Denise R. Fortier

  • Born: February 6, 1949
  • Died: August 9, 2019
  • Location: Manchester, New Hampshire

Phaneuf Funeral Homes & Crematorium - Hanover Street

243 Hanover Street
Manchester, NH 03104
Tel. (603) 625-5777

Tribute & Message From The Family

Denise Rita (Morrissette) Fortier, 70, entered Eternal Life on Friday, August 9, 2019. She passed quickly and peacefully in Manchester, N.H. She was born on February 6, 1949 at the former Notre Dame Hospital in Manchester, the fourth child of six children to Roland G. Morrissette and Alphonsine E. (Desaulniers) Morrissette.

Denise attended schools in Chester and Manchester before developing herself as a lifelong Manchester resident. As the wife of Reine A. Fortier, they were married on Thanksgiving Day, 1970. She was a Certified Solderer at Cushcraft where she retired after more than 20 years. Prior, she was an assembler of corrugated cardboard products at Mills Industries for almost as long.

Denise was a devoted parishioner of Blessed Sacrament Parish and a devout worshiper at the Saint Theresa of Lisieux Eucharistic Chapel of Perpetual Adoration. She was also passionate for the bible and participated in many ministries at Blessed Sacrament Parish including Saints Alive! She loved animals, especially cats, but also enjoyed reading and socializing.

Denise is predeceased by her sister, Anita L. Morrissette, and niece, Therese L. Prindiville, as well as both parents. Denise is survived by her daughter, Celeste R. (Fortier) Dubuc, her son-in-law, Leo E. Dubuc, Jr., her granddaughter, Renée A. Dubuc; she is also survived by a brother, Robert R. Morrissette, three sisters, Yvette T. Prindiville, Pauline V. Denoncourt, Susan F. Shallow, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

SERVICES: At the insistence of the deceased, there is no visitation. Her funeral mass will be celebrated on Monday, August 19, 2019, 10:00 AM at Blessed Sacrament Church, 14 South Elm Street, in Manchester. Committal prayers and interment will be held privately at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The NH State Firemen's Association, Bereavement Support Fund, 53 Regional Drive, Suite 1, Concord, NH 03301, in honor of the family of Roland G. Morrissette – or – to The Animal Rescue League of NH, 545 NH Route 101, Bedford, NH 03110 in honor of Ms. Denise R. Fortier.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Posted by LORI SIESICKI    September 14, 2019

I had the pleasure of knowing Denise through adoration at Blessed Sacrament, I followed her ever Friday for several years.
She was always pleasant, and always asked how I was. I will truly miss her happy smile every Friday.
I'm so sorry for your loss.

Posted by Gabrielle Dunphy - Deerfield, NH   August 20, 2019


I am so sorry to read of the loss of your sister. Deepest heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and warmest hugs.

Posted by Eileen Sasso    August 18, 2019

Sympathy to family. She was a great lady who I got to know thru Saints Alive. I'll miss seeing her. May she Rest In Peace.

Posted by Kathy DeFreitas - Manchester, NH - Friend   August 17, 2019

Denise was such a kind and loving friend. I will remember all of the fun times we had at Spirits Alive and the kindness she showed me when Colin passed away. I will hold her memory in my heart always. My prayers go out to her whole family.

Posted by Sue Robinson - Manchester, NH   August 16, 2019

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