Cecile I. (LePage)Fournier, of Dogwood Drive, went to be with her Lord on August 29, 2018, being blessed with life on Earth for 97 years.
Born May 11, 1921 in Berlin, NH, she was the fifth child and first daughter of ten children born to John and Eva (Gilbert) LePage. Cecile graduated from Sainte Regis Academy in 1938 and Berlin High School in 1940. She was a member of Sainte Anne Church, and member of the Daughters of Sainte Anne. She worked in the Brown Company Tower Room until she was 21yrs. old when she took on the role “Homemaker/Mother” for her four younger sisters, after the untimely death of their mother, as her four older brothers served in the Armed Forces during WWII. In 1948, she married the love of her life, Leo P. Fournier. They made their home in Portsmouth, NH, until Leo’s untimely passing 7/10/66.
Cecile was a dedicated Catholic woman who raised her family according to God’s word. She held an integral role within the gift of family and lovingly dedicated herself to serving others! She taught herself to do just about everything! She was an exceptional seamstress fashioning and refashioning clothing, costumes, etc. And knitter, making exceptionally well crafted mittens, hats and sweaters for her family and extended family! She assisted with daily household tasks, tended the garden, sent cards/called “Special Wishes”, baked the traditional tuotiere pies during the Christmas Season, watched over her grandchildren giving plenty of hugs and kisses or finger wagging when necessary! Cecile exemplified what it means to be a present and loving family role model. This gift of loving mindfulness as it pertains to one’s position in the family unit cannot be understated. Cecile led her life in this way and her legacy of maternal love for others has been nothing short of a blessing for those whom knew her as well as for future generation family members.
Cecile was devoted to her husband and her family and will be forever loved by her son, Cary Fournier of Webster, NY, daughter Mary and her husband Gregory “Joe” Griffin of South Berwick, ME; 2 grandchildren, Michelle and her husband Shane Moffett of Livermore Falls, ME and Gregory Griffin and his wife Jennifer of Oregon; 8 great-grandchildren, Logan, Ava, Eli, Avigail, Anna and Nolan Moffett, Ariana and Savana Griffin, sister Doris and her husband William Stuart of Columbus, NC and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial mass will be held on September 15, 10AM at St Anne’s Church (Parish of the Good Shepherd), Berlin, NH. Burial services will commence at St. Kieran’s Cemetery following the mass. Arrangements are entrusted to the Johnson Funeral Home, 26 Market Street, North Berwick, ME. Condolences may be expressed at www.JohnsonFuneralHomeME.com