Alphonse “Al” Samuel Fortier, 75, of Raleigh, died Wednesday evening, October 5, 2016.
Al was a son of the late Ballou and Mae Fortier. He had a great career as sales manager for Leith Mercedes Benz for many years.
Al is survived by his brother, Michael Fortier of Ocean Springs, MS; nieces, Michelle Fortier and Suzanne Ott; nephews, Michael Fortier, Jr., John Fortier and Erik DeVries; Numerous great nieces and nephews.
A memorial service gathering was held at on Saturday, October 29th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at The Matthews House, 317 W. Chatham Street; Cary, NC 27511. Light hors d'oeuvres will be served.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Transitions Life Care, 250 Hospice Cr. Raleigh, NC 27607.
A service of Clancy Strickland Wheeler Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 1051 Durham Road, Wake Forest, NC 27587.(919-556-7400)
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I worked with Al years ago at Leith Inc. He was a kind and very cheerful person. My thoughts and prayers to all the family. Virginia May Robinson
Submitted by Virginia Robinson on Oct 14 2016 07:32:50 PM
My dear friend Al. You were the most generous, loving man. You reached out to bring joy to everyone you came to know. It was my pleasure and joy to take care of your home for the last 7 years. I will ALWAYS remember and have love for you.
Submitted by Carolyn Walker on Oct 13 2016 10:19:28 AM
Love you uncle Al.
Submitted by Rachel S. on Oct 11 2016 03:13:49 PM
I went to school with Al. He was always cheerful. Its been years since I have seen him but won't forget him. Cathy (Withington) Clark
Submitted by Cathy (Withington) Clark on Oct 10 2016 03:42:34 PM
Al, you will always be a special and deeply loved part of our family. The caring and passion you brought to everything you touched inspired so many people. I will hold you, your wonderful smile and your gentle spirit close in my heart always. My thoughts and prayers are with your loving family.
Submitted by Linda Leith on Oct 10 2016 08:20:41 AM
Michelle & Tony lit a candle for ALPHONSE S. “AL” FORTIER
Michelle & Tony lit a candle on Oct 9 2016 10:36:48 AM
I am saddened by the loss of a great man. He was such a gentleman. He treated me like a friend and daughter. I am blessed to of known him. Will be a better person, Because of him. I will always keep him close to my heart. Peace to the family. As he was a rare 💎.
Submitted by DH on Oct 9 2016 12:16:59 AM
Our sincere sympathy for the Fortier family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Submitted by Dennis & Susan Suggs on Oct 8 2016 11:53:37 AM
Words cannot express how much we will miss you. I know that you are in such a better place, and it brings me joy to know that you are no longer limited by your failing health. However, and I think I speak for all of us, I can't help but feel empty now that you're not here. I am so glad that we were given the opportunity to move to Raleigh, so that I could stand by your side during your fight. We love you, and you will be in our hearts and thoughts always.
Michelle & Tony
Submitted by Michelle & Tony on Oct 7 2016 10:20:43 PM
Al, it was a great pleasure and honor to have known you for 40 years, I will never forget you my friend.
Submitted by Casey Jones on Oct 7 2016 06:23:54 PM
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