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Herve J. Fortier

Obituary for Herve J. Fortier

June 29, 1930 - October 4, 2018
Manchester, New Hampshire | Age 88


Herve J. Fortier, 88, of Manchester, passed away on October 4,2018 at the Manchester VA Medical Center following a period of declining health.

He was born in Manchester on June 29, 1930, son of Alfred and Cora (Martel) Fortier, and a lifelong resident of the City.

He spent his career as a meat cutter at First National for 18 years, and worked at Uni-Care and Omni Care for 26 years. He was a member of the New Hampshire National Guard for 16 years.

Herve enjoyed all sports, especially the Boston teams, meeting his friends for breakfast on Thursday mornings, and playing cards, especially Cribbage. He also belonged to Monday night P.O. League and was a Parishioner of Parish of the Transfiguration. As quoted by one of his sons, "He taught us how to live, and now he taught us how to die."

He was predeceased by his brother Bob Fortier and sister Lucienne Roberge.

Family includes his wife of 66 years, Lorette (Chalifour) Fortier of Manchester; daughter Diane Fortier and fiancée Mike of New Boston; sons Richard Fortier and his wife Louise of Bedford, Dennis Fortier and his wife Diane of Manchester, Marc Fortier and his wife Linda of Manchester; brother Normand Fortier of Manchester; sisters Doris Compagna of Manchester, Simone Larochelle of Manchester, and Terry Grenier of Manchester, 6 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, two step grandchildren and their spouses, and 5 step great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to the incredible care by the Oncology department and the Community Living Center at the VA Medical Center, and D.A.V.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at The Parish of the Transfiguration Church, 107 Alsace St. Manchester. Committal prayers followed at Mount Calvary Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.

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Manchester, NH 03104
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