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Georgianna May Fortini

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Georgianna May Fortini 1914-2009 NORTH ADAMS Georgianna May Hildenbrandt Fortini, 95, of 19 Danforth St. Hoosick Falls, N.Y. and a former longtime resident of North Adams died Tuesday October 27, 2009 at the Danforth Adult Care Center in Hoosick Falls, N.Y. She was born in Rome, N.Y. on August 23, 1914, daughter of Jacob and Mary Schriefer Hilden-brandt. She attended schools in Rome and graduated from Rome Free Academy in 1933. She worked at the Rome Manufacturing Co. and Revere Copper Co. until she and her husband moved to California. They later returned to North Adams and she was employed by Sprague Electric Co. until her retirement in 1979. She was a communicant of St. Anthony of Padua Church. She and her husband spent winters in Fort Pierce, Fla. and summers at their camp on Cassayuna Lake in New York state. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends. She also enjoyed swimming, Bingo, playing cards, and trips to Saratoga Race Track. She was the widow of John Edward Fortini who died on December 19, 1996. They were married on November 10, 1945. Survivors include four sons, Gordon Charles Hildenbrandt of Rome, N.Y., John E. Fortini Jr. and his wife, Barbara, of Hoosick, N.Y., Duane G. Fortini and his wife, Connie, of Sandown, N.H., and Shawn D. Fortini and his wife, Gloria, of Fort Pierce, Fla.; 15 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, Clarence Hildenbrandt and Edward Hildenbrandt; and one sister, Marie Wood. FUNERAL NOTICE: The funeral for Georgianna Fortini will be held Friday October 30, 2009 at 11 a.m. at FLYNN & DAGNOLI-MONTAGNA HOME FOR FUNERALS CENTRAL CHAPELS, 74 Marshall St. North Adams. Burial will follow in Southview Cemetery. Calling hours are Friday morning from 9:30 a.m. until the funeral. Memorial donations are suggested for St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church in care of the funeral home.
Published in Bennington Banner on Oct. 29, 2009
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