Louise Fortin

Louise Fortin

Saturday, March 28th, 2020

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Obituary for Louise Marie Fortin (Quartaro)

Warren - Louise M. (Quartaro) Fortin, 95, of Warren, died Saturday at St. Elizabeth Manor in Bristol.

She was the wife of the late Henry Fortin.

Louise was born in Providence a daughter of the late Joseph “Kid Hope” and Josephine (Amato) Quartaro.

She was a Business Manager for Sears for many years.

She has lived in Warren since 1946 coming from Bristol. Louise was a former parishioner of St. Jean the Baptiste Church.

Louise had also worked at Dixon, and Sears & Roebuck in Swansea Mall, where she retired from.

She was an avid painter and drawer. She enjoyed going to the Warren Senior Center, playing Bingo, travelling, going to casinos.

She loved cooking and spending time with her family, doing crosswords, dancing.

Louise was very much a people person she loved being around everyone and also her cherished friends.
She liked listening to music especially Tony Bennett and Frank Sinatra.

She is survived by her son Kenneth Fortin and his wife Kelley of Aliso Viejo, California, her daughter Cynthia Mello and her husband Robert of Warren.

Mrs. Fortin was the grandmother of Matthew Mello and his wife Kelsey, Kristen Mello, Christopher Mello and his wife Maegan and Traci Phillips.

She was the great- grandmother of Lillyana Mello, Carli Phillips, Candace Phillips, Rheannon Bowens.

Louise was the great - great grandmother of Amara- Jo Phillips, and Ian Phillips.

A graveside service will be held MONDAY April 6, 2020 at 11:30 am in St. Jean Baptiste Cemetery, Vernon Street, Warren.

Visiting hours will be MONDAY from 9:00 am – 11:00 am in the SMITH FUNERAL and MEMORIAL SERVICES, 8 Schoolhouse Road, Warren.
The family will NOT be present during this time period, you will be able to pay your respects, sign the guest book and leave.
*** ALSO there WILL BE a Memorial Mass and a Celebration of her life at a date to be announced ********


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  • Visitation

    April 6, 2020 | 9:00am - 11:00am
    Smith Funeral & Memorial Services
    8 Schoolhouse Road
    Warren, RI
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    April 6, 2020
    9:00am - 11:00am
    Public Visiting Hours
  • Graveside Service

    April 6, 2020 | 11:30am
    St Jean the Baptiste Cemetery
    Vernon Street
    Warren, Rhode Island
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    April 6, 2020
    St Mary of the Bay Church
  • Interment

    April 6, 2020 | 11:30am
    Saint Jean Baptiste Cemetery
    Vernon Street, Vernon Street
    Warren, Rhode Island
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    April 6, 2020

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Raymond Romano

Kenny, Cindy and family:
Our condolences to you and your family, it is always difficult losing a parent. At this time of Crisis it makes it even more difficult. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We always loved talking to Louise, she was a very special person that made us feel that we were part of her family.
She is now reunited with Henry enjoying God's Promises.

Ray & Nancy Romano
Comment | Posted at 08:58am via Condolence

Kenneth Fortin

Thanks to You both for the kind thoughts & prayers & yes, you have always been part of our family ! Kenny Fortin
Posted at 01:21pm

Cynthia Mello

Ray and Nancy, Mom always enjoyed your company. We are grateful for friends like you. Thank you for your support at this most difficult time. Cyndi
Posted at 07:18pm

Jay Ferreira

Louise was a wonderful person! Many times over the years we talked and she always had a smile or something good to say to you. God Bless! My deepest sympathy to the family. Jay and Jackie Ferreira

Comment | Posted at 07:38pm via Condolence

Cynthia Mello

Thank you for your kind words and prayers. Mom always spoke very highly of you also and enjoyed your little chats. We sincerely appreciate your sympathies and blessings. Cyndi and family
Posted at 11:16am

Jacqueline Taylor

Dear Kristin, Bob and family:
Sending prayers and love to you all.
Thinking of you!
Comment | Posted at 04:43pm via Condolence

Cynthia Mello

Jackie, Thank you for your prayers and love. We appreciate it.
Posted at 11:00am

Mary Resendes

To the family of Lu, I’m so sorry of your loss,she was a dear friend and client of mine for many years and also co-worker at Sears for years.
We had a lot of laughs.I’m sorry I can’t be there I now live in Florida.She will always be in my heart may she Rest In Peace with Henry. Love,Mary Resendes ❤️🙏
Comment | Posted at 02:51pm via Condolence

Cynthia Mello

Mary, Thank you so much for your kind words. I remember Mom speaking of you and how she valued your friendship. Your condolences are greatly appreciated. Love, Cyndi & Family
Posted at 10:58am

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