Ann M. (Silke) Fournier

  • Died: September 2, 2017
  • Location: Danvers, Massachusetts

Peterson-O'Donnell Funeral Home

Peterson-O'Donnell Funeral Home
167 Maple Street, Danvers, MA 01923
Tel. (978) 774-6600

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

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DANVERS – Mrs. Ann M. (Silke) Fournier 78, of Danvers, beloved wife of the late Robert R. Fournier, died Saturday, September 2, 2017 at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading following a brief illness.

Born in Salem, she was the daughter of the late Mary M. (Fallon) Silke and Patrick J. Silke. She was raised and educated in Salem and was a graduate of Salem High School, Class of 1956.

Mrs. Fournier had been employed with the City of Salem, the City of Everett and most recently the City of Beverly as the Retirement Department Director until the time of her retirement in 2006.

A loving wife, mother and grandmother, Ann was a 35-year resident of the Town of Danvers. She enjoyed spending her time with her family and had a deep passion for animals, especially her beloved canine companions, Bailey and Kory. She especially relished time spent with her children, grandchildren and friends and will be deeply missed.

Ann is survived by her daughter Beth A. Fournier of Danvers, her son Mark Fournier and his wife Christa of Nahant, her granddaughter Felicia DeFeo of Nahant, her nieces and nephews, Stephen and May Zbikowski of California, Shawn Silke of Peabody, Julie Gallahue of Plymouth and Shannon McEachern of N.H.. and many great nieces and nephews. She was the dear friend of Pat Trueira with whom she shared more than 35 years of friendship. She was the sister of the late John, James and Margaret Silke and Dorothy Zbikowski.

ARRANGEMENTS: Her funeral service will be held graveside in the Walnut Grove Cemetery, 30 Sylvan St., Danvers, Thursday, Sept 7th at 10 A.M. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours in the Peterson-O'Donnell Funeral Home, 167 Maple St., (rte 62) Danvers, Wednesday, Sept 6th from 6 to 8 P.M. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Ann's memory to the Sawtelle Family Hospice House, C/O Development Office, Middlesex-East Visiting Nurse Hospice, 800 W Cummings Park, Suite 5000, Woburn, MA 01801. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit


Condolence & Memory Journal

We all loved cousin Ann. Such a warm and welcoming presence, so wise and considerate of everyone around her. She was one of my older cousins, so I was in awe of her growing up; what a treat to encounter her as a thoughtful, considerate, and accomplished adult. We were blessed with the gift of family, what with four sisters and a brother over here from Ireland, all living within 30 miles and looking after one another. We young ones were all close, and I mourn Ann's death as the loss of both family and friend.

Posted by Tom Kelly - Washington, DC - Family   September 06, 2017

Beth and Mark you had such a beautiful loving mother. She was full of laughs and supportive. I remember whenMark and I moved back from New York she hosted our surprise party. She was truly remarkable.

Posted by Patty and Mark Varnum - Tewksbury, MA - Family Friend   September 05, 2017

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