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Fournier & Fournier Funeral Service, Woonsocket, RI
Mr. & Mrs. Stanislaus Fournier
In 1914 Stanislaus Fournier purchased a door-to-door funeral contract business, The National Funeral Association. He then sent his youngest son, Arthur V. Fournier to school to be a licensed funeral director and embalmer, and founded The Fournier & Fournier Funeral Home. Shortly after his other two sons Ovila and Hector joined the family business. The Funeral home was originally run as a storefront business, with wakes and funerals held in the family's home. A tenement on Cumberland St. was purchased in 1921, which is the location of the present Funeral home. In 1937 the building was renovated to include visitation rooms, and the wake was moved from the private home to the Funeral home.

Arthur became the sole owner of the Funeral home in the early 1950's and was joined by the second generation, two son-in-laws, Robert E. Darling and Robert G. Rock, and a nephew Roger H. Fournier.

The Fournier & Fournier Inc. Funeral Home has remained a family run business for over 85 years. The third generation of the Fournier family is now at the helm and continues to serve their families with the same compassion and understanding that preceded them.

Renee E. Darling

Renee is a third generation funeral director, serving her apprenticeship under her father Robert E. Darling. She attended the NE Institute of Fine Arts and Sciences in MA, and became a licensed funeral director in 1984. Renee Graduated from Johnson & Wales Culinary School in 1977. She is an active member of the Rotary International, and served as President in 2001-2002 of the Woonsocket Rotary Club. She is also a member of the RI Funeral Director's Association. Renee has two children, Elliot and Kali Darling, and lives with her husband Ron Miller.

Ronald R. Miller
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Ronald R. Miller is a graduate of FINE Mortuary College and has worked at the firm since 1999. He is a graduate of the Naval School of Health Sciences in San Diego, CA Field Medical Service School, Camp Pendleton, CA and Operating Room Technician School, Oakland CA. where he studied surgical anatomy and technique. He is also a licensed insurance agent specializing in life insurance and business insurance planning, earning a fellowship in 1995. He has been an insurance agent since 1985.

Ron is an active member of Rotary International serving as President of the Woonsocket Rotary Club from 2003-2004. He is a member of the Woonsocket Lodge of Elks and the RI Funeral Directors Association. He has two sons, Chris and Kyle Miller, and lives with his wife Renee E. Darling.

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