LACONIA —Janet Claire Fortin, 68, of 18 Wilson Court, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013 at Golden View Health Care Center, Meredith after a courageous battle with cancer.
Mrs. Fortin was born Oct. 29, 1944, in Plymouth, the daughter of William and Rena (Madore) Raymond.
Mrs. Fortin was raised and educated in Plymouth. She married Donald R. Fortin of Laconia on Sept. 1, 1973. She worked for many years at New Hampshire Ball Bearing (Astro Division) in Laconia until her retirement in July, 2010. She loved going to Foxwoods and anything Elvis, plus being with her
granddaughters, Sierra and Sydney Fortin.
Mrs. Fortin is survived by her husband of 40 years, Donald R., Fortin, of Laconia; their son, Scott A. Fortin, and his wife, Amy; and granddaughters, Sierra Meghan Fortin and Sydney Paige Fortin, all of Bailey, Colo.; her mother, Rena Rogers, and stepfather, Clinton Rogers, of Wareham, Mass., two sisters, Marie Fortin, and her husband, Robert E. Fortin, of Anchorage, Alaska, and Cindy Kahrman and her husband, Rick, of Wareham, Mass.; a brother, Roger Raymond, of Wakefield, Mass.; and many nieces and nephews from Florida to Alaska. She also leaves behind her best friend of 21 years, Annette LeBel, who was with her for the last two months. They did everything together through all those years of their friendship.
She was predeceased by her father, William L. Raymond, sisters, Shirley Lacroix and Theresa De Barge and brother, Tyrone Raymond.
There will be no calling hours.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, at 6 p.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to