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Tree Surgeon Dies,
Dangling 25 Feet in Air

   NATICK, Mar. 28 (AP) A tree surgeon died, apparently of a heart seizure, while working in a tree today.
   A fellow worker, who saw Eugene Fournier, 35, in a state of collapse dangling by his safety belt 25 feet above the ground brought the stricken man's body down.
   After firemen with an inhalator failed to revive Fournier, medical examiner Dr. J. Harry McCann made a finding of death from an apparent heart attack.

[The Boston Globe, Boston, MA, 28 Mar 1960, Mon, Page 11]

FOURNIER In Norwood, age 35, Eugene, beloved husband of Thelma (Coolen) and father of Thomas and Richard Forrest, all of 1236 Washington st. Funeral from Paul H. Kraw Funeral Home. 1248 Washington st , Thursday morning, Mar. 31, at 8. Funeral services later. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Burial in Highlands Cemetery, Visiting hours 2-5 and 7-10,

The Boston Globe, Boston, MA, 29 Mar 1960, Tue, Page 22]

[courtesy of Pamela Butler]

Grave marker for Eugene J. Fournier in Highland Cemetery, Norwood (Norfolk county), Massachusetts.


Eugene registered for the draft in Lynn, MA on 2 December 1932 and was inducted into the Army in Boston, MA on 19 April 1943.

Pvt Fournier was admitted to a hospital on 22 November 1943 and his name does not appear on 508th records after that date.



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