Published DateLACONIA — Larry Fortin, 86, of Franklin Street, died Monday, March 11, 2013 at the Laconia Center.
A loving and devoted husband of 63 years to Kathleen. Survived by wife Kathleen Fortin and four daughters, Marie LaLena (Peter deceased), Patricia Fortin, Ann Desroches (Dave deceased) and Kathleen Fortin. Two sons, Thomas Fortin (Deborah) and Lucien Fortin (Nancy). Seven grandchildren, Brendyn, Liam, Michelle, Cassandra, Justin, Kyra and Timothy.
Loving and devoted husband and father. Avid hunter, fisherman and believed in sharing the fruits of the land.
Larry had many accomplishments in his life. Honorable discharge from the United States Navy. Brooklyn Navy Yard. First US Postal Service mail carrier for Woodbury, NY. A volunteer fire fighter in Woodbury, NY. Well known and respected handy man in the Woodbury area for many years. Built three homes on Long Island and one in New Hampshire. Moved to New Hampshire in 1990 and was well known in the Laconia area.
Larry worked for NHAB radio station selling air time for local businesses. Larry taught Bow Hunters Safety Classes in New York and New Hampshire. Larry was a devote Catholic and served as a Lector and Eucharistic Minister for Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic church. Larry wrote a weekly article called Woods and Waters for the Laconia Daily Sun. Larry was involved in the Streetcar Company as part of the chorus and stage crew. Larry's volunteer work included the Opechee Bay cleanup and Lakes Region General Hospital. Larry enjoyed growing his own Blueberries, Rasberries, Peaches, Apples, Strawberries and Plums. He shared the results of his effort with many in the way of jam (not jelly)and cider.Larry worked and played hard all his life. We will forever keep him in our hearts.
Our thanks to the wonderful staff at Genesis Rehabilitation Center for making Larry's final days peaceful and comfortable.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Andre Bessette Parish, St. Joseph Church, 30 Church Street, Laconia, N.H. on Thursday March 14, 2013 at 10:00 AM.
Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers send donations to St. Vincent de Paul, PO Box 6123, Laconia, NH, 03247-6123
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.