Maxine Marie Fountaine

CALUMET – Maxine Marie Fountaine, 57, a resident of Calumet, passed away on Saturday June 22, 2013, at the Omega House following a lengthy illness brought on by a stroke in 2005.

She was born August 20, 1955 in Laurium a daughter of the late Ralph Grenley and Geraldine “Gerry” (Blau).

She graduated from Calumet High School with the class of 1973 where she participated in the ROTC Drill Team. Following her graduation, she attended Cosmetology School in Duluth, Minn.

After graduating in 1974, she began her career as a beautician at People’s Choice Salon.

Maxine was involved in numerous clubs and organizations, including the CLK Hockey Association Women’s Auxiliary, Cub Scout Pack Leader & American Legion Post 90 Women’s Auxiliary.

She was a devoted wife and mother who could usually be found working in the concession stand at hockey games when she was not cheering on the team.

She was an avid Detroit Red Wings fan and loved all types of crafting, quilting and baking. She also assisted with special events by creating centerpieces and one of a kind corsages for the ever supportive women of the Army National Guard.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Ralph and Geraldine; step-father, John Geshel; an infant brother, Michael; first husband, Joseph Meneguzzo.

Surviving are her husband, Fred Fountaine, whom she married in 1993 and has been a pillar of strength and support for her in the years following her stroke; her beloved sons, Jody (Amy Martin) and Jason (Michelle) grandchildren, Briana, Dawson and Maxine; brother, Brian Grenley and his children Billie Jo and Jessica; many other loved nieces, nephews and cousins.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Lake Linden on Tuesday June 25, 2013 with Rev. Peter Vorhes to officiate.

A celebration of Maxine’s life will be held at the L & L Bar in Calumet on Tuesday from 1-4 p.m.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be made to the Omega House 2211 Maureen Lane, Houghton, MI 49931.

The family will be forever grateful to the staff and volunteers of the Omega House for their exceptional care and loving comfort in Maxine’s last months.

Erickson-Crowley-Peter-son Funeral Home in Calumet is assisting the family with the arrangements. Online condolences can be left for the family at