On June 23, 2021, Jeanette G. Fortin (Gendron), 104, of Claremont, NH, passed away peacefully with her family by her side. She was born November 26, 1916, the daughter of the late Marie Louise Chartier and Alexander Gendron.Jeanette and her husband Nap (Joseph), were owners of the Park Side Stand (Aka The Dog Stand) on what was then Green Mountain Road (across from the Outdoor pool) in Claremont. They were the creators of a popular Nap Burger and Jen Burger. A tradition they enjoyed was to offer newly weds their wedding night meal at no charge. While working at the “Dog Stand” Jeanette was busy raising six children. Later in life she worked at the Daily Eagle (Eagle Times), retiring after 25 years.Jeanette is survived by four of her children: Ronald Fortin and wife Marie of Claremont, Linda Weber and husband Richard of Escondido CA, Nona Miller and husband Buck (Vernon) of Claremont and Debra Foster, widow of Donald Foster Sr. of Claremont. Also, daughter-in-law, Kathy Fortin of Hampton, VA, and son-in-law, William Lyons of Claremont. Jeanette was proxy mother to two special “almost” daughters, Gale Delaney and Shari Bettez. Also surviving is sister Rita Parent and brother George Gendron. Grandchildren Ralph & Steven Mahany, Julie (Mahany) Gillespie, Becky (Mahany) Hill, Tonya (Fortin) Jolly, Michael Fortin, Eric & Kurt Weber, Michelle (Fortin) Kababik, Terry Fortin Jr (Butchie), Wendy (Miller) Hamilton, Vernon Miller III, Mandy (Miller) Descoteau, Jamie (Miller) Sandsbury, Melissa (Lyons) Bocash, Donald Jr., Michael & Joshua Foster, Alyssa (Foster) Caggiano, Jennifer (Foster) Tetreault. She is also survived by nieces, nephews, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. Jeanette was predeceased by her husband Joseph Napoleon Fortin, two of her children, Terry Fortin Sr. (Kathy), Nancy Fortin Lyons (William), son-in-law Donald Foster Sr., and daughter-in-law Nancy Mahany Fortin. Also two sisters, Florine Cote and Edna Mayo. The family is very grateful for the exceptional comfort and nursing care Jeanette received during her short stay at Sullivan County Health Care. There will be no calling hours per Jeanette’s wishes. A private interment and family celebration will be held at a later date.In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Sullivan County Health Care, 5 Nursing Home Dr. Claremont, NH 03743 in her memory.The Stringer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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