GRAFTON/WALLINGFORD,CT: Robert J. Fortier, 90, of Wallingford, CT passed away on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at Hartford Hospital.
Robert was born September 22, 1927 in South Grafton, MA, the son of Wilrose and Mary (Bagin) Fortier. He married Marjorie (Briand) Fortier on July 25, 1953 in South Grafton, MA.
Robert graduated from Grafton High School in 1945. He enlisted in the Navy, serving 3 years as Fleet Sonarman 3/c. He then attended and graduated from Syracuse University, 1953. Prior to his retirement, Robert was Director of Corporate Advertising for Combustion Engineering, Stamford, CT and CHR, New Haven, CT.
He was a dedicated Red Sox and Patriots fan, enjoyed reading, and traveling with his wife. He will be missed by his wife, sister, Annette (Fortier) Novak (husband, Emil), and 4 children, Stephen (wife, Vanessa) Richmond, VA, Denise, East Berlin, CT, David, Glastonbury, CT, John (Joanne) Wethersfield, CT; grandchildren, John Monaco, Laurie (husband, Danny) Santana, Chloe and Simone Fortier; great-grandchildren, Daniel and Leona Santana, 3 nieces and 1 nephew.
All are welcome to gather with Robert’s family Saturday October 7th from 9am-10am at Roney Funeral Home 152 Worcester St. N. Grafton, MA 01536 followed by the celebration of his Funeral Mass at 10:30am at St. James Church 89 Main St. S. Grafton, MA 01560. He will then be laid to rest at Fairview Cemetery in South Grafton. A Book of Memories to share a memory of Robert is available online at: