Joseph LaFountaine – Cumberland

Joseph LaFountaine – Cumberland

Joseph LaFountaine, 87, of Cumberland passed away Saturday, January 27, 2018, at the Trinity Health and Rehabilitation Center, Woonsocket. He was the husband of Rose (Costa) LaFountaine and they had been married for the past 63 years.

Born in Cumberland, he was the son of the late Albert and Irene (McKeown) LaFountaine. He resided in Cumberland for most of his life.

Mr. LaFountaine was a proud United States Marine Corps Veteran, serving during the Korean War. He attained the rank of Lance Corporal (E-3) and was awarded the Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon, National Defense Service medal with two bronze starts, United National Service Medal and Korean Presidential Unit citation honorably discharged.

Mr. LaFountaine was employed as a carpenter foreman for the Gilbane Construction Company for many years. He also worked for J.L. Marshall Construction. He was a member of the #94 Carpenters Union.

He enjoyed playing golf with the guys at Ston-e-lea and playing cards at the Cumberland Senior Center. He traveled extensively throughout his life. Joe was a lifetime member of the VFW 309 and the Korean War Veterans Association - Chapter 1, and also a member of the DAV - Chapter 3. He was also a former member of the Knights of Columbus for many years.

Besides his wife, he leaves his four children, Kim Carreau and her husband, Stephen, of Attleboro, Mass.; Steve LaFountaine and his companion, Doris Nelson, of Cumberland; Lori McMahon and her husband, David, of Barrington; Lynn Patnaude and her husband, Pat, of Warwick. He also leaves his two grandchildren, Joseph and Katelyn McMahon. Being one of 12 siblings, he leaves behind his brother, Kenny LaFountaine, and his sisters, Nancy Messier and Gerry McVay. He was the father of the late Joseph LaFountaine Jr.

A celebration of his life will be held Friday, Feb. 2, at 9 a.m., from the J. J. Duffy Funeral Home, 757 Mendon Road, Rt. 122, Cumberland. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m., in the St. Aidan Church. Burial with military honors will follow in the Mt. St. Mary Cemetery, Pawtucket. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours will be held Thursday, Feb. 1, from 4 to 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Disabled American Veterans, 380 Westminster St., Providence, RI 02903.

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