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Ralph Francis Fortier

September 20, 1934 ~ June 18, 2018 (age 83)

Ralph Francis Fortier, “Porky” 83, of Sanford died Monday, June 18, 2018 at the Newton Center.  He was born September 20, 1934 in Biddeford a son of Armand and Yvonne (Lacroix) Fortier and was educated in Biddeford and Old Orchard Beach schools.


Francis served in the U.S. Navy from 1955 to 1957.  He then worked for Colt Manufacturing in Connecticut for several years.  Returning to Maine he was employed with the Town of Old Orchard Beach.


He was predeceased by:

          2 brothers, Andrew and John Paul Fortier and by 4 sisters: Priscilla McSweeney, Reinette Fregeau, Rachel Marcoux and Margaret Cote.


Surviving are:

          1 brother, Charles E. Fortier of Biddeford

          1 sister, Gertrude Simoneau of Arundel

Several nieces and nephews


There will be no visiting hours.  Burial service and military honors will be at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 26th in Southern Maine Veterans Cemetery, 83 Stanley Road, Springvale, ME  04083.  Arrangements are by Hope Memorial Chapel 480 Elm Street, Biddeford, ME 04005. To share condolences online, please visit


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