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Mr. Charles E. Fortin, Jr.

April 20, 1953 ~ January 25, 2018 (age 64)



Mr. Charles E. Fortin, Jr., age 64 of Constitution Street, Bristol, died Thursday, January 25, 2018 at Miriam Hospital, Providence. He was the husband of Janet A. (McLaughlin) Fortin, his wife of 37 years. Born in Fall River, MA and a lifelong resident of Bristol, he was the son of the late Charles E. and Annie (Vieira) Fortin, Sr. Charles served in the US Navy for 10 years aboard the USS San Diego. He was a mechanical engineer for the State of RI at the University of Rhode Island for over 30 years, retiring in September of 2011. An avid sports fan of the NE Patriots and the Boston Red Sox, he enjoyed Photography, Art, Fly Fishing with his hand tied flies, which he took pride in making and playing the guitar. In addition to his wife, he leaves a son, Robert L. Fortin and a daughter, Melissa J. Leffingwell (Bryan), both of Bristol. Funeral services from the Sansone Funeral Home, 192 Wood Street, Bristol Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 10:00 AM with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM in St. Elizabeth’s Church, 577 Wood Street, Bristol. Burial will be private. Visiting hours, Tuesday, January 30, 2018 from 4:00-8:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Special Olympics of RI, 370 George Washington Highway, Smithfield, RI 02917 or online at www.specialolympicsri.org or to the East Bay Food Pantry, 532 Wood Street, Bristol, RI 02809 or online at www.eastbayfoodpantry.org
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Charitable donations may be made to:

Special Olympics of Rhode Island
370 George Washington Highway, Smithfield RI 02917
Web: http://www.specialolympicsri.org

East Bay Food Pantry
150 Franklin Street, Unit 5, Bristol RI 02809
Web: http://www.eastbayfoodpantry.org



 Service Information

Visitation
Tuesday
January 30, 2018

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sansone Funeral Home
192 Wood Street
Bristol, RI 02809

Funeral services from
Wednesday
January 31, 2018

10:00 AM
Sansone Funeral Home
192 Wood Street
Bristol, RI 02809

with a Mass of Christian Burial
Wednesday
January 31, 2018

11:00 AM
St. Elizabeth's Church
577 Wood Street
Bristol, RI 02809


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