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BRUNSWICK — Leila B. Fournier, 83, of Brunswick and formerly of Freeport, died Feb. 6, at Horizons Living and Rehabilitation Center. She was born June 27, 1932, in Brunswick, a daughter of Alden and Ethel (Lakeland) Bragdon.
Fournier attended the Growstown School and graduated from Brunswick High School with the class of 1950.
She worked in various local businesses, including Downeast Pharmacy in Freeport, and Freeport Shoe Shop. Fournier also worked as a bookkeeper for St. Jude’s Parish in Freeport for 18 years while keeping the books for her husband’s contracting business.
Fournier was an active communicant of St. Jude’s Parish in Freeport, where she served as a Eucharistic minister, sang in the church choir, was a past president of the parish council and served on most of the church commissions. She also served for many years on the board of directors for Growstown Cemetery Association.
She enjoyed traveling, crocheting, doing crossword puzzles, time with family and knitting catnip toys for the Coastal Humane Society.
Fournier was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Romeo J. Fournier; and three sisters, Betty Albee, Helen Roy and Edna Brooks.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews.
A memorial Mass will be held in May in St. Jude’s Church, Freeport. In lieu of flowers, donations in Fournier’s memory may be sent to the Coastal Humane Society, 30 Range Road, Brunswick, ME 04011, or to St. Jude’s Catholic Church, 134 Main Street, Freeport, ME 04032.