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Alice T"Coopie" Fontaine
She was born in Athol on June 3, 1933, daughter of the late Francis and Vivian (Levesque) Maher.
Alice was a 1952 graduate of Ralph C. Mahar Regional High School, Orange. She graduated from Henry Heywood Hospital School of Nursing, Gardner, in 1955.
She was a Registered Nurse employed by Dr. James Faust for 40 years, retiring in 2008.
Alice was a member Holy Spirit Church, Gardner, and a member of the Gardner Women's League Golf Association.
'Coopie' was very social and loved spending time with her family and friends. Golf was her passion. She was a member of the Gardner Municipal Golf Course for over 40 years. She enjoyed traveling, especially to Maine, and spending winters in the Florida Keys. Alice was a very active volunteer in the community.
She leaves her husband of twenty years, James A. Fontaine of Baldwinville; one son, Michael K. Croteau and his wife Kristine of Leominster; two daughters, Carrie-Ann Croteau of Leominster, Christine A. Croteau of Needham; one brother, Thomas Maher and his wife Barbara of Sparta, NJ; a sister, Josephine Bizarro of Springfield; three grandchildren, William and Christopher Burke, and Tiffany Normandin and her husband Nicholas; a great grandson, Maximus Normandin; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her former husband Kenneth Croteau who died in 1989.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, June 15, 2016, from the Boucher Funeral Home, Inc., 110 Nichols Street, Gardner, with a mass at Holy Spirit Church, 50 Lovewell Street, Gardner. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery, Gardner.
Calling hours at the funeral home are Tuesday, June 14, 2016, from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm.
Donations may be made to Best Buddies Challenge /Team Maximus,
Attn: Donations Manager, 100 SE 2nd Street, Suite 2200, Miami, FL 33131.
Tuesday, June 14th, 2016 4:30pm - 6:30am, Boucher Funeral Home, Inc., 110 Nichols St., Gardner
Wednesday, June 15th, 2016 11:00am, Holy Spirit Church, 50 Lovewell St., Gardner
St. John's Cemetery, Gardner
Coopie was a wonderful cousin who was always "High" on life. This always spread to those around her. She will be sadly missed. Our sincerest condolences to Jim, Michael, Carrie and Chrissie. Coopie will always be in our prayers.
MaryJane and Dave Jun 14 2016 12:00 AM
We will always remember Coopie as a person with a happy smile that transferred to all she met. We bowled and golfed and always laughed! A great loving person is now in heaven where she can spread more happiness!
Ginny & Ted Reid Jun 13 2016 12:00 AM
The Class of 1952, Athol High School, is saddened by the passing of this bright light and sends condolences to her family. Our Coopie was special.
Pat Spaulding Jun 12 2016 12:00 AM
Dear Chris, Carrie, Mike and all your family members. My heart aches for your loss. Please know that I am praying for you all and that in the coming days, weeks and months that you find Peace with your wonderful memories of your Mom. Much Love Marie
Marie (Girouard) Dobbs Jun 12 2016 12:00 AM
A candle was lit in memory of Alice Fontaine
Boucher Funeral Home lit a memorial candle Jun 12 2016 12:00 AM
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