Elizabeth A. Fortin, 89

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PORTLAND — Elizabeth A. Fortin, 89, of Freeport and formerly of Country Lane, Brunswick, died Aug. 9 at Maine Medical Center.

Fortin was born March 10, 1925, in Bath, the daughter of Joseph and Teresa Conley Clancy.

She attended Fort Fairfield schools and graduated from Bath High School in 1943. She then attended the Golden Beauty and Culture School in Portland, and briefly worked as a hair stylist until her marriage to Eugene “Pete” Fortin on Sept. 28, 1946. He died Jan. 11, 1985.

Beside working as a homemaker, Fortin helped her husband own and operate Fortin Fuel and Lumber from 1949-1959. She then worked with her husband in an income tax and real estate business, Clifford-Fortin Real Estate.

She is predeceased by her husband and a great-grandchild, Simon Eli Clark Fortin.

She is survived by a son, J. Daniel Fortin, of Lake Havasu City, Arizona; a daughter-in-law, Pamela Fortin, of Timberlea, Nova Scotia; four grandchildren, Michelle, Joseph, Beth and Kate; and nine great-grandchildren.

Visiting hours were held Aug. 13, with a Mass of Christian burial the next day at St. Charles Borromeo Church-All Saints Parish, in Brunswick. Burial beside her husband was to follow in St. John’s Cemetery, in Brunswick.