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“Dear Lou and family,Today, John Paul and I heard of Nancy's passing. She was everything that is mentioned in her obituary and more. We will always...Read More ยป
1 of 7 | Posted by: Marie and John Paul SanGiovanni - FL

“So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
2 of 7 | Posted by: Carol Sylvestre - Windham, NH

“Greg and Family So very sorry for your loss Thoughts and prayers through this difficult timeDean and Caleen Dagliere ”
3 of 7 | Posted by: Dean Dagliere - Terryville, CT

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4 of 7 | Posted by: Josephine Cavallaro - North Haven, CT

“To Dave and the entire Fortuna Family,Thinking of you and sending prayers during this difficult time. I am sorry for your loss ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: Dawn Novelli Gowrie Group/Maritime Program Group - CT

6 of 7 | Posted by: beth fortuna - hamden, CT

“i am so sorry for your lost of your mom and your wife she was a great mother in-law and I am going to miss her a lot she was a great lady ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: beth fortuna - hamden, CT

FORTUNA, Nancy L. (Osborne). Age 79 years, of Berlin, NH, North Haven, CT, Hanover, MA, and Bonita Springs, FL, passed away peacefully on June 14th after a brave, year-long battle with brain cancer.

Nancy was born on June 29, 1937 in Berlin, NH. She grew up alongside her sister and brother at her parent's drive-in restaurant, Bernie & Dave's. She met her soulmate during her school days and began their life together, which included a trip to UNH, a stint in the U.S. Army based in Germany, multiple moves around the country, and three loving sons.

Nancy epitomized what it meant to be a loving, kind and unselfish person. She was a trusted friend, mother, and grandmother to everyone who knew her. She was always providing assistance to those in need, whether as a reading teacher, volunteer, CCD teacher, or any other selfless roles that she embraced. To know her was to love her. She will be greatly missed.

Nancy is survived by her beloved husband, Louis A. Fortuna. Sons; James and his wife Beth Fortuna of Hamden, CT, David and his wife Michelle Fortuna of Clinton, CT, and Gregory and his wife Stephanie Fortuna of Hanover, MA. Grandchildren; Andrew, David Jr., Matthew, Caitlin, and Kylie Fortuna.

She was predeceased by her parents David Osborne and Bernadette (Gunn) Osborne, sister Phyllis Holt and brother Paul Osborne.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Nancy's honor at St. Mary Church, 392 Hanover St., Hanover, MA, Monday June 26th at 10 A.M.

Relatives and friends invited.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Nancy's memory may be made to the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center in support of the Cancer Outcomes Research Program (CORe) Gifts can be made online at