Rev. Fr. Robert Lussier, OSB oliv went to his eternal reward on Good Friday, April 19, 2019 at the age of 84. He was born in 1934 in West Warwick, RI to Joseph Rene Lussier and Rose Anna Langlois. Two sisters, Constance and Louise preceded him in death. He was a member of a large family with 50 first cousins living close by. He is survived by 8 nieces and nephews, his brothers and sisters at Pecos Benedictine Monastery, as well as many beloved friends. After serving 4 years in the US Navy, Fr. Lussier attended Brown University, he then studied for five years with C. Alexander Peloquin, noted musician and liturgist, before moving to New York in 1963 to pursue an acting career, moved to Los Angeles in 1969 where he continued his career in theater films and television. Fr. Lussier entered the Pecos Benedictine Monastery in 1986. He studied for the priesthood at St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo, CA receiving degrees as a Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Religion in 1992 and was ordained into the priesthood on Dec. 19, 1992. Father Lussier’s spiritual work brought him to San Luis Obispo, CA; Opelousas, LA; Pecos and Santa Fe, NM. He traveled extensively conducting seminars, retreats, workshops and parish missions. In Pecos, he was involved with the retreat program, the music ministry, was assigned as formation director and Novice Master. Fr. Bob helped to develop the “Reed” program, working on the re-establishment of Christian spirituality into the Montessori education system. He has also served at St Francis Cathedral in Santa Fe and has ministered at the Carmelite Monastery and Cristo Rey parish.
Services with be held on Saturday April 27, 2019 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Pecos Benedictine Abbey located at 16 Guadalupe Ln in Pecos. Rosary will be recited at 10:00 AM. A Mass of a Christian burial will take place at 10:30 AM with burial to follow at the Pecos Monastery cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to a charity of your choice is requested.
Born: 12/14/1934, West Warwick, Rhode Island, U.S.A.
Died: 4/19/2019, Santa Fe, New Mexico, U.S.A.
Robert Lussier’s westerns – actor:
Bonanza (TV) – 1971 (Garvey)
Barbary Coast (TV) – 1975 (printer)
The Gambler (TV) – 1980 (Crown)
Dream West – 1986 (Dr. Harris)