The Fortin Group


Rolande L. Begin

June 30, 1924September 6, 2020

Rolande Begin went to be with God on September 6th 2020. Rolande daughter of Joseph and Marie Cote Begin was born in Lewiston June 30, 1924. She was the 17th child out of 18. She graduated from Saint Dom’s High School in 1942 and in 1946 became a Grey Nun. In 1954, she became an RN spending a number of years in nursing at Saint Mary’s Hospital in Lewiston. Rolande later decided to do missionary work in Haiti from 1965 to 1967 from there she went to Canada to work with the Manitoba Eskimos in the North West Territories past the Artic Circle from 1969 to 1979.

In 1980, she returned to Lewiston to provide care for aging members of her family. Rolande is the last living sibling out of 18. In her last active years in Lewiston she was a Eucharistic Minister, taught religion, visited the sick, participated on the church board and was in the choir at Saint Peter and Paul Basilica in Lewiston. In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Activities board at Montello Heights. Visitation will be held at The Fortin Group 70 Horton St. Lewiston on Friday September 11th starting at 9 am, a Mass Of Christian Burial will be held at St. Peter and Paul Basilica at 11am. A graveside service will be held Wednesday September 16 at St. Peter’s Cemetery at 9 am.


  • Visitation

    Friday, September 11, 2020

  • A Mass of Christian Burial

    Friday, September 11, 2020

  • A Graveside Service

    Wednesday, September 16, 2020


Rolande L. Begin

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Maurice Begin

September 9, 2020

A woman of great faith who dedicated her whole life to caring for others. My aunt inspired selfless caring of the sick in myself and many others in health care. Her missionary work through the years affected many lives in such a positive way. She was held in high regards by all the St. Mary’s Nurse alumni.
Our prayers are with her .


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