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Henry J Fournier, Jr., 85, of Peabody and formerly of Danvers and Lynn, died Saturday evening at the Continuing Care at Brooksby Village in Peabody. He was the devoted husband of Gail (Latham) Fournier, with whom he shared over 60 years of marriage.
Born in Lynn, he was the son of the late Henry J. Fournier, Sr. and Hazel (Carpenter) Fournier. He was raised and educated in Lynn, later lived in Danvers for 12 years, and spent the last two years living in Peabody.
Henry was a veteran of the Korean War who served with the United States Marines before being honorably discharged in 1954. Upon his discharge, he was employed for numerous glass companies on the North Shore and retired after 30 years as a glazier with Salem Glass Company.
Henry enjoyed ballroom dancing and was a member of the American Legion. He also enjoyed working on projects inside and outside the home and was a skilled carpenter, helping family and friends with many home improvement projects throughout his life.
Besides his loving wife of 60 years, he is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Bonnie Fournier of Lynn; his two daughters and sons-in-law, Stacey and David Eccleston of Swampscott and Sharon and Ernie Stavropoulos of Lynn; his sister, Shirley Nordstrom of Lynn; his beloved seven grandchildren, Nicole Coughlin of Danvers, Brian and his wife, Danielle Fournier of Lynn, Keith Fournier of Easton, Natalie Eccleston of Brooklyn, N.Y., Timothy Eccleston of Swampscott and Katherine and Jessica Stavropoulos of Lynn; his three great-grandsons, Christopher Wheeler and Evan and Chase Fournier; his sister-in-law, Sharon and her husband, George Beeler of Lynn; and dear family friend, Jeanne Hillios of Salem. He was predeceased by his two sisters, Rita Nestor and Claire Shipman.
Following cremation, his family will receive relatives and friends on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody. His family will gather at the funeral home on Saturday at 11 a.m., which will be followed by a graveside service at 11:15 a.m. at St. Jean’s Cemetery, Lynn. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to Parkinson Disease research at www.parkinson.org. For directions and online obituary, visit www.ccbfuneral.com.
Published on  April 6, 2017
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