Paula J. Fournier

Date of Passing:

December 8, 2018

Fournier, Paula J., 57, formerly of Central Avenue, East Providence died unexpectedly on December 8, 2018. She was the beloved wife of James N. Fournier.

Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Joaquim “Jake” and Alice (Almeida) Saraiva, she lived in East Providence for many years and in Harrisville for 6 years.

Mrs. Fournier was a shipping clerk for Rexam-DSI for many years. She also was co-owner of the Ginny-B Camp Store.

Paula was a member of the Rhode Island PT Cruiser Club. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, crafts, camping and foster cats.

Besides her husband of 35 years, she is survived by a son, Neal J. Fournier of Providence; a daughter, Alison L. Fournier of East Providence; two grandchildren, Matthias L. Fournier and Mittilda Chapa both of Texas; a brother, Joaquim Saraiva Jr. of Warwick and two sisters, Gail Fredrick of East Providence and Lisa R. Duarte of East Providence. She was the sister of the late Debra Saraiva.

Her funeral service will be held on Saturday December 15, 2018 in the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 2 p.m. Calling hours are Saturday 12 noon-2 p.m. Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contribution’s in Paula’s memory to a Pet Rescue of your choice would be deeply appreciated.

Online Condolences


  1. My deepest condolences to the Fournier family,

    I am really sorry to hear about Paula. May the God of all comfort give you peace of mind in this difficult times. Please know it was never God’s purpose for people to die. Actually The Only True God, Jehovah, considers death an enemy he is getting rid of in the near future so no one has to go through this pain ever again. (Psalm 83:18) He will also give life again to our loved ones including your beautiful Paula. These Bible promises are found in 1 Corinthians 15:16 “And the last enemy, death, is to be brought to nothing” and Acts 21:45 “And I have hope toward God, which hope these men also look forward to, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous.” May you find hope in these amazing promises.

  2. Dear Jim,

    I am so sorry to hear about Paula’s passing. I know it’s difficult when you are so close. It’s good you have children and family to love and support you. My thoughts and prayers are with you Jim.


  3. Dear Jim,

    I am so sorry to hear of Paula’s passing. I know it is very difficult to lose someone so close to you. It is good that you have children and family who love you and will support you during this tough time. My thoughts and prayers are with you Jim.

    Your long time neighbor and friend
    Fondly, Marcia

  4. Jim,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


  5. Our deepest sympathy to the whole family..We love you Neal and we are here for you. May the good memories you all have with her keep you going through this difficult time.
    Sal and Darrah

  6. Jim, Alison, Neal
    On behalf of myself and the entire Class of 1979, our deepest and sincerest condolences go out to the family in your time of need. Paula was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed by all.

  7. Paula will be greatly missed. My prayers are with the family.

  8. Jim, Neal and Alison, I’m so sad to hear of Paula’s passing. She was a good friend. I recently sent her a picture of Neal and Andy when they were babies and she babysat for me, she loved it and I could just see her excitement (that smile)! She will be sadly missed and I’m so sorry for your loss…Sue Jesseman

  9. Sending condolences. Sorry for your loss Jim.

    From Tom Crum and Family

  10. Paul and I are so so sorry for your lost are thoughts are with you and all your family…D 8

  11. So sad to hear this Jim, my heart goes out to you and your family. Always remember the love you shared with Paula

  12. Thoughts and prayers to Jim and his family. Paula was a sweet lady who was always smiling at the campground. She will be missed.

  13. My deepest condolences to Paula’s entire family.
    I had the pleasure of working with Paula at Rexam DSI many years ago and she was a good friend. A wonderful woman, caring and very funny. I am so very sorry.

  14. In loving memory of the late Oscar Thomas and families.

  15. I worked with “Jake” on EPPD for many years. My prayers are with your family through this time of sorrow.

  16. To Jim, Alison, Neal and the entire families of Paula
    We extend our sincerest condolences during this time of bereavement.
    Our prayers are with you. Paula was a beautiful spirit who loved her children.

  17. Our deepest sympathies go out to the Fournier family and to Paula sisters Gail and Lisa our families are struggling now but we will get through it with wonderful thoughts and loving memories love cousin Frank&Deb

  18. Our heartfelt condolences to Jim, Neal , Alison and also Gail .

  19. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    I’ll always treasure the memories me, you and debbie made . Paula rest in peace you will be missed deeply
    Debra Zitano

  20. While there are no words or actions that will take away your pain, we hope you are surrounded by much love and support at this difficult time. May the light from Godś Word be a guide and comfort through the darkness of your loss (2 Corinthians 1:3,4).

  21. So sorry for your loss Renee, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love Sherri

  22. I am so sorry for your loss Gail and family. Sending love to you all. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers

  23. To the Fournier and Saraiva families:
    I was very saddened to hear the news of Paula’s passing. We were in grammar school together and over the past several years have been in touch on social media. When I think of Paula, the words “compassionate, thoughtful, and kind” come to mind. I admired her for her work with the foster cats and often would look to her for advice on my own neighborhood strays. Although we hadn’t seen each other in person in many years, I counted her as a friend and she will be missed. Honored and blessed to have known her. My deepest sympathies.

  24. I am very sorry for your loss Jim, our thoughts and prays are with you and your entire family during this difficult time.

  25. God bless you Jim, and your family. such a horrible time of year to lose someone so special. We will never forget her.

  26. We are so sorry for your loss. Paula will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you

  27. Jim, Alison , Neil , Gail, Renee, ,
    I have no words, I’m speechless. You all are in my prayers for strength to get through this awful time; I can’t imagine what you all are going through . I will see you all soon..
    Rest In Peace, my beautiful cousin Paula….

  28. Our Deepest Sympathy to all of you. Paula will be missed by many. Remember all the great memories you all made together.
    May she Rest In Peace
    Jerry & Marie Rossi

  29. Sending our sympathy and prayers to the entire Fournier and Saraiva family. We are sad to hear about the passing of Paula.
    God Bless,
    Judy & Julie Silva

  30. To the Fournier Family
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort. Rip Paula

  31. Jim, you know all too well how Janet and I feel about your wife and my sister. Her passing was so sudden, it took us all by surprise. May she be eternally happy in the company of her mother until we are all reunited once again. we are so privileged to have had her in our lives. She had an enormous heart that she readily shared her love with stray or orphaned cats and dogs often fostering and most times committing herself to their health and well being by adopting them herself. what a beautiful lady she was, inside and out, and will be sorely missed .Neil and Alison. our thoughts and prayers are with you as well. your Mom was a special lady and we are proud to have known her. anything Jan or I can do to help, please let us know. Sister…. till we meet again…. we love you

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