Bernard M. Fontaine – Woonsocket

Bernard M. Fontaine – Woonsocket

Bernard M. Fontaine, 95, of Upland Road, Woonsocket, passed away Sunday, January 10, 2021, in Landmark Medical Center.

He was the loving husband of the late Jeanne d’Arc (Melancon) Fontaine to whom he was married for 57 years. Mr. Fontaine was born in Woonsocket on October 25, 1925, and was a son of the late Henri and Yvonne (Mainguy) Fontaine and was a lifelong Woonsocket resident. He was a Korean War Veteran.

Mr. Fontaine was employed as an accountant for Verdun Mfg. Co. for 21 years and later worked in the same capacity for Mayflower Textiles Co. in Franklin, Mass., for 35 years retiring in 1997. After his retirement, Mr. Fontaine was a part time employee of The Museum of Work and Culture in Woonsocket for 17 years. As part of his duties, he designed the interior of the tenement house exhibit which includes period photographs of his family as part of the exhibition. He was also a benefactor and contributor to the organization.

He loved art and was a member of the Woonsocket Watercolor Club. He was a talented oil and watercolor painter throughout his life. He was a gentleman in every sense of the word. He loved everyone he met and everyone adored him.

Mr. Fontaine is survived by his two sons: Andre B. Fontaine of Woonsocket, and Pierre M. Fontaine and his wife, Aura, and their daughter, Elizabeth, of Ardsley, N.Y., and Wendy Mainella and her son, McKenzie, of Jamestown. He is also survived by his brother,, Gerard Fontaine of Lincoln and was the brother of the late Rene Fontaine of Woonsocket.

His funeral with Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, Jan. 14, at 10 a.m., in Precious Blood Church, Carrington Avenue, Woonsocket. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the burial will be private.

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