Henry J. Fortes





February 28, 2015

Henry J. Fortes, 93, of City View Avenue died Saturday February 28, 2015 at Rhode Island Hospital.He was the husband of the late Gladys (Rose) Fortes, to whom he was married for 60 years.Born in Providence he was a son of the late John and Monica (DaCruz) Fortes.Mr. Fortes was an Army Veteran of WWII. He was a housekeeper for the Veterans Hospital in Providence before retiring. He loved Boxing, was an avid New York Giants fan and had a passion for reading. Mr. Fortes was a communicant of Saint Edward’s Church in Providence and Saint Brendan’s Church in Riverside.He leaves two daughters, Anita Parsons and Monica Keenan both of East Providence, three sons, Steven Fortes of Cranston, Dan Fortes of Manchester, CT, and Richard Fortes of East Providence, seven grandchildren, Timothy, Duane, Michael, Evan, Lyndell, Arianna and Alex and three great grandchildren, Lexi, Jocelyn and Justice. He was predeceased by three siblings.His funeral will be held on Thursday at 9:00 AM from the PERRY-MCSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM in Saint Brendan’s Church, Turner Avenue, Riverside. Burial with Military Honors will be held in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Calling hours Wednesday 4-8.


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