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“Way to young, very sorry for your loss. ”
1 of 21 | Posted by: Doug Delbiondo - New britain, CT

“Yvonne, Joe and Jeff:May God grant you peace on the hardest day of your lives. My thought are with you. ”
2 of 21 | Posted by: Marie Wuerch - Tuson, AZ - friend

“Tom was a no holds barred man of action. A cool cat who always could land on his feet. A kind and thoughtful soul without a mean bone in his body....Read More »
3 of 21 | Posted by: A friend

“So many memories with Tommy. Raft races, skiing, Vermont, and so many more! So sorry Yvonne. He is way too young. ”
4 of 21 | Posted by: Laurie Haines DiMauro - Vernon, CT

“My condolences to Tom's wife and his two sons his mom and his brothers and sisters and all of his loved ones!! We pray that the Peace of Christ Jesus...Read More »
5 of 21 | Posted by: Michael Wayne Hurlburt - Cromwell, CT

“Dear Yvonne and family,I am sad to hear of Toms passing. He was one of my best friends in high school and I have fond memories of our time together...Read More »
6 of 21 | Posted by: Phil Costanzo - Largo, FL

“Yvonne, Joey and Jeffery,Words can't expresss the shock and deep sadness we are feeling about the passing of Uncle Tom! He was an amazing man,...Read More »
7 of 21 | Posted by: A friend

Raft Race days!
8 of 21 | Posted by: Laurie Haines DiMauro

“Yvonne, Jeff & Joey - We are so sorry for your loss. Tom was a gentle, kind soul that will live on forever in our memories. Love Bill, Sandra,...Read More »
9 of 21 | Posted by: Sandra Carrier - Colchester, CT

“Yvonne, Jeff & Joey - We are so sorry for your loss. Tom was a gentle, kind sole that will live on in our memories forever. Love Sandra, Bill, Todd...Read More »
10 of 21 | Posted by: Sandra Carrier - Colchester, CT

“Rest in Peace Tom, sorry for your loss, Tom was a terrific man with a great sense of humor. ”
11 of 21 | Posted by: Raymond Lewicki - FL

12 of 21 | Posted by: Raymond Lewicki - FL

“Yvonne I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved husband. Thinking of you and your boys in this time of sorrow . ”
13 of 21 | Posted by: A friend

“Yvonne, We are shocked and saddened to hear of Tom's passing. When I think of Tom, I always recall the story my mother (Aunt Lu)told me of Tommy as a...Read More »
14 of 21 | Posted by: Marylou (Fortier) Calderone - CT

“Our Cousin Tom will be greatly missed. Many good memories from our early childhood will be with us forever. Rest In Peace with your Mom and Dad. See...Read More »
15 of 21 | Posted by: Russ Fortier - Delray Beach, FL

“May your loving memories carry you until your hearts feel a little less heavy. Thinking of you all sending lots of love and prayers your way. ”
16 of 21 | Posted by: Debbie Darley - Bristol, CT

“Yvonne, I am so very sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for you and the boys. Love, Teresa ”
17 of 21 | Posted by: Teresa Hebebrand - Windsor Locks, CT

“Yvonne, There are no words for how sorry I am for your loss. Tom was a wonderful man and will be missed. Please know that I am here if you need...Read More »
18 of 21 | Posted by: Deb Jacoby - Simsbury, CT

“Yvonne, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts go out to you and your sons. ”
19 of 21 | Posted by: Patrice Chandler - Morrisville, NC

20 of 21 | Posted by: robbie duval - suffield, CT

“Dear Yvonne, Joey and Jeffry Our hearts are broken and we will miss Tom! No matter how serious Tom was he could always make you smile and laugh. He...Read More »
21 of 21 | Posted by: A friend

Thomas J. Fortier (1958-2018), age 60, passed away peacefully on April 17, 2018 surrounded by his wife and two sons after a short illness due to colon cancer. He was born on January 22, 1958 in New Britain, CT to Joseph A. and Donna (Fitzner) Fortier. He met the love of his life — Yvonne (Charest) Fortier — on a first date ski trip when they were teenagers. They dated for 7 years before getting married; and celebrated their 33rd anniversary a month before his passing. Their love was special and helped create two specials boys who love their Dad with the same love and passion that he had for them. Tom had a big heart. Always willing to help people; he would do anything for the people that he called his own, and never expected anything in return. Lovingly called “Thomas Project Fortier”, Tom loved to work with his hands, creating projects and solving problems. He was a builder, provider, and a shining example of what it means to be a Man. Tom had wonderful values that live on through those who were privileged to call him a husband, Dad, brother, or friend. He was a special man and his loss cannot be measured in words. Tom was the founder and owner of Component Maintenance Service, LLC in Bloomfield. He was a communicant of St. Luke Church in Ellington. And in his spare time, he enjoyed boating, skiing, and destination vacations with his family. In addition to his wife, Tom is survived by his loving sons, Joe Fortier of Vernon, and Jeff Fortier of Ellington; two sisters, Teresa Pytlik and Adele Willett, both of Middletown; a brother, Steve Fortier and his wife Carol of Stratford; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. His family will receive friends for calling hours on Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 2:00-5:00 p.m. at the Ladd-Turkington & Carmon Funeral Home located at 551 Talcottville Road (Route 83), Vernon. Family and friends may gather at the funeral home on Monday, April 23rd, at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. at St. Luke Church located at 141 Maple Street, Ellington. Burial will be private at the convenience of his family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in his memory may be made to the Helen & Harry Gray Cancer Center at 85 Retreat Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106. For online condolences and guest book, please visit