Marguerite M. Fontaine WALDEN/HARDWICK — Marguerite Marie Fontaine 90, formerly of Walden and Hardwick, died peacefully on Saturday June 8, 2019, at the Barre Gardens Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Barre. She was born January 5, 1929 in Thetford Mines, Quebec, Canada, the daughter of the late Wilfred J. and Amanda (Robarge) Dodier. She attended Thetford Mines public schools. In her earlier years, she was employed by her father on the family dairy farm. On April 1, 1950, she married Fernand Oscar Fontaine in Thetford Mines and stayed at home to care for her family. In 1959 her family moved to Vermont where she and her husband purchased a dairy farm in Walden and later they purchased another farm in Holland. Marguerite was a member of St. Norbert’s Catholic Church in Hardwick. She enjoyed playing cards, gardening, cooking and especially traveling to Florida for the winter months. Survivors include: four children, Claude Fontaine and his wife, Eileen of Walden, Gilles Fontaine and his wife, Lynette of Hardwick, Marc Fontaine and his companion, Sharon Bissell of East Montpelier and Lise Kohsiels and her husband, John of West Palm Beach, Florida; a daughter-in-law, Sally Fontaine of Walden; 13 grandchildren; four great- grandchildren; seven brothers: Leo, Denis, Maurice, Erie, Fernand, Jean and Renaud Dodier, all of Thetford Mines, Canada; six sisters: Jeanette Dodier of Granby, Carmen Dodier of Montreal, Suzelle Dodier, Laurienne Dodier and Christiane Dodier, all of Thetford Mines, Regenne Dodier of Waterloo; as well numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband, Fernand, in 2009; two sons, Bruno Fontaine in 2013 and Marcel Fontaine in 2019; and five siblings, Simonne Dodier, Edwin Dodier, Leona Dodier, Pierette Dodier and Elyette Dodier. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 14, 2019 at St. Norbert ’s Catholic Church in Hardwick, with Father Francis Prive celebrant. Burial will follow in the family lot in the Fairview Cemetery in Hardwick. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Cabot Emergency Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 32, Cabot, VT 05647. Arrangements are in the care of Dian R. Holcomb of Northern Vermont Funeral Service, 60 Elm St., Hardwick.

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