Gerard Rene Fournier, 81, Maple Street, died on April 1, at the Littleton Regional Hospital after a long battle with Dementia and Parkinson’s Disease. He was born in Newport VT, the son of Arcade and Alexandrine (Jacques) Fournier.
Jerry, as he was fondly called, worked several jobs in his life time but was really a self taught carpenter and loved working with wood and would often make things for family and friends. His parents came from Canada and as an interesting tidbit, when he started school he did not know a word of English as his parents did not speak anything but French.
He was a devote Catholic and a parishioner of St. Rose of Lima Church. He rarely missed going to church until he was to weak to attend. He was a gentle soul and will be missed by the many who loved him. Rest in Peace my love. Jerry was the youngest of 10 children; 3 who have passed before him.
He is survived by his loving wife of 32 years wife Yvonne (Varney), her children David, Timothy, and Tracy who he loved dearly. He also had 4 boys from a previous marriage; Richard, Raymond, Roger and Mickey who he pretty much raised.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, April 9, 11:00, at the St. Rose of Lima church with Father Mark Dollard officiating. Donations may be made in Jerry’s memory to Littleton Regional Healthcare, 600 St. Johnsbury Road, Littleton, NH 03561.
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