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Joseph "Billy" Fortier

d. November 28, 2003

Joseph "Billy" Fortier
Bristol, Mr. Joseph "Billy" Fortier, 82, of 193 Gridley St. Bristol passed away on Friday a€" November 28, 2003 at the Bristol Hospital. He was the husband of Asunda "Sunny" (Stranieri) Fortier.
He was born in Berlin, NH on October 16, 1921 the son of the late Adelard and Edith (Hobbs) Fortier.
Mr. Fortier worked at New Departure Hyatt Division of General Motors for 34 years as a union shop representative before he retired in 1974. He was a Veteran in the Army serving as a Staff Sargent in the Pacific Theater in WW II. Also served in the civilian conservation cops during the late 1930's.

He was a member of Bristol Elks Lodge # 1010 and St. Anthony Church; he was a former member of West End Athletic Club St. Joseph Society, Polish American Club, and UAW 626.
Billy was an avid fisherman, hunter, and loved to work in his garden. He enjoyed all his friends and family and was always the life of the party with his great sense of humor. He enjoyed traveling to the Final Four with all his buddies and he loved playing billiards.
He was a skilled wood worker.

Beside his wife he is survived by three sister-in-laws Mary Stranieri of Portchester, NY; Josephine Nebiolo and Catherine Stranieri of Bristol; three brother a€"in-laws Rocco and James Stranieri of Bristol and Anthony Stranieri of San Diego, CA and several nieces and nephews.
He is pre-deceased by a brother and sister.

Military funeral will be held on Tuesday at 9:00 am from Dunn Funeral Home 191 West St. Bristol to St. Anthony Church for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 5 a€" 8 PM.

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