Posted Aug. 02, 2010, at 7:03 p.m.

DEXTER and NEW BEDFORD, Mass. – Raymond J. Fortin, 80, died July 31, 2010, at a Dexter nursing home. He was born Feb. 26, 1930, in New Bedford, Mass., son of Louis and Emma (Guillmette) Fortin. Raymond worked in construction for most of his life in coastal Massachusetts, and was a member of Union Local No. 385, Fair Haven, Mass. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy (Larocque) Fortin of Dexter; six children, Irene Williams of California, Theresa Ashton of Massachusetts, Jean Fortin of Arkansas, David Fortin of Massachusetts, Marie Martel of New Hampshire, and Louis Fortin of Massachusetts; a sister, Yvette Hebert of Massachusetts; 10 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, seven stepchildren, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his first wife, Jeanne (Langlois) Fortin; a brother, Maurice Fortin; and a sister, Doris Fournier. A memorial Mass will be held 9 a.m. Monday, Aug. 23, at St. Francis Catholic Church, Acushnet, Mass. Cremation arrangements by Crosby & Neal, Dexter. For an online guest register, go to www.CrosbyNeal.com.