EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

June 18, 2013

Blance (Krawiec) Fortuna, 95

Andover — Blanche (Krawiec) Fortuna, 95, of Andover, died peacefully on Saturday, June 15. Born, raised and educated in Lawrence, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Mary (Koluta) Krawiec.

She worked in the Pacific Mills and Meadowbrook Laundry, and retired from Western Electric/Lucent Technologies in North Andover.

After retirement, she enjoyed cooking, traveling, gardening, and her pets. She would take in strays and shelter animals.

She especially enjoyed her family, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, niece June Lilley and her family, and grandchildren.

She was very active in the Polish National Catholic Church and was a member of the White Eagles.

She is survived by her sons, Edward Fortuna and his wife, Dorothy of Andover, and Raymond Fortuna and his wife Anne, of Kennebunk, Maine; daughters, Lois Jette and her husband, Roger of Atkinson, N.H., and Pamela Richardson of Andover; grandchildren, Tye and Andrew Fortuna of Montana, Denise Preble of Virginia, and Edward Fortuna of Haverhill; and great-grandchildren, Amber, Logan, Kason, and Madden Fortuna of Montana, Jason Preble of Virginia, and Evan Fortuna of Haverhill. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

The family would like to send many thanks for the wonderful care she received from Sutton Hill Nursing Center, the second floor team and Life Choice Hospice Caregivers.

ARRANGEMENTS: Her funeral services will be privately held at a later date. Donations in Blanche’s memory may be made to Life Choice Hospice, 161 South Main St., Middleton, MA 01949, or to the animal shelter of your choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Burke-Magliozzi Funeral Home, 390 North Main St., Andover. For additional information please visit, www.burkemagliozzi.com.