AUBURN — M.S. Gloria Fortin (AKA Gloria S. Fortin) formerly of Katherine Street, Brunswick, and recently a resident of Sabattus, passed away on Jan. 7, at Hospice House.

She was born in Brunswick, April 18, 1924, the daughter of Ludger and Laura Bard Fortin. She attended St. John’s School and Brunswick High School, graduating in 1942.

During world War II, she was among the first group of women to work in the shipyard at Bath Iron Works in Bath. Following the war, she was employed in the office of Verney Mills in Brunswick for nine years and later as a secretary at Bath Iron Works, where she retired in 1988. After her retirement, she was a volunteer at Midcoast Hospital and St. John’s Parish and also was part of the Running Start Program for 21 years.

She was an active member of the Daughters of Isabella, Father Remy Circle, joining in 1948, and held several offices in the circle including that of regent.

She is survived by one sister, Prudence Brandenburg and her husband, Robert, of San Diego, Calif.; two brothers, Regis and his wife, Mamie, of Bath and Reginald and his wife, Pauline, of Sabattus; 11 nieces and nephews; many grandnieces and nephews; and many great-grandnieces.

She was predeceased by her parents; her oldest brother, Fulgence (Phil), and his wife, Fredericka; a nephew, Stephen; and a niece, Estella.

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