Mildred Ardean (Luddy) Fortin, 82, of Middlebury, died Saturday, July 28, at Waterbury Hospital. She was the wife of Lawrence T. Fortin.
Fortin was born in Meriden Oct. 3, 1928, a daughter of the late William and Alice (Lawson) Luddy and had been a longtime resident of Middlebury.
She was educated in the Middlebury school system and was a graduate of Crosby High School. She retired in 1976 from Uniroyal-Footwear Div. where she had worked for many years.
Fortin was a member of the and a former member of the Middlebury Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed reading and spending time with her family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Besides her husband of 64 years, Larry, she leaves one son, Paul Fortin and his wife Gerri of Middlebury; two daughters, Nancy Gently and her husband Ronald of Naugatuck, and Sandra Grazing and her husband Anthony of Middlebury; three sisters-in-law, Anita Wrogg of Naugatuck , Irene Souci of Waterbury, and Alice Luddy of Naugatuck; four grandchildren, Traci Alessie, Kimberly Valentin, Gary Graziano, and Denny Graziano and his wife Valerrie; 8 great-grandchildren, Ryan Oppedisano, John Oppedisano, Scott Hansen, Allysin, Amanda, and Brandon Valentin, Ashlynn Graziano, and Anthony Graziano; two great-great-grandchildren, Aubry Oppedisano, Brianna Oppedisano, and a future great-great-grandson, Aiden who is due in August and many nieces and nephews and cousins.
Calling Hours: Friends may call at the , 219 Meadow St. on Monday, July 30, from 5 to 8 p.m.
Funeral Service: 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 31, at the 1242 Whittemore Rd.
Burial: Middlebury Cemetery on Cemetery Road
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Ambulance Fund, 65 Tucker Hill Rd., Middlebury 06702.
For further information or to send an online condolence, visit www.aldersonfuneralhomes.com.