Della M. Fortin of North Chelmsford
died Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at the D’Youville Senior Health Care Center in Lowell surrounded by her loving family.
She was married to the late Paul Fortin who died on October 28, 2000.
Born in Belknap, KY, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary Oditt.
Della owned and operated with her husband Interstate Battery of the Merrimack Valley. In her early years, she worked for Microwave Associates of Burlington, MA and for the Springs Hotel of Lexington, KY.
She was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church.
Della was an avid golfer and was a member of the Nabnasset Country Club and the Vesper Country Club.
She was a winter resident of Tampa, FL.
She is survived by her son, Jerry W. Mullins of Agoura Hills, CA; daughters, Janet and her husband, Phil McMartin of Jones, MI and Jacqueline McAndrew of N. Chelmsford; sisters, Viola Risner of KY, Zola Reed of OH and Elevon Trent of KY; eight grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews and her lifelong best friend, Lilly Mae Stokley of Lexington, KY.
She was the mother-in-law of the late Kevin McAndrew and the sister of Virgil Oditt, Frona Bennett and Bessie Brown.
A private graveside service was held yesterday at the Fairview Cemetery, Chelmsford, MA. Memorials may be made in her name to the Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant Street, Watertown, MA 02472. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX ST., CHELMSFORD, MA 01863 978-251-4041. Please send condolences to the funeral home or online at www.dolanfuneralhome.com