Fortin, Rita D. (Samson), 101, died March 24, 2018 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center. She was the wife of the late Leo Joseph Fortin. Born in North Providence, she was a daughter of the late Laureat and Alpheda (St. Onge) Samson and sister of the late Roland Samson.
Rita lived in North Providence for most of her life with periods in Coventry and New York. She worked as a supervisor in the kitchen at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital, retiring in 1978.
She is survived by two sons, Roland Fortin of Taos, NM and Dennis Fortin of Greenville, five grandchildren, Michelle Backe, Vanessa Fortin, Sarah Fortin Herrera, Andrew Fortin, and Christopher Fortin, five great-grandchildren, Violet and Lily Herrera, Ashley, Tylor, and Erin Backe, and her sister, Palma Sainsbury of Pawcatuck, CT.
Services and burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Niemann-Pick Disease Foundation, PO Box 49, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538.