fl. 34478 or The AMHA Charitable Trust, P.O. Box 960, Shelburne, Vt. 05482

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