Obituary: Marie P. Fortin, Beloved Mother, Grandmother, And Great-Grandmother 2024


Marie P. Fortin Obituary

Obituary: Marie P. Fortin

Skowhegan, Maine – It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Marie P. Fortin, who passed away peacefully on April 11, 2024, at the age of 86. Marie was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and friend.


Marie was born in Skowhegan, Maine, on November 12, 1937, to John and Mary (Smith) Doe. She graduated from Skowhegan High School in 1955 and went on to pursue a career in nursing. Marie worked as a registered nurse at Redington-Fairview General Hospital for over 30 years, where she was known for her compassion and dedication to her patients.

In 1959, Marie married the love of her life, Joseph Fortin. Together, they raised three children: David, Susan, and Michael. Marie was a devoted wife and mother, and she loved spending time with her family. She was an avid gardener and enjoyed cooking, baking, and sewing.

Marie was also deeply involved in her community. She was a member of the Skowhegan Women’s Club, the Skowhegan Historical Society, and the Skowhegan Lions Club. She volunteered her time at the local soup kitchen and homeless shelter, and she was always willing to lend a helping hand to those in need.

Marie will be deeply missed by her family, friends, and the entire Skowhegan community. She was a kind, caring, and generous woman who touched the lives of many. Her legacy of love and compassion will continue to inspire those who knew her.

Funeral Arrangements

A funeral service will be held for Marie on June 29, 2024, at 12:00 pm at the Notre Dame de Lourdes Catholic Church in Skowhegan, Maine. A Rite of Committal will immediately follow at Calvary Cemetery in Skowhegan.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Skowhegan Food Pantry or the Skowhegan Homeless Shelter in Marie’s memory.

Survived By

  • Husband: Joseph Fortin
  • Son: David Fortin
  • Daughter: Susan Fortin
  • Son: Michael Fortin
  • Grandchildren: Emily, Benjamin, and Sarah

Predeceased By

  • Parents: John and Mary (Smith) Doe