Raymond Joseph Fortin of Lowell, MA


5759 FortinRaymond J. Fortin, 58, of Lowell, MA died Wed. March 30, 2016 at Lowell General Hospital after a courageous yearlong battle with cancer.

Born in Lowell, MA on July 7, 1957, he was a son of the late Richard and Lorraine Fortin. A lifelong resident of Lowell, Ray graduated from Lowell High School with the Class of 1975.

Ray worked as a dept. manager at Home Depot in Tewksbury for many years. He previously worked at Tom Rich Flooring of Lowell.

He is survived by his sister and caregiver, Joanne Benoit and her husband, Deryl of N. Chelmsford, MA; two brothers, Norman Fortin and his wife, Vicki of Reading, MA and William Fortin of Lowell, MA; a nephew, Deryl Benoit Jr of San Diego, CA; a niece, Krystal Fortin of Wilmington, MA; his aunt Pauline Philo, his uncle Fred Pilato, many cousins and a “special daughter”, Brandi of Chelmsford, MA.

A special thanks to his cousin Robin Pilato, his friend Ryan Sullivan and his Home Depot Family.

Visiting Hours are Wed. 3-7:00 p.m. Funeral Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, MA. Burial in Lowell Cemetery, Lowell, MA. Memorials may be made in his memory to the Lowell General Cancer Center . ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.


April 6, 2016
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Dolan Funeral Home


April 7, 2016
11:00 AM
Dolan Funeral Home
  1. Sandi (Runyan) Veinote says:

    So sorry. Ray was a great worker for me at Tom Rich Flooring.
    Keep the memories alive.

  2. Nancy Searles says:

    Ray, although we were separated at an early age, I often wondered about you. I am saddened to have missed the opportunity to reconnect. It seems we have a lot in common, besides our birthdates….I love to laugh and share my happiness with others as is evident by the condolences by your friends and family. Rest in peace Cuz; save me a seat, I’ll be looking for you someday ♡ -Nancy (Brodeur) Searles

  3. Denise Haddad says:

    So sorry for the loss of Ray, He has been coming to my barber shop for a number of years. I will miss seeing his smiling face at my work and Home Depot. Rest in peace Ray

  4. Wanda Cooper says:

    A special cousin that was loved and will be missed. RIP you deserve it.

  5. cindy dufield says:

    Ray you are defiantly going to be missed; your memory will be kept alive with all the funny stories we have to tell. You will be missed.

  6. Tara Scans says:

    Ray I can’t believe you’re gone. I will always remember the laughter and good times we shared at the Depot. Everyday was better and more fun with you in it. You will be greatly missed. Rest in peace, Ray.

  7. Wayne Pilato says:

    Ray was a cousin who could always make everyone laugh and will be missed. Rest In Peace Ray

  8. Nico p. says:

    It was a pleasure working with you, rest in peace my brother

  9. Jessica vieira says:

    Ray you had a heart of gold, I loved working with you. You will be very missed. I am happy i had a chance to call you friend.

  10. Michael Lemire says:

    The “Orange Hearts” of Home Depot Tewksbury are truly broken over the loss of an amazing person, leader and great friend. His legacy will live on within our store forever. May God bless you and your family. Rest in Peace Brother.

  11. Adrienne Gauthier says:

    So sorry to hear. Rest in peace Ray.

  12. Jessica Desharnais says:

    You will be missed Ray. I will be sure to make your white chocolate bark with Bob’s candy canes every year and remember you.

  13. kim martin oleary says:

    Heaven has another orange Apron. Godspeed Ray, You are loved.

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