Nancy Bella Fournier

  • Born: May 6, 1955
  • Died: March 23, 2017
  • Location: Avon, Connecticut

Carmon Community Funeral Homes

301 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001

Tel. (860) 673-8610

Tribute & Message From The Family

Nancy Bella (Gabey) Fournier, 61, of Avon, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Thursday, March 23, 2017. Nancy was born in Dumont, NJ, the daughter of Richard Gabey, Sr., and the late Dolores (Levinson) Gabey. Nancy grew up in Bergen County, NJ and graduated from Indian Hills High School in Oakland, NJ in 1973. After moving to Connecticut, Nancy served as an executive assistant at The Hartford for over 30 years, and was most recently the Assistant Director at Belden Forest Court retirement home in Simsbury. She always put the needs and happiness of the residents under her care before her own, and looked after them with great affection and kindness. Nancy had a warm and caring soul that she loved to share with others, and her infectious laugh made it easy for her to make lasting friends. She had a big heart—and an even bigger sense of adventure—which helped her find moments of pure peace in the outdoors. She loved to spend time doing anything under the sun, whether it was lying on the beach in Key West, going out for a boat ride, or tending to her flowers. Her family was her greatest passion, and she cherished and loved the time she was able to spend with her grandchildren. Nancy was truly special to everyone who was fortunate to have her in their life, and she will be dearly remembered every day. Nancy is survived by her father Richard and his wife, Ruth; her son Jesse Crifasi and his wife Rebecca; her brothers Steve Gabey, Rick Gabey and his wife Sandy, Scott Gabey and his wife Donna; her sisters Linda Garreau and her husband Russ, and Elizabeth Williams and her husband Cary; four adored grandchildren, Savannah (Rainy), Zachary, Laura, and Caroline; her life partner Leo Fournier; many nieces and nephews; her beloved "best buddy" Bella, and dear friends she considered family. She was predeceased by her mother, Dolores. Nancy's family will receive friends on Saturday, April 1, from 1:00-3:00 pm at the Carmon Funeral Home & Family Center, 301 Country Club Rd., Avon. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 pm following the calling hours. Memorial donations in Nancy's memory may be made to a charity of personal significance. Her family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to the doctors, nurses and staff of the Bliss 9 Critical Care Unit at Hartford Hospital, and especially Bob, for the wonderful care and compassion they extended to Nancy and her family. For online condolences or to share a memory of Nancy with the family, please visit


Condolence & Memory Journal


God Speed u Girl! We had sooo many laughs, fun & craze working together! U could handle anything with grace! XO MUAH

Posted by Debbie Tryon - Charlotte, NC   March 29, 2017

My deepest condolences on the passing of Nancy; a passionate soul that had a zest for life like no other. She was deeply devoted to her family and "Bella" and would share amazing stories. Nancy was instrumental in my hiring process back in 2006 at The Hartford. We both loved the beach and we'd laugh at all her pontoon boat stories. She's been granted her "wings" so watch out family. She'll be guiding and watching over you as only she can. May the fond memories you've shared with her over the years bring you comfort in the days ahead.Peace, Prayers and Love,

Posted by Andrea Winkler    March 28, 2017

Linda, I was so saddened to hear about Nancy. We shared many laughs over the years at work. My very deepest condolences to you and your sister's family. She will be missed.

Posted by Edie Van Allen - Canton, CT   March 28, 2017

I am so sad to hear about Nancy. Linda I immediately thought of you and all of the family. Know you are in my thoughts and she was a bigger than life person and again so sad to hear.. Kat Goodman

Posted by Kat Goodman Silva    March 27, 2017

To Linda and your entire family...Please accept our sincerest sympathies for the loss of your beautiful sister. We know what a close relationship you had and how deeply she will be missed. Love and prayers to you all. Roxanne and Joseph Piazza

Posted by Roxanne Piazza    March 27, 2017

Nancy was a very special lady !! She would light up the room the minute that she entered.
She always had a beautiful smile.Everyone was her friend.She was loved by everyone who met her.She will be missed by all.Rest in peace beautiful lady.

Posted by Sandy Quigley - Simsbury, CT   March 26, 2017

I met Nana through Gerard Petrofsky, one of my dearest friends. Nana came with the package, and I cannot imagine my life without her. As I'm sure everyone who knows her is already aware of, Nana was her own fun loving, sweet caring person to those she loved. But watch out! She was also a mother cougar to those who got in her way! I will keep close to my heart all the wonderfully fun times we had together. Stories I can't tell here, but you can all imagine.... I love my Nana with all my heart!

Posted by Daniel O'Neil - Windermere, FL - Friend   March 25, 2017