Robert “Robére” Sant Fournier, 81, of Beverly, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 23. Born in Bermuda, to the late Hugh and Gwendolyn (Wood) Sant Fournier, he was the loving husband of Harriet (Becovsky) Sant Fournier.
Robére grew up in Malta and was educated in England and Belknap College in New Hampshire. Robére was a retired Master Chief of U.S. Coast Guard and Commander of the U.S. Power Squadron Beverly/Marblehead where he also taught sailing. He was a magazine editor and office manager for a publishing company. He also enjoyed working at the Salem Trolley and North Shore Music Theatre, volunteering at Meals on Wheels, and helping the homeless.
Robére loved traveling with his wife Harriet, being with family, friends, his cat Sasha, and spending time with his Coast Guard buddies. He loved the sea and considered himself an island man. Robére was especially fond of living in his home next to the Bass River in Beverly. He shared passions for meteorology, local and world history, and found great enjoyment in planes, trains, automobiles, and boats.