Ellsworth W. “Al” Fountain, 100, a resident of Somerset for over 65 years, passed away Thursday, February 13, 2020 in St. Anne’s Hospital. He was the husband of the late Rita (Jasmin) Fountain.
Born in Plattsburg, NY, a son of the late Horace Fountain and the late Adelaide (Golden) Fountain, he lived in Cambridge, MA for a time before moving to Somerset. Al worked many years in the silversmith business of Taunton at both Reed & Barton and the former F.B. Rogers Co. He was a long time volunteer at the Somerset Historical Society, and a communicant of St. Patrick’s Church, Somerset.
He is survived by three daughters, Janet St. Laurent and her husband Robert, Donna Gouveia and her husband Jordan, and Sandra Joynt and her husband Robert; a son, David Fountain and his girlfriend Dawn; four grandchildren, Heather, Greg, Michelle and Kevin; four great grandchildren, Alex, Isabella, Parker and Everett; also many nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by six siblings, Gordon, Celesta, Otis, Thelma, Beulah, and Barbara.
His funeral will be held Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 9AM from the Hathaway Community Home for Funerals, 900 Buffinton St., Somerset, MA, with a 10 AM Mass of Christian Burial in St. Patrick’s Church, South St., Somerset. Burial will follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Somerset. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Calling hours Monday 4-7 PM.
Donations in Mr. Fountain's memory may be made to the American Heart Association. www.heart.org.
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