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

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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.

"We have worked with Fortin's for the funerals of several family members and they go above and beyond to help us through a difficult time."

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September 2022

"The team made my family feel like a person and not a number. Very Compassionate and understanding to our situation."

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July 2022

"All members of The Fortin Group treated me, and my family, with the utmost, caring, respect, dignity, and compassion during our recent loss. From the making arrangements to the final services, every aspect was handled in a very positive and professional manner. Our family was helped immensely during this very difficult time. We would highly recomme

nd The Fortin Group for all anyone's funeral and bereavement needs."

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July 2022

"Great service. Would recommend them."

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June 2022

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