Obituary of Charlotte Fortes

CHARLOTTE FORTES - of Woburn, Thursday, February 9th, at 72 years of age. Beloved daughter of the late Henry and Alice (Santos) Fortes. Dear sister of Stephen Fortes, his wife Vicki, of Woburn, Elaine Mendes , Ronald Raymond, Allen Fortes, and the late Minnie Schenck. Also survived by her brother in law Jerry Campbell of Woburn. Also survived by several nieces and nephews, special friend of Judy Donnely and Tracy Webber. A Graveside Service will be held on Wednesday, February 22nd at 11 am at Woodbrook Cemetery 100 Salem St, Woburn. Please at the family request in lieu of flowers remembrances may be made in Charlotte's memory to the Alzheimer's Association, 480 Pleasant Street, Watertown, MA 02472.

OBITUARY:

Charlotte Fortes passed away at her home on Friday, February 10th with her family by her side. She was seventy-two years of age.

Born and raised in New Bedford, Charlotte was one of five siblings born to the late Henry and Alice (Santos) Fortes.

By her mid 20’s, Charlotte moved to Woburn with her sister Minnie and her brother Stephen. Minnie, who was the oldest sibling, built the house which they would all live in right up to this day. Once she moved to Woburn, Charlotte got a position as a bookbinder, which she kept for the next 45 years. Charlotte retired from bookbinding early in the millennium.

All throughout Charlotte’s life, she and her sister Minnie were very devoted to one another. They did everything together. Whatever one did, so did the other, all through out life!

A private person, Charlotte enjoyed the fine, yet simple pleasures in life. An avid bingo player and thoroughly enjoyed her jigsaw puzzles.

Charlotte will always be remembered for her sweet, generous personality. She was always there when you needed somebody.

Sadly, in addition to her parents, Charlotte is pre-deceased by her very close sister Minnie Schenck.

She is lovingly survived by her loving brother Stephen Fortes, his wife Vicki, of Woburn, Elaine Mendes, Ronald Raymond and Allen Fortes. She Also survived by her brother in law Jerry Campbell of Woburn. Also survived by several nieces and nephews, special friend of Judy Donnely and Tracy Webber. A Graveside Service will be held on Wednesday, February 22nd at 11 am at Woodbrook Cemetery 100 Salem St, Woburn. Please at the family request in lieu of flowers remembrances may be made in Charlotte's memory to the Alzheimer's Association, 480 Pleasant Street, Watertown, MA 02472.