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Virginia Mae Fournier

January 7, 1932 December 28, 2017
Virginia Mae Fournier
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Obituary for Virginia Mae Fournier

Virginia Mae Fournier, a longtime resident of Highland, went to be with the Lord on December 28, 2017 at the age of 85.

Born in Hoven, South Dakota on January 7, 1932, Virginia grew up in Pontiac, Michigan where her family moved when she was two and where she graduated from St. Michael’s Parish.  She was one of eleven children born to John Lauinger and Marie (Mary) Ehrmann Lauinger.

She met Lawrence Fournier through his two cousins who were classmates, they were married on September 10, 1949, at St. Michael in Pontiac. They made their home in Highland overlooking Leonard Lake and were members of St. Mary’s Parish in Milford before joining the new Church of the Holy Spirit Parish on their street.  Virginia worked in housekeeping at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Pontiac before retiring in 1980 after twenty years of service.  In retirement she enjoyed antiquing, serving as an appraiser for estate sales, and her camaraderie with the Maria Moore Questers.

At her gingerbread-like home on the hill with a white picket fence, Virginia enjoyed cooking and entertaining for family and friends.  Her fried chicken and potato salad were everyone’s favorite and all remember her proclamation of “best meal I ever made” after completing one her creations.  She was a great party organizer and kept her family close and connected with parties and holidays together at her home.  She was the ‘social glue’ that held her family together and she will be dearly missed.

She was preceded in death by Lawrence, her beloved husband of over fifty-nine years, a daughter, Michelle Campbell, and a son, David Fournier.  She is survived by her daughter, Vivian Compeau; her son, Greg (Rosemary) Fournier; daughter-in-law, Denise Fournier; grandchildren, Jennifer (Brandon) Leslie, Andrew (Carlie) Fournier, Matt (Niki) Fournier, Sara (Justin) Ellis, Amanda (Christopher) Carpinelli, Laura Fournier, Katie Fournier, Larry Fournier, and Jacob Fournier; great grandchildren, Morgan Leslie, Logan and Kacen Carpinelli, Jaime, Nora, and Miles Fournier, and Laney Ellis; siblings, Richard Lauinger, Rosemary Mielke, Patricia McLaughlin, Edward Lauinger, Betty Miller, Kathy Shadrick, Frank Lauinger, and many nieces, nephews and dear friends.

Mass of the Resurrection will be held at Church of the Holy Spirit, 3700 N. Harvey Lake Rd., Highland, on Thursday, January 4, at 10AM with The Rev. Fr. Wayne Ureel officiating. A luncheon will follow at the church. Burial Highland Cemetery. Friends may visit at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 E. Liberty St., Milford, on Wednesday, January 3, from 3-8PM and on Thursday from 9AM until Mass. A Vigil Service will be held on Wednesday evening at 7PM. Memorials may be made to the family to be used for something special in her name (checks payable to Jennifer Leslie). For further information please phone 248-684-6645.

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3:00 PM 1/3/2018 3:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 1/3/2018 8:00:00 PM
Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Milford

404 E. Liberty Street
Milford, MI 48381

Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Milford
404 E. Liberty Street Milford 48381 MI
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10:00 AM 1/4/2018 10:00:00 AM
Church of the Holy Spirit

3700 Harvey Lake Road
Highland, MI 48357

Church of the Holy Spirit
3700 Harvey Lake Road Highland 48357 MI
United States

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Highland Cemetery Final Resting Place

Milford Road & M59

Milford Road & M59
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