Norman â€śFooâ€ť Fournier, 86, loving husband of Jean (Lessard) Fournier, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 8, 2017.
Foo was born in Bristol on Aug. 20, 1930, to the late Horace and Marie (Letourneau) Fournier. He lived in Bristol all his life, graduating from Bristol High School in 1948. In high school, Foo was an exceptional athlete, lettering in both basketball and baseball. He had the privilege of pitching and winning the first night game Bristol High School played at Muzzy Field. Foo stayed active with his passion for sports, coaching in the Edgewood Little League and the Bristol Parks Department Pony and Colt Leagues for many years. In 2012, Foo was officially inducted into the Bristol Sports Hall of Fame. After his retirement from Reynolds American in 1987, he most often could be found on either a golf course or a tennis court. When not involved in sports, he spent much of his time volunteering for the BCO. He was also a devoted parishioner of St. Josephâ€™s Church.
In addition to his wife of 65 years, Foo leaves behind his children: Michele McEvily (Richard) and Thomas Fournier (Leanna Putman); his grandchildren: Kyle (Jessica), Conor, Erin (Andrew), Caitlin, Larissa (Benjamin) and Christopher; and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Foo on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Josephâ€™s Church, 33 Queen St., Bristol. Burial will follow with a procession to the Holy Family Mausoleum at St. Joseph Cemetery, Bristol. Relatives and friends may call at Funk Funeral Home, 35 Bellevue Ave., Bristol, on Tuesday between 4 and 7 p.m.. Memorial donations may be made to the Bristol Boys and Girls Club, 225 West St., or to St. Vincent DePaul Society-Bristol, 19 Jacobs St. Please visit Fooâ€™s memorial website at www.FUNK-FUNERALHOME.com .