Donat A. Fortier
  • 81 years old
  • Date of birth: Jun 18, 1934
  • Place of birth:
    Belmont, New Hampshire, United States
  • Date of passing: Oct 18, 2015
  • Place of passing:
    Port Charlotte, Florida, United States
Let the memory of Donat be with us forever

Donat A. Fortier, son of Camille and Iola (Edmunds) Fortier, passed away in Port Charlotte, Florida October 18, 2015.

Born in Belmont, New Hampshire, he attended Belmont schools where he resided until 1954 moving to Laconia, New Hampshire. After retiring in 1996, he moved back to Belmont New Hampshire, and resided on the same land he was born and raised. He then moved to Port Charlotte, Florida in 2003.

He worked at "Scott and Williams" in Laconia for 27 years, then at Aavid Engineering for 17 years, until his retirement. In his early years he worked for Peter's Dairy, delivering milk, and then at Lakeport Landing Boat Yard, refinishing boats.

He loved listening to music, being on the water, boating and water skiing. After retiring, he spent time feeding and watching the birds in his back yard.

He is predeceased by his parents and a son; Steven E. Fortier, and his only brother, Elwin Fortier.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years: Claire H. (Lapierre) Fortier. One son: Michael Fortier, and his wife, Gail, of Belmont, New Hampshire. Three daughters: Mrs. Jeanne Haynes and husband Michael of Port Charlotte Florida, Mrs. Donna Vachon and her husband Dana of Meredith, New Hampshire, Ms. Debra Fortier of Port Charlotte, Florida, eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. He had several nieces and nephews.

At his request there will be no services or calling hours.

Burial will be held at the Pineground Cemetery in Chichester, New Hampshire in the family lot at a later time.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Donat may be kindly remembered at and on Facebooks at

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Tony Felch on 26th October 2015

"RIP Donat! Donat, Claire and all of you have always treated me like family. I will never forget him and he will be missed. Thoughts and Prayers for Claire and all of the Family."

This tribute was added by Judy Estes on 25th October 2015

"RIP Uncle Donat! My deepest condolences to Aunt Claire, and all my cousins! XOXO"

This tribute was added by Charlene Morin on 24th October 2015

"Jeanne & Mike:  Dave and I were sorry to hear of your Dad's passing.  Please pass on our condolences to your Mom and family.  Your memories will help you through this sad time."

This tribute was added by Donna & Bob Sigmon on 22nd October 2015

"He was a great guy and a wonderful friend. He really enjoyed the get
togethers we all had with Terry and Stacy (his granddaughter).  He
enjoyed talking with my sister, Joyce  and especially liked the conversations he had with Poppi,  my husband Robert. So glad we got to see him in rehab and visit with him. He will be greatly missed. Our joys will be greater, our lives fuller, because we happened to be part of your life. God Bless Donat."

This tribute was added by Darlene Roy on 22nd October 2015

"Sending our love to Aunt Claire and family. Uncle Donat was a very sweet and entertaining man. Dad missed seeing you, so now you are together again in Heaven.  R.I.P. Uncle Donat
The Lucille LaPierre family."

This tribute was added by Karla Lutz on 21st October 2015

"Oh Grampy, I am so very sad that you are gone. My heart breaks but I know you are with Uncle Steve and no longer in pain. I love you so very much and I'm sorry I couldn't make it down in time to say good-bye but I will see you again. Until then I love you and please watch over Grammy for us. xoxox Gone but never forgotten."

This tribute was added by Michael Haynes on 21st October 2015

"My Father passed when I was 15.Shortly after I met my loving wife Jeanne.Donats daughter.He has been like a second father to me ever since.He will surely be missed, and not forgotten !!!! Love you Dad !!!! R.I.P."

This tribute was added by Debra Fortier on 21st October 2015


This tribute was added by ICS Cremation and Funerals, Inc. on 21st October 2015

"R.I.P. Donat"

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Debra Fortier
ICS Cremation and Funerals, Inc.


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