Robert J. Fournier

September 14, 1931November 8, 2020

Robert Fournier, 89 of Fort Myers, FL and North Smithfield, RI passed away peacefully at his home in North Smithfield on November 8, 2020 surrounded by his family.

Born September 14, 1931, he leaves behind his loving wife of 64 years, M. Rose (Dumont) Fournier. He had 4 sons, Robert Jr. and Dawn Carter of Pawtucket, Raymond and wife Celeste of Seekonk, Donald and wife Keri of Chepachet and Michael and wife Karen of North Smithfield. Robert had 8 grandsons, 12 great-grandsons and 5 great-granddaughters.

Born in Pawtucket to the late Albert and Alexina (Frechette) Fournier. He was predeceased by 3 brothers, Odias, Raymond and his twin Roland. Robert is survived by 1 brother, Raoul of Cumberland and 4 sisters, Connie Vilandre of Pawtucket, Leona Allard of Pawtucket, Ora Ciras of Worcester and Aline LeBlanc of Warwick.

Robert served in the US Army during the Korean war. He was employed as a painter and paperhanger for many years for Simoneau Brothers and also as a maintenance man at International Packaging.

Relatives and friends are invited to a Celebration of Life Mass with Military Honors on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 10 AM in St. Michaels Church, 80 Farnum Pike, Smithfield, RI. Burial will be private. Due to current restrictions facemasks and social distancing are required. In Lieu of flowers, donations to Continuum Care Hospice, 1350 Division Road Suite 205, West Warwick, RI 02893.




  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Wednesday, November 18, 2020



  • Burial is private

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Lisa Soucy

November 25, 2020

Uncle Bob "cutting a rug" at my parents' 25th Anniversary Party ❤

Al Pereira

November 18, 2020

Carol and I want to express our sincere condolences to you and your family. While we knew him briefly we saw him in you. May he Rest In Peace and his memory bring you comfort.
Al and Carol Pereira.

Kristen Smith

November 17, 2020

Bob was one in a million! Always smiling and willing to lend a helping hand , he will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him . My heart breaks for Rose and the family . He taught us a few of his favorite card games , we camped together and had a lot of fun I consider him family and I will miss him terribly. Rest In Peace we love you and always will

Dorothy Peloso

November 17, 2020

My thoughts and prayers go out to you all at this sad time. I am sorry I won't be able to attend the services but I will be there in my heart. God Bless.
Love Dottie (Nadeau) Peloso

Robert G. Petteruti [and Charlie]

November 17, 2020

It was forty years ago that your family walked into our lives, when first Ray, then Donald and Michael applied for jobs at Guido's Restaurant and Big Alice's Ice Cream. We grew together from those early years of being in business, growing to become good friends, til the boys grew up and moved on with their lives. We have always remained near to one another in so many ways. And overseeing that brood of boys-turned into men- were always Rose and Bob.

Although the passing of someone so endearing to all who knew him is a sad time, we cannot think of Bob without breaking into a smile. He always brought much joy and joyeaux d’ vie to everyone he met. It is a remaining legacy he has given to us all.

Linda Nagle

November 16, 2020

Dear Rose and Fournier Family,
How well I remember "Fred" coming into the house on almost a daily basis when he worked for my father, Rod Simoneau. As soon as he walked in the door, the fun and jokes starting flying. I have often thought about him, especially when I think of my own Dad. They made quite a duo. One memory I have that made people laugh was when my father came home after they had been remodeling a local funeral home and told my mother and me that they had taken turns trying out various coffins and seeing what kind of lighting they liked best. I know you all have the greatest memories of such a fun-loving and wonderful man. My sincere condolences.
Linda (Simoneau) Nagle

Erin Nagle

November 16, 2020

Dear Fournier family,
I am so sorry for your loss. My name is Erin and my grandfather was Rod Simoneau. I remember "Fred" coming to my grandparents house as a child when he worked with my grandfather. He was always full of laughs and lots of fun. His favorite pastime was to hang me upside down! I was a little scared at first but then looked forward to it! May God bless you during this time and keep Fred alive with your joyous memories.

Lisa Soucy

November 16, 2020

Uncle Bob always had a joke to tell and loved to get my mom laughing. Any time my mom had visited with Aunt Rose and Uncle Bob she always came home with one of Uncle Bob's jokes to share with us and get us all laughing too. He will be missed. All our love to Aunt Rose, Bobby, Raymond, Donald and Michael. xoxo
Phil, Lisa, Michael and Katherine

Jim and Sandee Rynbrandt

November 16, 2020

Brown Bob, also known to us as One Coat Bob, will be sadly missed. He was such an upbeat person to be around. He just loved selling and reselling our stuff from the mini mall. Peace to all the family.

Steve McElroy

November 16, 2020

Bob, Ray, Donald and Mike

Your father did a lot of projects at my home and when he was finished he would step back and say " it's a thing of beauty". He said that all the time that my kids called your father The Thing of Beauty Man.

Sorry for your families loss.

Steve McElroy


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