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Jay Fournier, 76, longtime Hopkinton resident

by | Jul 19, 2023 | Obituaries

Jay Fournier

Jay Fournier

Joseph “Jay” Fournier, 76, passed away peacefully at his Hopkinton home surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Pauline Byrne Fournier, his son, John, his sister Joyce Jacobsen of Paxton, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He is predeceased by his parents, Joseph G. and Stella (Magerowski), and his sister Lucille Westberg of Sturbridge.

Jay was born and raised in Worcester. After graduating from North High School, he attended Framingham State College. He enlisted in the Navy and served on the Joseph P. Kennedy destroyer. He proudly served for 35 years in the Air National Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary. He was employed by the Worcester Gas Company for 40 years.

Jay and his wife lived in Hopkinton since 1978. Jay loved to read. He also enjoyed the ocean, especially sailing and swimming.

His funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, July 24, at 10:30 a.m. in St. Luke the Evangelist Church, 70 West Main Street, Westborough. Burial with military honors will follow in St. Luke’s Cemetery.

A calling hour will precede the funeral Mass from 9-10 a.m. at the Pickering & Son Westborough Funeral Home, 62 West Main Street, Westborough.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to St. Luke the Evangelist Church Memorial Fund (70 West Main Street, Westborough, MA 01581) or the VNA Care Hospice (254 2nd Avenue, #200, Needham, MA 02494).

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1 Comment

  1. John Mcnair

    Jay was always a good man to work with at the Gas company. We shared many laughs together. My condolences to his wife and family. Rest in peace Jay.🙏

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