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Friday, 10 January 2014 10:55

Barbara B. Fortin

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SOUTH GLENS FALLS – Barbara B. Fortin, 79, passed away on Sunday, January 5 at the Home of the Good Shepherd in Moreau.

Born on July 3, 1934 in Schenectady, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Agnes (Koval) Nikolski. Barbara was also predeceased by her husband Richard Fortin and two sons, Ricky Dave and Chuck Fortin.

Barbara worked at Skidmore College in housekeeping and after her retirement she volunteered as a foster grandmother at the Greenberg Child Care Center at Skidmore. She enjoyed plants, long rides to get ice cream and watching CSI and Law and Order.

Survivors include her daughters, Kathy Stevens of Saratoga Springs, Maureen (John) Devine of Hudson Falls, Barbara (Geoff ) Holzhauer of Scotia and Sheri Fortin of  Watervliet; four grandchildren, Christopher Atkins, Jessica Atkins, Vanessa Harpster and Timathy Holzhauer and two great-grandchildren, Zac Hagen and Kaysen Harpster.

The family would like to extend their thanks to all the staff at the Home of the Good Shepherd and Community Hospice Services.

There will be no calling hours.

A graveside service will be held in the spring at St. Peter’s Cemetery, West Ave. Saratoga Springs.

Arrangements are under the direction of the William J. Burke & Sons/Bussing & Cunniff Funeral Homes of 628 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs (584-5373).


Online remembrances may be made at www.burkefuneralhome.com.

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