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Leo P. Goupil, a longtime Carborundum Co. employee, died Friday (Oct. 17, 1997) in DeGraff Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility, North Tonawanda, where he lived since 1992. He was 87.

Goupil was born in Sherbrooke, Quebec, and moved to Niagara Falls in 1923.

He was a member of the 74th Regiment of the New York Guard during World War II.

After his retirement, he and his wife of 63 years, Valeda S., traveled throughout the United States and settled in Del Rio, Texas. He moved back to the Niagara Falls area in 1992 after his wife's death.

Goupil was a fourth-degree member of the Knights of Columbus.

Survivors include two sons, Ronald of Texas and Richard of Wheatfield; three brothers, Aimee of Lockport, Gerald of North Tonawanda and Roger of North Carolina; two sisters, Lucille Goulah of Florida and Laura Bernier of Ontario; nine grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Services will be private.

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