Peter C. Fontaine


Peter C. Fontaine, 77, award winning sports columnist died Wednesday, March 27, 2024.

Born in North Kingstown, he was a son of the late Alphonse C. and Anna L. (Raitano) Fontaine. Pete was a graduate of North Kingstown High School where he had earned all-league football and baseball honors.

In the early 70s, he served as sports editor for two of New England’s prized newspapers and covered area college, high school and amateur sports. Pete’s former sports sections were continuously cited for excellence by the New England Press Association and was honored by the 6th State Group of Writing Excellence. He also served as Vice President of Words Unlimited, an organization for sports writers and announcers. He had at one time his own daily radio program which featured sports commentary.

Pete also had success as both administrator and coach in youth sports. Pete had directed New England’s Babe Ruth tournaments and founded the South County Junior Football Club. He also coached his former basketball team to 3 state and divisional championships. Pete was also named coach of the year in DeMolay basketball and fastpitch softball. For the past several years, he continued as a sports writer for the Narragansett Times, Kent County Daily Times and Beacon Communications.

He is survived by his longtime companion, Georgia J. Pappas.

Relatives and friends are invited to his funeral service Tuesday, April 2, 2024 at 9am in St. Barnabas Church, 3257 Post Rd, Warwick. Visiting hours are respectfully omitted.  In his memory, donations to St. Barnabas Church or your favorite charity will be appreciated. For information and condolences visit