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Richard N. Fontaine
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Richard N. Fontaine, 77, died Wednesday March 7, 2012 in the New England Sinai Hospital and Rehabilitation Center, in Stoughton, Ma. With his loving family by his side.
He was the beloved husband of Gloria (Franceschi) Fontaine, for 55 years, Richard and Gloria were married on November 12, 1956,
Born in Woonsocket, son of the late Samuel Fontaine and Fabiola (Charpentier) Fontaine Lefebvre., and Stepson to the late Amedee Lefebvre.
Richard was owner and operator of the Fontaine Real Estate Agency, for the last 43 years. Prior to becoming a Realtor, he worked as a barber in the family business.
He was a member of the Elks BPOE # 850, Northern R.I. Board of Realtors, and past member of the Lions. Richard was an avid bowler at Walnut Hill bowl and founder of Memory Lanes. He also was one of the founders of Field of Dreams Softball, in Woonsocket, and a member of the Bocce League. He was a loyal Patriots Football fan.
Most of all he enjoyed sharing special time with his loving family. He also enjoyed, telling one of his many favorite jokes to family and friends, and laughing and putting a smile on everyone face.
Besides his wife Gloria, he is survived by his two children, Debra and husband Denis Chamberland, of North Smithfield, and Jeffrey and wife Kristin Fontaine, of North Smithfield. Three grandchildren, Stephanie and husband Jeffrey Porter. Jeffrey and Joseph Fontaine, all of North Smithfield. And several nieces and nephews.
He was the brother of the late Joseph and Paul Fontaine.
His funeral will be held on Monday March 12, 2012 at 9 A.M. from the S. DiPardo Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1583 Diamond Hill Rd. Woonsocket, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 A.M. in Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church, Park Ave. Woonsocket. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery, Slatersville. Relatives and friends are invited; calling hours are Sunday March 11, 2012 from 3 - 7 P.M.
In lieu of flowers donations to Tufts Medical Center Trust, 800 Washington St. Box 231, Boston, MA 02111, in his memory would be appreciated.
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