The funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, December 14 in Saint Joseph Church, 49 Woodland St., Fitchburg at 10:30am. Burial will follow in Saint Joseph Cemetery. There are no calling hours.
Joseph R. “Bob” Fournier, 87, of Fitchburg passed away peacefully on December 4, 2021 in the Rose Monahan Hospice Home.
Bob was born in Fitchburg on December 21, 1933 a son of the late Joseph W. and Louise (Sarasin) Fournier. Both carpentry and mechanical repair skills ran in his family, and Bob was no exception. He spent his career as a mechanic and his passion was woodworking. He was a talented carpenter who crafted meticulous wooden cars, dollhouses, jewelry boxes and furniture for several generations of his family. In his spare time, he enjoyed traveling to Maine with his wife in the summer.
He is survived by his four children, Debbie Lowe and husband Stephen of Ashburnham, Joseph R. Fournier, Jr. of Fitzwilliam, NH, Mark Fournier of Winchendon, and Rhonda Steffan and her husband Ken of Westminster; grandson Stephen Lowe Jr. and his wife Christine; four great grandchildren, Jacob Evans, Meghan Lowe, Alex Hardy, and Robert Lowe; two great great grandchildren, Levi and Charlotte Naro; several nieces and nephews.
Bob was predeceased by his wife of 62 years Nancy Y. (Girard) Fournier in 2018, as well as his siblings.