FARMINGTON — John A. Fournier Sr., 91, of Hyde Road, Jay, died early Tuesday evening, Oct. 17, at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington. He was born in Farmington on May 6, 1926, a son of Horore John and Arlene (Ross) Fournier and received his education in local schools. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, having served in the European Theatre in WWII. On June 9, 1944, he married Gloria Hebert in Farmington. She died May 25, 2014. He worked at Norwock Shoe Company and later at G.H. Bass and Co. in Wilton.

Mr. Fournier was an outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, camping at Cathedral Pines and his camp in Weld, but especially loved fishing and was known to share his catch with his family and friends in the community. He was known to be a great conversationalist and had been active in several bowling leagues. He was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church in Wilton and later at St. Rose of Lima in Jay.

He is loved by his family: daughters, Jeannie Foss and Denise Castonguay and her husband, George, all of Jay; grandchildren, Kelly Collins, Darren and Dana Fournier, Shawn, Jayme and Ryan Foss and Katelin Castonguay; 15 great-grandchildren, Cameron and Adele Foss, Morgan, Mariah, and Miley Fournier, Neveah and Brad Fournier, Mykala Mitchell, Amber and Josh Tozier, Sophie and Conner Foss, Zack, Zoey and Lucas Foss; and a brother, Herbert of Forida. He was predeceased by a brother, Edward; a sister, Phyllis Pomerleau; and a son, John Jr.

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