AUBURN/CHARLTON, Mass. - Donald G. "Ducky" Fortin, 83, formerly of Auburn, died Monday, Nov. 12, 2012 surrounded by his loving family in Overlook Masonic Health Center.
He leaves four sons and two daughters and their spouses: Donald and Gail Fortin of KS, Paul and Linda Fortin of Worcester, Steve Fortin of Worcester, Cathleen and Gary Costello of Auburn, Raymond Fortin of Worcester, Lisa Fortin and Dale Robertson of Worcester; 15 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Betty Fortin; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his former wife Joan (Belair) Fortin, a son Brian Fortin, and his siblings.
Donald was born in Worcester, son of Arthur and Rose (Beauregard) Fortin, graduated from Boys Trade High School and proudly served his country at the end of World War II in the U.S. Navy. He worked for a local Laborers Union for many years and then at National Envelope Co. in production. "Ducky", as he was affectionately known, was an avid New York Yankees and Giants fan, enjoyed deep sea fishing, reading, and spending time with his family.
A memorial Mass will be held on Friday, Nov. 16, 2012 at 11 a.m. in Holy Family Church, (formerly St. Joseph Church) 35 Hamilton St. Worcester. There are no calling hours or burial.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Donald's memory may be made to the American Cancer Society 30 Speen St. Framingham, MA 01701.