Rita T. (Dupont) Fournier

Born: Fri., Nov. 26, 1926
Died: Thu., Sep. 28, 2017


8:30 AM to 10:30 AM, Tue., Oct. 10, 2017
Location: Jackman Funeral Home

Funeral Mass

11:00 AM Tue., Oct. 10, 2017
Location: St. Patricks C hurch

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Whitinsville- Rita T. (Dupont) Fournier, 90, of Heritage Dr., formerly of Providence Rd. passed away on Thursday, September 28, 2017, at Milford Hospital after a brief illness.

She is survived by two daughters Barbara A. and her husband Eugene Columbus of Northbridge, and Sharon M. Demers of Northborough; 3 grandchildren Todd Columbus and his wife Angela, Jessie Demers, and Justin Demers; 2 great-grandchildren Lucas Columbus and Olivia Columbus; 3 sisters Ruth Grasso of Grafton, Blanche Guertin of North Uxbridge, and Elizabeth Zywien of Whitinsville; many nieces, nephews, and good friends. She is predeceased by her beloved husband of 57 years, William A. Fournier and a brother, Norman Dupont.

Rita was born in Whitinsville, MA on November 26, 1926 a daughter of Wilfred and Lila (Deome) Dupont. She lived in Whitinsville all her life and was a graduate of Northbridge High School, Class of 1944. She started her working career after high school, married her high school sweetheart, Bill, but then chose to stay home to raise their two daughters. Family was most important to Rita. She returned to work many years later as a bookkeeper for the H.J Theiler Corp. of Whitinsville, retiring in 1986.

During retirement, Rita and her husband were snow birds, spending winters in Clearwater, Florida. She also enjoyed cooking, collecting recipes, knitting, traveling, dancing, going to the beach, and family vacations to Cape Cod. She was a member of the Red Hat Society and took part in their monthly excursions whenever she could.

Her funeral will be held on Tuesday Oct. 10, with a Mass at 11 am. in St. Patrick’s Church, 1 Cross St. Burial will follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery. Calling hours at Jackman Funeral Home, 12 Spring St. Whitinsville are Tuesday Oct. 10 from 8:30 to 10:30 am. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St. Framingham, MA 01701 or to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Rd. Waltham, MA 02452. To leave a condolence message for the family please visit www.jackmanfuneralhomes.com

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Becky Plasse
   Posted Sat September 30, 2017
Nothing compares to the loss of a parent. In the coming days focus on the beautiful memories you made together. Sending warm thoughts and prayers.

Arthur G Guillaume Jr.
   Posted Mon October 02, 2017
On behalf of the family of my father Arthur Guillaume Sr. I want to express our most sincere condolences to all of Rita's family. Rita's mother and my dad's father were brother and sister.

Jane Archibald
   Posted Tue October 03, 2017
On behalf of my mother, Celia Polucha, please accept our sincere condolences. She remembers your Mom fondly working beside her in Girl Scouts. We both send our sympathy and prayers.

Becky Lizotte
   Posted Tue October 03, 2017
To All Rita's Family I Am So Sorry For Your Loss My Thoughts & Prayers Are With You All !! Rita Was Not Just My Neighbor She Was My Friend I Loved Her Very Much. She Will Be Missed My Many !! Rest In Peace My Friend

   Posted Wed October 04, 2017
With all my love and sympathy to my second family. I've been calling her Mom for so long now, I don't remember when it started. I'm here for anything you need, now and forever. She'll be missed her greatly.

Anne Comeau Belgrad
   Posted Tue October 10, 2017
I'm so sorry for your loss. May all the wonderful and happy memories of your mom comfort your during this sad time. Sending you many warm hugs and prayers.

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