Virginia Belle Fortier
June 1, 1928 – November 19, 2018
Virginia Belle Fortier, 90, of Old Town, died unexpectedly on Monday, November 19th, 2018. She was born June 1, 1928 in Brooklyn, NY to Frank and Cecilia MacIntosh and was predeceased by her loving husband of 59 years, Louis Mark Fortier and her sister Barbara Sawyer. She is survived by her five children Cynthia Hatfield and husband Lindsey, Amy Fortier, Danielle Fournier and husband Peter, Suzanne Fortier and Mark Fortier; and she is also survived by her 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Virginia worked at the School of Dental Hygiene until her retirement, but her real passion was for community service. She began her service on the Old Town School Board in 1980, followed by the Old Town City Council for four terms, where she served on multiple legislative committees, including time as Mayor. Following her work with the City of Old Town, Virginia served 10 years as Chairperson on the Advisory Board for the Eastern Area Agency on Aging and was subsequently elected as the first woman President of the Board of Directors. During her years at the Agency, Virginia also served on the Old Town Museum Board and on UMO’s President’s Committee for Retirees. In 2010, Virginia was honored with the WLBZ John W. Coombs “2 Those Who Care” Award for preserving the history of Old Town and caring for the aging. Virginia was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother whose infectious energy will be missed by all. In lieu of flowers, please consider a gift to the Eastern Area Agency on Aging at 450 Essex St., Bangor ME 04401 to assist elderly Maine residents. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated, 10 am, Friday, November 30, 2018, at Parish of the Resurrection, Holy Family Catholic Church. The family invites relatives and friends to share a light luncheon in the parish hall, following the service.