About

The Fortin Group in Lewiston, Maine, has provided funeral and cremation services for more than 100 years. With a focus on service excellence, our dedicated team has helped families in Androscoggin County plan custom funeral services that honor the memory of their loved ones.

Personalized funeral services

Unique features at The Fortin GroupThe Fortin Group provides thoughtful funeral and cremation services at 2 convenient locations, including downtown Lewiston and Auburn, Maine. Our newly renovated Lewiston funeral home features a Celebration of Life Room for public gatherings, luncheons or receptions following funeral services. This provides our families with a warm and inviting space where they can spend time with family and friends, share stories and receive comfort.

We believe life should be celebrated. We provide guidance throughout the entire funeral planning process, including obituaries, floral arrangements, gifts, photos and more. All of our services are customizable to showcase your loved one's passions, accomplishments and hobbies. When you choose The Fortin Group, you'll receive local care and flexibility in both funeral and payment options, allowing us to better serve you.

An experienced team

Our caring Lewiston funeral home staff is deeply rooted in our community and brings a combined 150 years of experience in serving families with compassion and care. Much of our staff speaks both English and French, ensuring we meet the needs of our growing community.

Feel free to contact us to learn more about funeral, cremation or memorial services in Lewiston, or to plan ahead for a funeral service for yourself or a loved one. We're here to help and consider it an honor to assist you.

History

The Fortin Group manages 2 funeral home locations in Lewiston and Auburn, Maine. For more than 100 years, our funeral and cremation services have provided peace and comfort to families in Androscoggin County.

In the beginning

In the early 1900s, families began transitioning from having undertaking services and embalming take place in the home to utilizing funeral homes for these services. In 1925, Reginald Fortin became an owner at Poisson and Fortin Funeral Home on Park Street in Lewiston. When Fortin Sr. died, his sons, Donat and Roland G. Fortin, established their funeral home, known then as Fortin Funeral Directors, at its existing location at 70 Horton Street in Lewiston.

In 1975, Roland G. Fortin sold his interest to existing shareholders Raymond Duprez, Denis Croteau and Roger Bouffard. In 1985, Raymond A. Perreault also became a shareholder in Fortin Funeral Directors.

Providing better funeral care

In 1992, Fortin Funeral Directors merged with Plummer and Merrill and Teague Funeral Homes. The name of the business changed to The Fortin Group of Lewiston and Auburn, offering a choice of locations to our families in both Lewiston and Auburn.

Always trying to keep our community's need in mind, The Fortin Group underwent several renovations to the existing funeral home. A major renovation in 1963 incorporated a parking lot, more spacious parlors for visitations and the comfort of air conditioning. Another renovation in 2008 restored many of the Lewiston funeral home's original architectural details and created a Celebration of Life center—a full-service meeting and banquet room with multimedia capabilities.

Although much has changed, we have always remained committed to serving the Twin Cities area and hope to continue our legacy for many more years.

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Remember the one you love

Honor the memory of your loved one with cemetery flower placement. You choose the flowers. You choose the months. We do the rest.

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Express your sympathy with flowers & gifts

1-800-Flowers

View arrangements

Bouquet of flowers on a cemetery

Remember the one you love

Honor the memory of your loved one with cemetery flower placement. You choose the flowers. You choose the months. We do the rest.

Learn More
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Express your sympathy with flowers & gifts

1-800-Flowers

View arrangements

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Unable to find an obituary?

Not finding what you are looking for? Search for your loved one's obituary across any of our other locations.

VIEW OBITUARIES
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Express your sympathy with flowers & gifts

1-800-Flowers

View arrangements

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Unable to find an obituary?

Not finding what you are looking for? Search for your loved one's obituary across any of our Washelli locations.

VIEW OBITUARIES
Bouquet of flowers on a cemetery

Remember the one you love

Honor the memory of your loved one with cemetery flower placement. You choose the flowers. You choose the months. We do the rest.

Learn More
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Unable to find an obituary?

Not finding what you are looking for? Search for your loved one's obituary across any of our other locations.

VIEW OBITUARIES

Ratings & Reviews

Verified Customer Reviews

Since 2005, many of our customers have taken the time to tell us how we did each year via our Voice of the Customer program. Our star ratings and comments from families come directly from these surveys.

"The entire team was compassionate, kind and extremely well organized. Making a difficult situation easier to navigate."

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Burial & Memorial Service Customer

May 2021

"I had two family members pass away within 17 days of each other. My wife of 46 years and our youngest son,who was only 42 years old. This has been the hardest and worst thing that has ever happened to our family. The people at the Fortin group on Horton St. in Lewiston, Me. we're very kind and professional especially when they came to our home to take my wife. They let me have time alone with both my wife and son as long as I needed. They then took care of them both and set up visitations for them. They met every request that I had. I am very pleased with the service and especially with the people that helped me and my and my wife's oldest son. One last thing is that I really do appreciate the calls from Heidi to check how I am doing. That does really help."

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Cremation & Memorial Service Customer

April 2021

"You may share the comments above with regard to preparation of my loved one, and I would like to share that the entire staff was, at every interaction, professional, pleasant, and helpful with every small or large detail that I needed. I did not ever feel stressed, rushed, or unsure about the service, as it was all handled for me with graciousness."

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April 2021

"The Fortin Group has handled the funerals for my parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles. Dealing with them is always professional, seamless, well scripted and handled with love and care. Over the years they've come to feel like family."

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August 2020

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