Obituary of Joseph Tyler Fournier
Joseph Tyler Fournier, “Joey” passed away in a single car accident on Monday morning, November 1, 2021-he was just 18 years old. Joey was born in Boston and grew up in Burlington. As a child and teenager, he was involved in many sports but loved football and hockey the most. He played high school hockey and also played for the Eastern Mass Senators hockey team for several years. He was a 2021 graduate of Burlington High School and was currently in school studying to become an EMT. His goal was to become a firefighter.
Joey had a kind and loving heart. He was known for putting others first, never judging, and always making sure everyone around him was welcomed with open arms. Joey was selfless, known for always being the mediator when times were tough and was the glue that kept everyone together. He was the host, the planner, and the dreamer. Joey lit up a room just by walking into it. He wore his heart on his sleeve and treated those he crossed paths with like they were family. Joey’s smile and his laugh were contagious. He loved being with his family and friends just as much as they loved being with him.
Joey was a special gift to his parents. He brought so much joy to their lives from childhood, to his teenage years and into young adulthood. He had an incredible connection to his siblings Matt and Alayna. As children they were inseparable, always together and looking for the next adventure. That bond grew stronger as they entered into their teen years as did their love for each other.
As a family, they shared many unforgettable moments. Family vacations, countless trips to zoos, aquariums, amusement parks and their many family gatherings with grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles will always be treasured memories. Joey’s life was a true blessing. He loved his family and friends unconditionally and never hesitated to share that love which will live eternally in our hearts forever.
Joey was the loving son of Thomas & Maria (Ntakoulas) Fournier. He was the fun and loving brother of Matthew and Alayna Fournier. He was the proud grandson of Theodore & Helen Ntakoulas of Brockton and Ronald and Jeanne Fournier of Burlington. He was the nephew of Georgia Marmanidis of Billerica, Michelle & Daniel Carney of Burlington and Taso & Christine Ntakoulas of Pembroke. He was the cousin of Nick, Ted, Sophie, T. J., Erica & Katie. He was also survived by many dear friends.
Visiting hours will be held at the Edward V Sullivan Funeral Home, 43 Winn St., Burlington on Friday, Nov. 5 from 4-8 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at St. Athanasius the Great Greek Orthodox Church, 4 Appleton St., Arlington, www.saintathanasius.org, on Saturday, Nov. 6 at 10 a.m. Services will conclude with burial in Pine Haven Cemetery, Burlington. In lieu of flowers memorials in Joseph’s name may be made to People Helping People, PO Box 343, Burlington MA 01803 www.peoplehelpingpeopleinc.org
Edward V. Sullivan
43 Winn Street
Burlington, MA 01803
Ph: (781) 272-0050