LACONIA — Maurice "Mo" Fontaine, 82, of Laconia went home to be with God, on Saturday, September 21, 2013, at his home, surrounded by his family.
Maurice was born in Laconia, September 6, 1931, the son of Joseph and Exilia (Remillard) Fontaine and was raised and schooled in Laconia.
Maurice served in the U. S. Army and finished his education there as well. He worked at several different places in Laconia and Connecticut as a licensed Professional Engineer.
Maurice was a member of the American Society of Quality Engineers and was a past member of the Lakes Region Management Club. He was a past member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion and a twenty- year member of the Laconia Lodge of Elks No. 876.
As a member of St. Andre Bessette Parish, he was very active in his parish and community. He served on many different parish committees and was a lector and Eucharistic Minister. He spent many years as a Hospice Volunteer and volunteered at the Belknap County Home. He received the 1999 Belknap County Vaughan Award for his volunteer work as well as a reward from the Belknap County Home for his service there.
In addition to his parents, Maurice was predeceased by his three brothers, Raymond, Roland and Leo Fontaine.
Maurice loved his family and was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He loved the ocean and spent time walking the beach with his family. His hobbies included photography and spending time with Family.
Maurice is survived by his wife of fifty years, Beulah "Bo" (Willey) Fontaine, of Laconia; two daughters, Anita Fontaine of Tilton and children, Derek Dutton of Tilton and Dinelle Dutton of Chichester and Lisa Fontaine Storez and children, Jillian Storez of Brighton, Mass, Joseph Storez of Belmont and David Storez of Belmont and their father, Chuck; one son, Mark Fontaine, and his wife, Michelle, of Hernando Beach, Florida and children, Adam Fontaine and Abigail Fontaine both of Florida; a sister-in-law, Mary Ann Fontaine, of Florida, Brother- in-law Stan and wife Dawn, Brother-in-law Ken and wife Sandy, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 10 a.m. at St. Andre Bessette Parish, St. Joseph Church, 30 Church Street, Laconia, N.H.
Burial will follow in the family lot at St. Lambert Cemetery, Province Street, Laconia, N.H.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to Hands Across The Table, PO Box 6553, Laconia, N.H. 03247-6553 or to Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main Street, Laconia, N.H.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.