Michael W. Fontaine
1957 – 2011
Rogers – Michael Wayne Fontaine, 54, of Boys Avenue died Friday September 9, 2011 unexpectedly in his home. He was the loving husband and best friend of Linda A. (Hardy) Fontaine for 38 years. Born in Putnam, he was the son of the late Ernest and Helen (Fifield) Fontaine.
Mr. Fontaine worked in the quality control department for the paper mill in Sprague for 32 years. He served as the financial secretary for the United Steel Workers Union, Local 1840. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, Michael is survived by his son, Dale R. Fontaine and his wife Amy, of Plainville, CT; his three daughters, Beth Frink and her husband Daniel, of Sterling, Jennifer Bates and her husband Tyke, of Rogers and Megan Fontaine of Rogers; his three brothers, Ernest Fontaine of Thompson, Bruce Fontaine of Putnam, and Brian Fontaine of Thompson; his six sisters Cynthia Bergeron of Simsbury, CT, Kathleen Fontaine of Dayville, Debra Neundorf of Thompson, Lisa Pratt of Thompson, Lori Herrick of Danielson, and Billie Jo Fontaine of Lowville, NY; his four beloved grandchildren, Anika Frink, Abigail Bates, Molly Bates, and Michael Fontaine and many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Eugene P. Fontaine who died on December 12, 2004.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Michael’s family from 3:00 to 5:00pm, on Tuesday September 13, 2011 in the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam. with a Funeral Service held at 5:00pm in the funeral home. Burial will be private in St. Mary Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, PO Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241. For Memorial Guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com