Raymond A. Fontaine
WOONSOCKET- Raymond A. Fontaine, 59, life long resident of Woonsocket, passed away on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at the Woonsocket Health Center, located on Poplar Street in Woonsocket, after a sudden and progressive illness. He was married to Jeannette M. Gina (Malenfant) Fontaine for 36 wonderful years, where they said their "I Do's" in Holy Family Church in December of 1975. They would have celebrated their 37th wedding anniversary this December. Born December 31, 1952, Raymond was a son of the late Raymond and Jeannette L. (Desjardin) Fontaine.
Raymond was an avid wrestling fan all of his life. He made sure that every Monday and Friday night his wife Jeannette had woken him up from his afternoon nap so as to not miss the first match up of the night.
During the Vietnam Era, Raymond was proud to have served in the Navy on the USS Bon Homme Richard. As a civilian, Raymond had worked in several mills, including Service Color. He had also worked for Ace Music for many years as a distributor and repair man for the vending machines. In addition to working for Service Color and Ace Music, Raymond was a delivery driver for Joe Wojicks Fruit and Produce. Raymond's biggest pride in life was cooking for the New England Patriots at Bryant College.
Raymond will always be remembered for helping anyone in need.
In addition to being survived by his wife Jeannette, Raymond is also survived by 2 sons whom he loved dearly and was very devoted to, Jeremy J. Fontaine and his wife Agnieshka and Raymond M. Fontaine and his wife Amanda; loving Papa to granddaughters Sophia J. Fontaine and Gabriella M. Fontaine; loving Pepere to Layla J. Fontaine and Julia L. Fontaine, all of Woonsocket. He is also survived by brother Robert Fontaine and sister Francis Jodoin, both of Woonsocket, as well as several nieces and nephews.
His funeral service will be held Saturday, April 14 at the Egidio DiPardo & Sons Funeral Home, 75 Harris Avenue at 1PM. Calling hours will be held prior to the service from 11AM-1PM. Burial to be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Raymond's memory to either Hospice Care of R.I. 1085 North Main Street, Providence, R.I. 02904 or Woonsocket Health Center 262 Poplar Street, Woonsocket, R.I. 02895.
The family wishes to express their gratitude to the health center for their compassion and wonderful care that they gave to Raymond.