Patricia's Story

BREWER - Patricia Beatham (Grass) Fournier, 89, passed away peacefully February 21, 2015, at a Brewer health care center. She was born January 10, 1926, in Bangor, daughter of Leroy K. and Clara B. (Downes) Beatham.

She grew up in Brewer and graduated from Brewer High School, Class of 1943. She was a homemaker and a loving, devoted, and caring mother to her four children. She married Roland J. Fournier on June 25, 1977. They enjoyed thirty-two happy years together and traveled to many of Roland's annual Army reunions. For many years she loved playing weekly poker games with her friends. She will be remembered for her happy spirit, joyful laugh and sweet smile.

Patricia is survived by daughter, Carol Ann Pheil (Joe) of San Antonio, TX; son Ronald Grass and Debbie of Bangor; and son Kenneth Grass and Patty of Gardiner; six grandchildren, Michelle Jordan and husband Darryl and Melanie Garansuay of San Antonio, TX, Tracy Pinkham and husband Patrick of Orrington, Jaime Grass of Ocala, FL, and Kimberly Grass and Mickey Mitton of Brewer; eleven great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Roland J. Fournier; beloved son, Roger L. Grass; sister-in-law Barbara J. Hewes, who gave special attention to her during her lengthy stay at the health care center.

A private interment will take place at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Bangor, at a later time. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's & Dementia Association, 383 U.S. Route 1, Suite 2C, Scarborough, ME 04074, and online at

Arrangements by Kiley & Foley Funeral Service, 69 State St., Brewer.
Published in Bangor Daily News
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