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Robert J. Lafountain

December 30, 1948 — November 3, 2022

Calling hours will be held in the Brandon Funeral Home, 305 Wanoosnoc Rd., Fitchburg on Sunday, November 13 from 2-4pm. The funeral will be held Monday, November 14 in the funeral home at 11:30am. Burial will follow in the MA Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery in Winchendon at 1pm.



Robert Joseph LaFountain, well known motorcycle enthusiast, AKA “Chota” and “the Animal”, 73, passed away on November 3, 2022 in the AdventHealth Waterman Hospital in Tavares, FL. Robert was born on December 30, 1948, along with his twin sister Roberta who was 15 minutes older than him. His parents were Ralph H. LaFountain and Beatrice M. Christian. Bob graduated from Fitchburg Vocational in 1967 and worked at Matthew Motor Company. In 1968 Bob entered the US Air Force, serving at Vandenberg, CA. He volunteered for South East Asia and got an assignment to Clark Air Force Base and worked at the largest military dog section in the world. Bob worked kennel support and was responsible for over 150 K-9 dogs, there were 6900 in the military dog section. He loved being a K-9 dog handler. Bob received an honorable discharge in 1971. He belonged to the American Legion Post 373 of Baldwinville, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Eagles of Leominster, and the Norco Sportsmen’s Club. After the Air Force, Bob worked as a dispatcher for the Fitchburg Highway and Water Departments for 30 years, retiring in 2003. After retirement, Bob worked for Meals on Wheels, the Mall at Whitney Field, and Consumer Auto Parts. In 1991 Bob became a Justice of the Peace and in 2011, an Ordained Minister. Bob performed many marriages throughout Massachusetts including his most recent being for his niece Rebecca and her husband Alex L’Homme. Bob was a motorcycle enthusiast and rode Harleys all his life. He belonged to several motorcycle associations. Bob enjoyed his motorcycle family and showed his support since the early seventies. Bob believed in Jesus Christ, Lord of Lords, King of Kings forever in his heart. “We are all part of everyone we meet and they are a part of us.” Bob is survived by is brother Michael LaFountain and his twin sister Roberta LaFleur and his dog Henry, many cousins, nieces and nephews. “You know who loves ya. Worth something in Christ. Ride with me.”
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