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Louis Paul R. Fontaine


Louis Paul Roger Fontaine, 91, passed away peacefully on February 7, 2023, just 361 days after his beloved wife, Theresa (Vadnais) Fontaine.

Born in Springfield on October 30, 1931, he was the eldest son of the late Paul & Annette (Bedford) Fontaine.

Louis is survived by his daughter, Elizabeth Jones & husband Steven of Wilbraham, son, Richard & wife Trina of Armonk, NY, grandchildren, Anthony & August Jones and Harrison & Calvin Fontaine, sister, Marie-Jeanne Mireault of Springfield, and sisters-in-law, Joan Fontaine of Agawam, and Maureen Fontaine of Ludlow.

Along with his loving wife of 67 years, he was predeceased by his brothers, Eugene & Donald Fontaine, sister, Germaine Robbins & husband Norman, and brother-in-law, Leon Mireault.

Louis graduated from Trade High School in Springfield and served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He was Vice-President and Co-Owner of Solar Trucking Co. for 25 years.

Louis and Theresa retired to North Fort Myers, FL in 1993 and enjoyed many years with friends at Pine Lakes Country Club. He enjoyed playing golf almost daily, participating in social events within their community, and was a master popcorn maker for Pine Lakes’ jubilant bingo games.

He was a longtime parishioner of St. George’s Catholic Church in Chicopee and St. Therese Catholic Church in North Fort Myers, FL.

 

The family would like to thank the staff of Life Care Center of Wilbraham for their dedicated care of Louis and Theresa in their final years.

Family and friends are invited to visit Sunday, February 12, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Tazzini Funeral Home, 22 Locust Street in Springfield. Louis’ Liturgy of Christian Burial will be Monday, 10:00 a.m., meeting at St. Cecilia’s Parish in Wilbraham. Louis’ burial, with military honors, will follow at St. Aloysius Cemetery in Indian Orchard.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial contribution to Disabled American Veterans at DAV.org/Donate, or to a charity of your choice.

Please visit www.TazziniFuneralHome.com for condolences.

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