Obituaries: Frenchie (Armand Joseph Cournoyer)

  • by BAR staff
  • Wednesday June 2, 2021
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Frenchie (Armand Joseph Cournoyer)
Frenchie (Armand Joseph Cournoyer)

Frenchie (Armand Joseph Cournoyer) passed away Sunday, May 23, 2021 in San Francisco. He was 80.

He was born in Central Falls, Rhode Island, the son of Joseph Cournoyer and Yvonne Marie Williamson.

Frenchie served in the U.S. Army from 1963 to 1969. After the war, he lived in Arizona and San Francisco with his partner, Keith Peffley.

He is survived by his sister Claire Blanchard; his sister-in-law Yola Cournoyer; and his husband, Michael Schroeder (Max).

He was a dancer, a "good cooker", and a raconteur nonpareil. No one who met him will forget his charm or his feisty spirit.

A memorial service in his honor is planned for Wednesday, June 16, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Pilsner Inn, 225 Church Street, San Francisco.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Swords to Plowshares.

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