John P.B. Fortin, 1929 - 2016

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John P.B. Fortin, 86, of 14 Janelle Street, Lewiston, died peacefully Saturday, January 2, 2016, at his home surrounded by family and friends. Born in Lewiston on November 8, 1929, he was the son of Arthur and Delia Bolduc Fortin. Educated in local schools, he was a graduate of Edward Little High School, class of ’50. John was a Dad’s Dad; spending all of his free time making sure his family had all they needed. He taught his boys about camping, hiking, hunting, and fishing. He taught them about every sport he knew and always made time to play with them no matter how many hours he was working at his jobs. He will be dearly missed. After being discharged from the Air Force, John became a Lewiston Police Officer. He held numerous positions on the force - Beat Officer, Identification Officer, Sergeant and he retired in 1977 after 23 years as a Lieutenant. After retirement he began his second career, of 19 years, working for the Hall & Knight Hardware company, where he quickly became one of the company’s top Salesmen. His sense of honesty and his good sense of humor made him a favorite with all his clients.  He was a lifelong member of Holy Cross Church and also a member of the Knights of Columbus. John is survived by his wife of 63 years, Claudette; his oldest son, Douglas and his wife Terri, and their three children, Kristin, Meghan, and Conor of Hingham, MA; his youngest son, Marc and his wife Nancy and their two children, Katherine and Emily of Winthrop; his middle son Richard and his wife Joanne of Fort Kent. He is also survived by four great grandchildren, Emelyn, Oisin, Will, and Aila. 

Funeral Notice

FORTIN, John, 86, of 14 Janelle Street, Lewiston, died in Lewiston on January 2, 2016. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday, 5 - 8 PM. Services will be Saturday, 11 AM, Holy Cross Church. Interment, St. Peter’s Cemetery. Donations may be made in his memory to Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice, 15 Strawberry Ave., Lewiston, ME 04240. 

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