Bernard M. Fontaine 95, of Upland Rd, 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 fifty-seven 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 twenty-one years and later worked in the same capacity for Mayflower Textiles Co. in Franklin, MA for thirty five 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, NY., 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 at 10:00 am in Precious Blood Church, Carrington Ave, Woonsocket. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the burial will be private.
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