Herve J. Fortier

  • Born: June 29, 1930
  • Died: October 4, 2018
  • Location: Manchester, New Hampshire

Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory

1799 Elm St
Manchester, NH 03104

Tel. (603) 625-6951

Tribute & Message From The Family

Herve J. Fortier, 88, of Manchester, passed away on October 4,2018 at the Manchester VA Medical Center following a period of declining health.

He was born in Manchester on June 29, 1930, son of Alfred and Cora (Martel) Fortier, and a lifelong resident of the City.

He spent his career as a meat cutter at First National for 18 years, and worked at Uni-Care and Omni Care for 26 years. He was a member of the New Hampshire National Guard for 16 years.

Herve enjoyed all sports, especially the Boston teams, meeting his friends for breakfast on Thursday mornings, and playing cards, especially Cribbage. He also belonged to Monday night P.O. League and was a Parishioner of Parish of the Transfiguration. As quoted by one of his sons, "He taught us how to live, and now he taught us how to die."

He was predeceased by his brother Bob Fortier and sister Lucienne Roberge.

Family includes his wife of 66 years, Lorette (Chalifour) Fortier of Manchester; daughter Diane Fortier and fiancée Mike of New Boston; sons Richard Fortier and his wife Louise of Bedford, Dennis Fortier and his wife Diane of Manchester, Marc Fortier and his wife Linda of Manchester; brother Normand Fortier of Manchester; sisters Doris Compagna of Manchester, Simone Larochelle of Manchester, and Terry Grenier of Manchester, 6 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, two step grandchildren and their spouses, and 5 step great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to the incredible care by the Oncology department and the Community Living Center at the VA Medical Center, and D.A.V.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at The Parish of the Transfiguration Church, 107 Alsace St. Manchester. Committal prayers followed at Mount Calvary Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.


Condolence & Memory Journal

My condolences to the family...I had the pleasure of working with Herve at Omnicare for many years. He was a great guy. RIP.

Posted by John Hudon - Manchester, NH   October 11, 2018

Marc and Family,

It is sad to hear about you dad's passing. I did not know him that well but it was always a pleasure to talk to Herve at the softball games, he knew his sports!

Ken (CC) Rhodes

Posted by Ken Rhodes - Bedford, NH - Friend   October 11, 2018

Dennis and Diane, Richard, and Marc...I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with your and the entire Fortier family.

Posted by Elaine Boissonneault - Springtown, TX   October 10, 2018

Herve was one of my favorite people at Omicare. Always quick with a smile and a good word.
He took me with him on a delivery and I learned so much. Everyone liked him in the homes we visited.
So very sorry he is gone.

Posted by Greg Swain - Bow, NH - Family Friend   October 09, 2018

My sincerest sympathies to the entire family at the death of Herve Fortier. I remember when my parents, grandmother, and brothers and sister moved next door in August 1958. Mrs. Fortier and he were so welcoming and kind to all of us. That "good neighbor feeling" is rarer today, especially for such a long time, and I am forever appreciative for it. May he come into his everlasting reward as "God's good servant." -- Henry Huot, Arlington, VA

Posted by Henry Huot - Arlington, VA - Neighbor   October 08, 2018

Dera Marc, Lind and Drew. So sorry for your loss. I know that he had a very special place in your life and that he was well cared for during his final time. You will have wonderful memories to treasure.

Posted by Stephen Smith - Manchester, NH   October 08, 2018

Though we can't be there physically, please know Aunt Lorette that you are in our hearts and prayers. So happy that we got to see Uncle Herve earlier this year!
Diane & David Pouliot

Posted by A friend   October 08, 2018

caring thoughts of sympathy to you Diane and family. Heaven has gained another angel. Peace and love to all.

Posted by donna harnsberger - bedford, NH   October 08, 2018

My condolences to my friend Diane and all of her family.

Posted by Libby Pomfret    October 08, 2018


Dennis and Diane,
I am so sorry to read of the great loss of your Dad. Deepest heartfelt sympathy to you and your entire family. Dennis you shine in this life just like your Dad in this picture. Warmest Hugs.

Posted by John & Eileen Sasso    October 07, 2018

Our deepest and sincerest condolences to aunt Lorette and our cousins and their families. Uncle Herve was quite a character, and always had a smile and a quip to share. We are so fortunate that just knowing him enriched our lives! Thank you, Uncle Herve, for so many fun memories.

Posted by Ron and Jocelyn Latochelle - Edgewater, FL - Family   October 07, 2018


Deepest sympathies to the Fortier family. So sorry Di I loved the stories you would share of your dad. Sending hugs and prayers to everyone

Posted by Celia Donovan - Bedford, NH - Friend   October 07, 2018

Our deepest sympathy to the Fortier family for the loss of a great man. May you remember all the good times and know is is now resting in peace. Hugs and prayers love Wendell and Carol

Posted by Wendell Palmer - Cocoa Beach, FL - Family Friend   October 07, 2018

Uncle Herve always had the ability to make me laugh. He was great to talk to , especially about sports and had a great sense of humor. I will always cherish the memories that I have of him.

God bless.

Posted by Ken Perron - Manchester, NH   October 06, 2018

Herve was quite a man. He made us laugh many times. He knew what he wanted, and he would do it..

Our sympathy to Lorrette and family....Sincerely Dick and Joanne Daigle

Posted by RICHARD DAIGLE - manchester, NH - Friend   October 05, 2018

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