Barbara E. Fortin
of Leominster; 58
LEOMINSTER -- Barbara E. (Skehan) Fortin, 58 years old of Leominster, died Tuesday, April 22, 2014, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She is survived by her husband, Gary M. Fortin, with who she had been with for 28 years; daughter, Misty Skehan of Leominster; stepson, Michael Fortin and his wife, Tara of Charlton; stepdaughter, Sarah LaPointe and her husband, Shaun of Athol; brother, Michael Skehan and his wife, Paula of Santa Clarita, CA; sister, Helen Skehan of Leominster; nephew Bret Skehan of Burbank, CA; grandchildren, Jacob Fortin, Kayla Fortin and Lucy LaPointe.
Barbara was born March 8, 1956 in Leominster, daughter of Richard and Alice (Boivin) Skehan, and was a lifelong resident. She graduated from Leominster High School in 1974. Barbara had been a bartender at various locations, including Spencer's where she worked for 20 years and J. C. Fenwicks both in Leominster. She enjoyed gardening, cooking and was an animal lover, especially her cats.
FORTIN -- A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, April 27, 2014 from 3-6 pm in the Silas F. Richardson & Son Funeral Home, 106 West Street, Leominster. www.richardsonfuneralhome.net