Donald Joseph Fortin Jr.

WINSLOW – Donald Joseph Fortin Jr., 73, passed away unexpectedly on February 5, 2021.He was born in Waterville on July 8, 1947, the son of Donald and Priscilla (Violette) Fortin Sr.After graduating from Winslow High School in 1967, he enlisted in the Navy and served for 4 years on the USS Saratoga. He worked at Bath Iron Works his entire career, building Navy Destroyers recently retiring in July 2020. He also ran a van transportation service for commuters going to work at Bath.Donald had a passion for cars often entering them in car shows around the State of Maine, snowmobiling and riding his motorcycle. He also enjoyed family gatherings at his sister’s homes.In addition to his parents Donald and Priscilla Fortin Sr, Donald was predeceased by his brother Michael Fortin and sister Elizabeth Coonon.Surviving are his children, Sherrilynn Violette Fortin and husband Craig Steiner of Chula Vista, Calif., Kimberlee Johnson of Anderson, South Carolina and Ryan Fortin and partner Karrie Davis of Winslow; six grandchildren who he loved dearly, Jeanna, Erich, Jakob, Arianna, Desiree and Miriah; one brother, Richard of Alexandria, Va.; four sisters, Beverly (William) Rhoades of Clinton, Deborah Dubois of Waterville, Theresa (Robert) Macklin of Winslow and Jennifer (Steven) Harrison of Albion.He is also survived by several nieces and nephews; special friends, Jeanne Poulin, Nancy Reynolds and Joel Carter who drove one of his transport vans.Due to COVID-19, a celebration of his life will take place at a later date and will be announcedIn lieu of flowers,donations in Donald’s memory may be made to the:Travis Mills Foundation747 Western AvenueManchester, Maine 04351 travismillsfoundation.org/our-retreat

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