It is with sadness that we learned of the death of Jean Mounié, aged 88, after a long illness. He passed away peacefully, surrounded by his wife and children Rose and Alain, on November 27.
Jean Mounié was born in Villepinte in 1934. His parents lived in Carcassonne, but he was often in Villepinte with his grandfather Jean Lannes, who was the mayor of this municipality. After his studies, he passed the matriculation exam in Carcassonne, and in the 1950s he became a teacher of mathematics and physical sciences at Bram College. He will serve his military service in Saint Avold, in the Moselle, where he will be an English translator at the NATO base.
Upon his return, he continued teaching and met Anne-Marie Deville, from Lasbordes, whom he married in 1961. From this union, Rose was born, and in 1963 the couple went abroad to collaborate until 1979. Both will teach as general secondary education teachers for seven years in Mali, where their son Alain will be born, in Bamako, in Morocco and on the Coast. Ivory. In 1978, their third child, Pierre-Jean, was born during a holiday in France. In 1979, the couple returned and settled in Villepinte. Jean Mounié and his wife would continue to teach in France, Jean at Fontanilles College until his retirement in 1994, and Anne-Marie at Saint-Martin-Lalande Primary School until 1997, the year of their son Pierre-Jean’s accidental disappearance. Jean Mounié was a football enthusiast. Moreover, he created the Ivory Coast football championship which his team won two years later. He loved good meals with friends and hunting. He joined the Grande Confrérie du Cassoulet on his return to France in 1979 and became a Grand Master in 1981. On Christmas Day 1981, before the World Cup in Spain, while the French team was training in Font-Romeu, he would have the pleasure of being introduced by Michel Platini and his players , as in 1985, Lionel Hampton, a great lover of cassoulet and the author of the song “Cassoulet blues”, will be introduced to the Hôtel de la Cité. In this painful circumstance, we extend our sincere condolences to Anne-Marie, his wife, his children Rose and Alain, and his three grandchildren whom he cherished the most, Claire, Louis and Lisa. The funeral of Jeannot Mounié will take place today at 10 am in the church of Villepinte.