Pauline Fournier

March 29, 1941January 4, 2019

Pauline Fournier, 77, of New Bedford, passed away Friday, January 4, 2019 at The Oaks in New Bedford. She was the beloved wife of Robert J. Fournier.

Born in New Bedford, she was a daughter of the late Michael Bizzarro and Mary (Mello) Calheta and her husband Louis Calheta. She was a graduate of New Bedford High School, class of 1959.

Mrs. Fournier had worked as a legal secretary for the late Atty. Robert M. Xifaras for over 20 years.

Pauline was an excellent cook who baked and sold cheesecakes. She loved spending time at the beach and shopping on QVC. Pauline loved animals especially cats and dogs. She loved sports and was an avid Red Sox and Patriots fan.

Besides her beloved husband, she leaves behind two sons, Scott J. Fournier and his wife Lori of New Bedford and Christopher J. Fournier and his fiancée Andrea Frye of New Bern, NC; and a sister, Carol Calheta of New Bedford.

Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 from 3-6pm with a Funeral Service at 6pm in the Waring-Sullivan Home at Dartmouth, 230 Russells Mills Rd., Dartmouth. Flowers welcome or donations may be made to the Humane Society and Shelter Southcoast, 31 Ventura Dr., Dartmouth, MA 02747.

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  • Visitation Tuesday, January 8, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, January 8, 2019

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Susan Abbott

January 8, 2019

Pauline, you were a great roommate to my mom over the past year. Although you were often quiet, you came out with a comment or two letting us know you heard everything going on in that room! You loved it when I brought Cooper in to visit as you called him onto your bed and you in order to pat and snuggle with him. We will miss you emencely as well as Bob’s visits. May you finally be pain free and at peace. ❤️ Love, Sue, Carol, Charlie, Madison and Sydney.

Lori Sylvia-Fournier

January 7, 2019

I will miss you, Pauline!!! You were a very special mother-in-law with your bold, feisty, sassy nature. I suppose you needed that special attitude in order to deal with those three . . . Bob, Scott, and Chris. I will miss our talks and our mutual love of QVC shopping and Judith Ripka jewelry. I always enjoyed our lunches at Freestone's and missed those over the last few years. I will truly miss "that look" you would give me when Scott would say something totally off-the-wall. I am so relieved that your suffering is over and that you are at peace and without pain. Rest In Peace. I love you.
Your daughter-in-law,

Chris Fournier

January 6, 2019

My mother who was a very thoughtful and caring person she loved visiting me in North Carolina and the first thing she wanted to do is go to the beach that was her comfort of being On the Carolina shore her thing was for me to put her chair on the edge of the water so her toes can feel the crashing of the waves and enjoying the warm summer breeze the time I spent with her will always be special she will be truly missed I think that’s why I love the beach so much because it makes me think of her sitting at the edge of the water .
I love you so much and I know you are watching over us now.

Forever and always love Chris