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.
Flexible event space
Facility is available to host your personal events
Celebration of Life center
Facility is designed for personalized funeral celebrations
Flexible chapel space
Our chapel can be used for hosting your religious events
- Piano/organ on site
- Coffee lounge
Arrangements by phone or email
Complete funeral planning, including electronic signature, without needing a funeral home visit
- Catered events
Services available to support planning events
- Audio and video equipment
Space available for corporate and organization meetings
- White limousines
Religious & Cultural
- Catholic cemetery section
- Jewish cemetery section
Other Languages Spoken
Free Funeral Planning Resources
Funeral planning can seem overwhelming. These guides can help you every step of the way—from choosing between traditional burial planning and cremation, designing a religious ceremony or a celebration of life, and deciding on cemetery property or filing for veteran's benefits.
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Personalized funeral services
The 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.
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.
"I was really grateful for the way you showed respect of our loss and the care that you shared with us"
"Sensitive, caring, organized and efficient staff"
Verified Cremation & Memorial Service Customer
"They made one of the most difficult times in my life so much easier, with their genuine kindness and understanding."
Verified Cremation Customer
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"ABSOLUTE PERFECTION FROM START TO FINISH."