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Earl "Danny" Montpetit

May 11, 1950 — October 11, 2023

Woodbury

Earl “Danny” Montpetit, age 73, passed peacefully surrounded by his loved ones on October 11th at his home in Woodbury after a short battle with Metastatic Melanoma. 

Preceded in death by his parents Earl and Beverly Montpetit and siblings John and Renee. Danny is survived by his loving wife of 21 years, Maureen; children, Blake (Cait) Montpetit, Danny (Britni)Montpetit, Kristen (Jorin) Montpetit Tix, Kevin (Lisa) Montpetitand Rick (Katie) Montpetit; stepdaughter, Nicole (Joe) Swentek; extended family, Lisa and Jon Becker. He was the beloved Papa to his grandchildren, Brent, Trevor, Ava, Siena, Isabel, Audrey, Owen, Nick, Declan, Charlie, Farrah, Madeline, Wylder, Pauland Noa. Danny will be missed and lovingly remembered by his siblings, Cheryl (Danny) Belisle, Joy (Al) Graf, RandyMontpetit, Terry (Cathy) Montpetit, Robin (Chris) Rodgers and Patrice Montpetit; many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Danny was born on May 11, 1950, in Stillwater, MN to EarlLyle and Beverly Ann Montpetit of Somerset, WI. When he was very young his family moved to the East Side of St. Paul wherehe attended St. Casimir’s Primary School and Hill High School. He moved in with his Grandmother Angaline his Senior year and transferred to Somerset High School in Wisconsin, from where he graduated in 1968. Danny grew up working with his dad at the family’s many businesses and in 1971, at the young age of 20, he bought Tiffany’s Sports Lounge. He served many patrons from the Highland Park area, Ford Plant, and the University of Saint Thomas. Many patrons and staff became good friends or even a part of the “Tiff’s Family.” It was here he was referred to by many as “Senior” and although he had moved on from slinging cocktails, counting money and occasionally throwing the credit card machine at the wall, he still called daily to check in.  Danny enjoyed anything milk chocolate, luxury cars, watching TCM in his favorite reclining chair, sports, coffee and going out for a good meal. Spending time with his family and friends, especially his grandkids, brought him so much joy, but most of all he loved spending time with Maureen. Although he often used colorful language to express his thoughts, his example and advice taught us resilience and compassion. We are proud of his legacy and unspoken generosity and kindness, especially to those in need. 

We look forward to celebrating and sharing the adventurous stories of Danny’s life on Tuesday, October 17, 2023 from 4-7 pm at the Funeral Home of Kessler and Maguire, 640 7th St W., St. Paul, MN 55102 and on Wednesday, October 18, 2023 at the Church of the Assumption, 51 7th St. W., St. Paul, MN, 55102. Mass will begin at 10 am with a visitation 1 hour prior. 

A very heartfelt thank you to Gentiva Hospice for providing Danny and his loved ones with the most compassionate care. 

In lieu of flowers memorials preferred to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

 

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Visitation

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Kessler & Maguire Funeral Home

640 West 7th Street, St. Paul, MN 55102

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Visitation

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

9:00 - 10:00 am (Central time)

Church of the Assumption

51 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102

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Mass

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Church of the Assumption

51 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102

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