Georgia Blanche Fournier
(nee Clark) Walked into the light Friday, January 28, 2022. Dear mother of Leslie Terranova, Jean (Mark) Jacobi, Carolyn (Jeffrey) Heintz, Mary (John) Clohisy, sister of Billie Ann Gimborys and Mary Douglas, dear daughter of late Leonora and John Clark; dear grandmother of Nicole (Charlie), Jennie (Ted), Katie (Derek), David, A.B. (Jesse), Daniel (Kristi), Jessica (Amber), John Jr. (Anne), Timothy (Jen), Matthew (Rachael), Patrick; dear great-grandmother of 14. Preceded in death by beloved husband of 66 years Oscar Antonio Fournier, sister Elizabeth Yager, son-in-law Frank Terranova, sons Richard Allen and Michael Anthony, and great-grandson Pablo Valentine.
Georgia was born in Charlevoix, Michigan and grew up in Grand Haven, spending summers on the white sandy beaches of Lake Michigan. The eldest of four girls, Georgia was a kind and helpful sister and daughter. Georgia met the love of her life, Oscar, while working in a fine gift shop in Grand Haven. They connected over their passion for the Catholic faith and love of family and were married on October 25, 1952. They started their life together in Menomonee Falls, WI, where Georgia managed the home and Oscar worked as an engineer. Georgia was a home economics extraordinaire who loved raising her children, sewing, cooking, entertaining guests and hosting parties with Oscar. Once their children were school-aged, Georgia worked as a dental assistant for many years, taking great pride in her work.
Georgia loved music, history, baseball, reading, and sailing with Oscar on Lake Michigan and in the Gulf of Mexico after they retired to Florida. Georgia was a faithful Catholic and devotee of Saint Faustina. In her retirement years, she was active in her Florida church’s Cursillo group and served enthusiastically as a lay minister, bringing communion to nursing home residents. She enjoyed being a parishioner at Immacolata Catholic Church in St. Louis, MO in her final decades. She was an example of compassion and love to all who knew her.
Georgia took special delight in her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is remembered by her entire family as a source of profound unconditional love who always had a song and a prayer in her heart. She was a dear mother and friend to her daughters and sons-in-law, whom she referred to simply as her sons. Grama Georgia was a deeply loving, affirming, kind and thoughtful grandmother who will be missed and celebrated as a cherished ancestor.
Georgia’s family offers their deepest thanks to all of the caregivers who blessed our lives by sharing their loving care and companionship with Georgia as she neared the end of hers.
Services: Visitation and funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, February 1 at Immacolata Catholic Church, 8900 Clayton Road, Richmond Heights, MO 63117. Visitation at 9:30 a.m. in church gathering space with the Mass to follow at 10 a.m. Masks provided. In lieu of flowers, preferred charities include the Immacolata St. Vincent de Paul Society https://www.immacolata.org/St-Vincent-de-Paul.cfm and the Mental Health Awareness organization NAMI St. Louis https://www.namistl.org/support-and-education/support-groups/