Omer J. Fortin, 89: Farmer, outdoorsman

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FREEPORT — Omer J. Fortin, 89, resident of Naples, Fla., formerly of Topsham and Freeport, died Sept. 3 in Bonita Springs, Fla. He was born Feb. 24, 1923, in Grand Isle a son of Louis and Olive (Madore) Fortin.

Fortin was employed as a carpenter for most of his life and also had operated a farm in Freeport for more than 40 years.

He was a longtime communicant of St. John’s Church of Brunswick. He enjoyed spending time in the outdoors and was an avid hunter, fisherman and also enjoyed tending to his gardens.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews.

A funeral was held Sept. 11 at St. John’s Church in Brunswick. Interment followed in Burr Cemetery in Freeport. Memorial donations may be made in his memory to the charity of one’s choice. Arrangements are under the direction and care of Brackett Funeral Home, Brunswick.