Gerald J. Fournier died peacefully in his sleep on Monday August 29, 2016. Born May 27, 1928 in New Brunswick, Canada he was the son of the late Evariste and Adelia (Doucet) Fournier.
He was raised and educated in Canada. Gerald married the love of his life Simone (Godin) on August 11, 1952. They shared sixty-four wonderful years as husband and wife. They moved to the United States in 1959, Gerald then founded Gerald J. Fournier Construction Co. in Lynn, MA where they lived until 1992 when they retired to Largo, Florida.
Gerald had many passions in life, but nothing compared to his love for his family and friends. He enjoyed traveling especially road trips, fishing, playing cards and helping others. Gerald was a devout member of St. Jeanís Church and St. Catherine of Siena Church for many years.
In addition to his wife he is survived by his daughters, Anne Ford and husband Jack of Middleton, Lisa Curtis and husband Stephen of Lynn and Paulette MacNeil and her husband John of Georgetown, his grandchildren, Amanda Curtis and husband Dr. Mitchell Izower of Glen Cove, NY, Ryan Curtis of Lynn and Megan MacNeil of Georgetown. He is survived by several sisters, a brother, sisters in-law, brothers in-law, many nieces and nephews that all reside in Canada.
|Simone and family,
We are so sorry for your loss. "Pepere" was such a gentle, generous man. My kids still have fond memories of the week at the Cape house, and times spent splashing in the Fournier's pool with Amanda and Ryan. The news of his passing brought back some great memories - like the day Ryan backed up the Mercedes!
May he rest in peace, and may all of you find peace at the closing of this chapter in your lives. With love, Marcella, John, Jonette and T.J. Russell
|Lisa, Anne, Paulette, and families,
I was so sorry to hear the news of your Dad's passing. Sending you love, prayers, and big hugs, Kim (Anderson) & John Hogan