Army veteran Leonard “Lenny” J. Fournier of Pawtucket dies at 83


Monday, February 14, 2022

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Leonard “Lenny” J. Fournier, 83, of Pawtucket, died of complications from stomach cancer, Feb. 13, 2022, at HopeHealth Hulitar Hospice Center in Providence.

He was married to Janice L. (Gilbert) Fournier for 32 years. Born in Pawtucket on May 24, 1938, he was the son of the late Joseph and Elmire (Deschene) Fournier.

Lenny graduated in 1956 from St. Raphael Academy. In the early 1960s he served in the US Army. For 35 years he worked in the equipment installation department at Verizon, retiring in 1997.

Among the many things he enjoyed were fishing, jogging, golfing, and horse racing. He enjoyed growing tomatoes and then sharing them with his family and friends.

Lenny was a kind and generous person who was always ready to help when needed. He has volunteered for several organizations, including Meals on Wheels and the Holy Family Food Pantry.

Besides his wife, he is survived by three nieces, Patricia Morin and her husband, Ronald, Denise Alexander and her husband Scott, and Maureen Gauthier and her husband, Robert; a nephew, Joseph Fournier and several cousins. Lenny was the brother of the late Joseph Fournier, Violet Kelley and Constance Goyette.

His funeral will be Friday at 9 a.m. at William W. Tripp Funeral Home, 1008 Newport Ave., Pawtucket, followed by a Christian Burial Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Church, 18 Baltic St., South Attleboro. Interment will follow at Our Lady of Pawtucket Cemetery. Visitation on Thursday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts to HopeHealth Hulitar Hospice Center, 1085 North Main St., Providence, RI 02904 would be appreciated.


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