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Rita J. Fortin
PAWTUCKET - Rita J. Fortin, 78, of Pawtucket passed away peacefully Saturday, March 19, 2011. Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Alphie and Blanche (Ethier) Descoteaux. Mrs. Fortin worked as a Seamstress for various companies for many years before retiring.
She is survived by her loving children, Joy Nardella of Seekonk, MA, Arthur K. Fortin of Coventry, Neil Fortin of Florida, Glenn Fortin of Florida, Brenda David of Harrisville, Kevin Fortin also of Florida and Lisa Marie Fortin of Plainville, MA; seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
The funeral will be held Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 9:30 AM from the COSTIGAN-O'NEILL Funeral Home, 220 Cottage Street, Pawtucket, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 AM in Saint Cecelia Church, Central Avenue, Pawtucket. Burial will be private. Visiting hours Wednesday 4-7 PM. In lieu of flowers donations to, Home and Hospice Care of Rhode Island, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904, would be appreciated. For online condolences www.rifuneral.com