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Mark W. Fortier, 68

CHESHIRE, Mass. —  

Mr. Mark W. Fortier, 68, of Cheshire, died on Thursday, July 4, 2024, at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield surrounded by his loved ones.

He was born in Adams on November 1, 1955, a son of the late John and Norma (Sauve) Fortier. He attended schools in Adams and graduated from Hoosac Valley High School with the class of 1973.

Mark last worked as a Repair/Rebuild Specialist for GL&V USA Inc., in Lenox until retiring. Earlier he had worked for many years as a machinist for the former Beloit Jones and J&L Fiber Services.

He was a communicant of St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Cheshire. He was a member of the Mountain Club in Adams and Cheshire Rod & Gun Club. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, the former Jean M. Coope, whom he married on August 27, 1977; his son, Kyle Fortier and his wife Andrea of Swansea, MA; two daughters, Maryann Fortier of Adams and Stacy Dellaghelfa of Cheshire; four brothers, Craig Fortier and his wife Maria, Jay Fortier and his wife Patricia, Wayne Fortier and his wife Beth and Keath Fortier and his wife Dawn; five grandchildren, Hayden, Logan, Lucas, Tessa and Cora; one great granddaughter, Mia, and by many nieces and nephews.

The funeral mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, July 10th at 10:30 A.M. in St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Cheshire.

Burial will follow in Bellevue Cemetery, Adams.

Calling hours are Tuesday from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at the PACIOREK FUNERAL HOME, 13 Hoosac St., Adams.

Memorial donations may be made to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215.

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So sorry for your loss Jeane.
from: Althea Ossenforton: 07-20-2024

Jean, Maryann, and family. I am sorry for your loss. Please accept my condolences. Larry O
from: Larry Ordynaon: 07-15-2024

Jean ,Maryann and families of Mark
Sending sincere sympathy for your loss.
Many memories of days at Anthony's pool.
Lucy Anthony Czaja
from: Lucy Czajaon: 07-15-2024

Jean, We are so sorry to learn that Mark has passed on. Accept our sincere condolences and prayers for you and your family.

Vincent Brosseau and Patricia
from: Vincent said Patricia on: 07-14-2024

Jean and family,
Sue and I would like to express our condolences to you and your family, gone way to soon.
from: Ken and Sue Bleilon: 07-09-2024

So sorry to hear of Mark s passing.
It was always a pleasure to help you and he with your travel adventures...
from: Stella Hyndmanon: 07-09-2024

Sirry for your loss.
from: Michael E. McKeonon: 07-09-2024

Jean and family,
This took my breath away. We are so very sorry. A good man gone far too soon.
Sharon and Charlie
from: Sharon DeMyer Nemseron: 07-08-2024

I am so sorry to hear about Mark's passing. He was my teammate on the Hoosac Valley swim team and I admired him. You have my sympathy.
from: Dave Schwarzer on: 07-08-2024

Jean and family,
Peter and I were so sorry to learn of your husband’s passing. May your memories sustain you for years to come.
Our most sincere sympathies to you and your family.

Susan and Peter Unis
from: Susan Unison: 07-08-2024

My sincere condolences to Jean and the whole family. Mark was a great guy that everyone enjoyed being around.
from: Keith E. Bushon: 07-08-2024

Sorry to hear about the passing of Mark, it came as a great surprise, was a long time childhood friend and had many days with Mark and many other friends at Anothy's Pool, works for many years at Beloit Jones with Mark too, such a great guy.
We had great hunting trips in Vermont by the Canadian border in the 70's. and was in our Graduating Class.
from: Bill Dupeeon: 07-07-2024

Jean and family,
Sorry to read of Mark's passing. Keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers.
from: Bet Azaron: 07-07-2024

i will always remember you with a smile mark*
my sincerest condolences to mark's family~ peace n blessed be
from: carol trudeauon: 07-07-2024

My deepest sympathy and prayers are with you all. May the love of friends and family carry you through this difficult time.
Love, Elaine
from: Elaine Danielson: 07-07-2024

Jean, we are so sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.
from: Autumn & Don Mastroiannion: 07-07-2024

Jean, I was so sorry to see this. Our condelences to you and your family.
from: Pam & Tom Kidderon: 07-06-2024

Dearest Jean and Family,
Please accept our most sorrowful sympathy for your loss.
Mark was one of a kind and we loved him dearly. We will miss him always.
Love. Marty & Cindy
from: Cindy Harringtonon: 07-06-2024

I want to give my deepest condolences to Kyle and Andrea and the rest of the family. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
from: on: 07-06-2024