Mildred “Millie” Fortier, 89, a life-long resident of Plainville passed away on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Maples Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. She was the beloved wife of the late Raymond “Ray” Fortier, to whom she was married for 60 years.
Born in Attleboro, MA on April 15, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Avis (Hunt) Henrich. She was a 1944 graduate of Plainville High School.
Millie worked her entire life. Early in her career, she worked for many years in the box office at the Plainville Drive-In Theater. She later enjoyed a 25+ career as the shipping manager at Dale Medical Products in Plainville where she retired in 1995.
She is survived by her three daughters, Susan Fortier, Janice Grello, and Carol Garrity. And, three grandchildren, Ben Barnett, Colin Garrity and Rhiannon Garrity.
Millie was a long-time member and officer of the Elks Emblem Club. She enjoyed traveling with the club to various conventions throughout the country. She was a member of the North Attleboro YMCA Live Y’ers and the Red Hat Society enjoying day trips and social activities. She loved going to casinos, visiting her daughters in California, and flying with her husband Ray in their private plane. For many summers, she and her family were members of Park Terrace Swim Club and vacationed in Chatham on Cape Cod.
A very special thank you and much love to Ben for his selfless devotion in caring for Nana. And, thank you to the staff at Maples Rehabilitation and Nursing Center for their outstanding care.
A private celebration of life and burial will be at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite charity.