Published DateBELMONT — Ernest E. Fortin, Jr., 71, of 8 High Street, died in the Emergency Room at the Concord Hospital on Saturday, June 8, 2013.
Ernie was born June 22, 1941 in Dover, N.H., the son of Ernest E. and Regina C. (Clairmont) Fortin.
Ernie was a lifetime resident of Belmont and graduated from Belmont High School in 1959. He had been employed at Cantin Chevrolet, Inc. for twenty-seven years and had also been employed at Belmont High School for ten years.
Ernie was a communicant of St. Joseph Parish, Belmont, though he was more likely to be seen out front mowing the lawn than seated in one of the pews. He loved to be outside, and could always be counted on if there was grass to mow, snow to move, hay to be brought in, or trees to cut. He was a lifelong fan of the Green Bay Packers and was a proud shareholder in the organization. He was known for his warm smile and ready laugh, and always had a joke to tell.
Survivors include two daughters, Robin Moyer and her husband, Mike, and Jennifer Lacey and her husband, Larry, all of Belmont; three grandchildren, Mary Lacey, Emma Lacey and David Lacey ; his fiancée, Bonnie Nadin, of Belmont and his first wife, Jane (Jacobs) Fortin, of Laconia. In addition to his parents, Ernie was predeceased by his former wife, Susan (Gove) Fortin, and by a sister, Elaine E. Fortin.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday, June 13, 2013 from 5:00-8:00PM in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, June 14, 2013 at 10:00AM at St. Joseph Parish, 96 Main Street, Belmont, N.H.
Burial will follow in the family lot in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Garfield Street, Laconia, N.H.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Clairmont Family Scholarship Fund, ℅ Ruth Mooney, 428 South Road, Belmont, N.H. 03220.
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.