NEWPORT, R.I. – Marie Jeannette (Fortin) Charette, 87, of 70 Harrison Ave., Newport, R.I., formerly of Wyandotte, Mich., and East Hartford, Conn., died Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2004, at Village House Nursing Home, Newport, R.I. She was born May 21, 1917, in Frenchville, the daughter of the late Willie Fortin and the late Marie (Michaud) Fortin. She was the wife of the late Noel Charette. She is survived by two sons, Clifford N. Charette of Middletown, R.I., and Robert E. Charette of Riverview, Mich.; a daughter, Carolyne A. Spence of Wyandotte, Mich.; two sisters, Rinette Chasse of Stonington, Conn., and Marcella Mooney of Jacksonville, Fla.; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a brother, Gilbert Fortin; and sister, Catherine Jandreau, Bertha Gagnon and Claire Dupont. Her funeral and burial will be private. Donations may be made in her memory to Village House Patient Activities Fund, 70 Harrison Ave., Newport, RI 02840.