- October 20, 1957 - June 21, 2016
of John's Passing
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“Barb and Family,I just received the UNH alumni magazine and heard of John's passing. So very, very sorry to hear this news. John was a good college...Read More »
1 of 19 | Posted by: Roy Berger - Rye, NH
“I'm m very sorry for the loss of your family member.
2 of 19 | Posted by: Denise Gendreau - Fremont, NH
“I did not know John well but I remember his contagious enthusiasm and optimism the few seasons that my eldest daughter had him as a coach for Groton...Read More »
3 of 19 | Posted by: Steve Onishi - Groton, MA
“I worked with John at Nebs/Deluxe through early 2008. He was such a fun, caring guy. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
4 of 19 | Posted by: Donna Savary - SHIRLEY, MA
“I'm shocked and saddened by the news. John was such a great guy and helped me a lot at Epsilon.
5 of 19 | Posted by: Linda Schiavo - Northwood, NH
“Praying for family I knew John in Sunapee. Now he is in heaven and in no pain!
6 of 19 | Posted by: Robin Beard-Fogg - Homosassa, FL
“Fort was such a sweetheart, and goofball. He made work (at Epsilon) fun. I'm so sorry for your loss, Barb. I remember how broken up John was when...Read More »
7 of 19 | Posted by: Jeanne Rothfield - Miami, FL
“My condolences to John's family on their loss. I've known John since 3rd grade in Sunapee, and have such great memories of "shooting hoop" with him...Read More »
8 of 19 | Posted by: Vivian Jache - Weare, NH
“John was one of the first people I met at Epsilon when I started there in 1986. He was not only a fountain of incredibly useful information - he was...Read More »
9 of 19 | Posted by: Patti Gardella - Exeter, RI
“Since 1985, I have had the honor and pleasure to call John Fortier my friend. From our early days at Epsilon to our continued friendship in Groton...Read More »
10 of 19 | Posted by: Chris DeLuca - Lunenburg, MA
“John was a pleasure to work with, and will be missed. Deepest Sympathy.
11 of 19 | Posted by: Lorraine Leger - Groton, MA
“John will be missed so very much!!! He was such a positive, funny, and knowledgeable person!!! He always loved to tell personal/work related stories...Read More »
12 of 19 | Posted by: Jila Asgary - Acton, MA
“John will be missed so so much!!! He was such a positive, funny, & knowledgeable person! He always loved to tell stories about his personal/work life...Read More »
13 of 19 | Posted by: Jila Asgary - Acton, MA
“My deepest sympathies to Barb and the kids, my prayers go out to you. As a coworker of John's with the Deluxe/Nebs acquisition, I only met him in...Read More »
14 of 19 | Posted by: David John - Lino Lakes, MN
“One of the nicest, sincerest, and most genuine human beings I've had the pleasure to know. I will miss John's sense of humor and good nature and...Read More »
15 of 19 | Posted by: Hugh Malone - Groton, MA
“THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD DIMMED, WHEN JOHN WAS TAKEN FROM OUR MIDST. YOU ARE ALL IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS.
16 of 19 | Posted by: TIMOTHY M. TIERNEY - MA
“I've worked with John for many years at Deluxe. He was always able to make me laugh. We had many crazy conversations and discussions about the kids...Read More »
17 of 19 | Posted by: Kelly Seeley - Groton, MA
“Please accept my deepest sympathies.
18 of 19 | Posted by: Gale Risdon - Groton, MA
“I was so very sorry to learn of John's untimely passing yesterday. He was my son Chris Humphrey's brother-in-law and they were very close and got...Read More »
19 of 19 | Posted by: Carol Twyon - Sunapee, NH
Fortier of Groton, John M. Fortier of Groton, age 58, died on June 21st, 2016 at home with his family. John fought hard for nine months against cancer.
John, the son of Paul and Jean Fortier, was born in Berlin, NH and grew up in Sunapee NH. He graduated from Sunapee High School in 1975 and from UNH in 1979. While at UNH, he met Barb Zemlin and they began the world’s longest courtship…
After college graduation, John worked in Sunapee for a few years and then traveled with Barb throughout Europe before they settled down together in Acton and then Groton. John and Barb finally got married in 1994 and had three great children: Mike, Bridget, and Johnny.
John worked for many years at Epsilon in Burlington and at NEBS/Deluxe in Groton. John loved running, biking, skiing, reading, working around the house, and mowing the lawn. But mostly, he enjoyed his family life with Barb and the kids. His unique humor brought smiles to everyone who knew him.
He leaves his wife and children, his three sisters: Sandra Fortier of Sunapee, Christine Fortier of Dillon, CO, Carrie Humphrey of Sunapee, brother Timothy Fortier of Sarasota, FL, and Carrie’s husband Chris who was like a brother to him. Numerous in-laws, cousins, aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews, and neighbors and friends all loved him too.
Fortier of Groton June 21, 2016 John M. Fortier , Friends and relatives and will be received by the family Friday 5-8 PM at the Union Congregational 218 Main St. Groton, MA. A Celebration of John’s life will be held 2 PM on Saturday June 25,2016 at the Church. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Groton Conservation Trust P.O. Box 395. Groton, MA 01450 www.gctrust.org. Arrangements by Badger Funeral Home Groton, MA www.badgerfuneral.com