POULTNEY - Allen D. Fortier, 83, died Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at his home following a period of failing health.
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He was born Oct. 26 1930, in Waterbury, Conn., the son of the late Oscar E. and Mary Elizabeth (Camron) Fortier.
He was a retired truck driver for Whipple Transportation. He had served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.
Mr. Fortier was a member of American Legion Post 50 of Castleton, the Eagles of Fair Haven, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Young at Heart Senior Center.
He was a Buffalo Bills fan and enjoyed NASCAR.
Survivors include his wife, Linda VanLew of Poultney; a son Frank E. Fortier of Irvine, Calif.; a daughter, Connie Munukka of Derby; two stepsons, James Shaw of North Granville and Mark Shaw of Rutland; two stepdaughters, Lisa Bizon of Hubbardton and Melissa Morgan of Fair Haven; a brother, Oscar E. Fortier of California; three sisters, Elizabeth of Florida, Mary Katherine of Florida and Rita of Hampton, N.Y.; four grandchildren; four step-grandchildren and one great-grandson.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by three brothers, Frank E., John T. and Lewis C. Fortier; and a sister, Elaine G. Hutchins.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Monday, June 23, 2014, at the Roberts-Aubin Funeral Home, 266 Allen Ave., Poultney. The Rev. Marshall Hudson-Knapp will officiate.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Randolph.
Memorial contributions may be made to the
Arrangements are under the direction of Roberts-Aubin and Ducharme Funeral Home in Poultney, www.robertsaubin.com.
Published in Rutland Herald on June 20, 2014
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