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Mary E. (McNamara) Forgione

Funeral Services & Interment will be held privately due to the ongoing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic for Mary E. (McNamara) Forgione, who died in the loving presence of her family at her home, on Thursday, May 14th, following a brief illness, she was 82 years old.

Mary was born in Melrose but was a lifelong Revere resident. She was educated in the Revere Public Schools & was an alumnus of Revere High School, Class of 1955. Mary had a brief working career before she married the love of her life, Ralph Forgione. The couple would spend the next 62 years in Revere where they raised their family together. Mary was the proud mother of 5 children. She was dedicated to her family first & foremost & her home. She was a woman who took a great sense of pride in her household and was always surrounded by her children and later on, her grandchildren. She had the privilege of seeing born her only great grandchild, Charlotte, which she lovingly called “Her Sunshine”. Mary loved her life enjoying activities, functions, life achievements of her families. Holiday, birthdays, weddings, anniversaries; being together was key in all that she did. She had a loving grace within and also a witty & humorous personality. She always enjoyed a good laugh. Her spirit is in everyone she has touched & loved, her memory will always be carried on through her devoted & loving family.

She is the beloved wife of 62 years of Ralph F. Forgione, II of Revere. Proud & loving mother of Ralph R. Forgione, III & wife Linda, Joan M. Forgione & husband Dennis, Thomas F. Forgione, Frederick J. Forgione, all of Revere & Edward R. Forgione & wife Sheryl of Winthrop. Cherished Nana of Kasey L. MacLean & husband Robert of Scituate, Ryan Forgione & wife Jessica of Brighton, Lauren Ward & husband Ben of Saratoga Springs, New York, Amber Forgione of Revere, Adrianna Forgione of Chelsea, Laritza Forgione of Lynn, Priscila Forgione of Maui, Hawaii & Jake Forgione of Winthrop. Adored Great Nana of Charlotte “Charlie” MacLean. Dear sister of Ruth Rossetti & husband Thomas of Revere & Dorothy Misenheimer & husband Sumner of Rowley. She is also lovingly survived by many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews. Funeral Services & Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett will be private.


Funeral Services and Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett will be Private.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St Jude Children’s Research hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl. Memphis, TN 38105-9959.


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  1. Kristin Russell
    May 20 2020

    Bless you Mary Forgione ♥️. Our wonderful Revere neighbor my whole life. I will miss your stories, voice, smile, seeing you in the backyard and your chicken cutlets. My heart mourns, I picture you in your beautiful peach dress you loved and periwinkle one ♥️ I will cherish the wonderful afternoon on the backyard swing this past summer and the pictures you showed. I love hanging out with you both. Always with that smile. Love Kristin ♥️♥️♥️.

  2. Enda Thornton-Adams
    May 18 2020

    Our sincere condolences to the Forgione Family. May God give you all the strength to hold each other during this challenging time. You are all in our prayers

    Peace and Blessings
    Thornton-Adams Family

  3. David Curreri
    May 18 2020

    To Ralph and children-
    So very sorry to hear about Mary’s passing. We feel terrible about this. She was so kind and thoughtful when we lost my parents sending food and checking in on Steve. We could not have asked for a more wonderful and caring neighbor. We are sorry we aren’t able to show our appreciation for her in person. Please know you are all in our hearts.

    David Curreri and Family
    Middleton, MA

  4. Diane Russell
    May 17 2020

    R.I.P. my good friend! You’ve been a great neighbor for 50 years. You are greatly missed.

    Love,
    Diane, Dawn, Kristin & Kim

  5. Sue and John Mello
    May 17 2020

    Mary- You are such a beautiful lady inside and out with a great sense of humor that we had the pleasure of getting to know. We can still picture you and Ralph sitting on Linda’s deck under the umbrella,eating cherries and drinking Dunkins coffee and keeping a watchful eye over the children in the pool and yard on the 4th of July. You will be greatly missed.Our condolences go out to the entire Forgione family. She was a wonderful woman, Love Sue and John Mello

  6. TOM ROSSETTI
    May 15 2020

    You will be for ever missed Auntie. You were not just my aunt but my God Mother. We shared something special. When ever I would see you would ight up like a Christmas tree. That just showed me the love you had for me. I will never forget your sence of humor and how you could entertain us with your stories. The one thing I remember most is how you told them at the paper office I was 11 years old when I was only 10 so I could get my paper route. We often joked about that thru the years… I will miss you with all my heart may you rest in peace Auntie.

  7. Amber Forgione
    May 15 2020

    I will miss you so much nana. You shared such a silly sense of humor with me and my favorite memories are of us laughing. Your marriage to papa is such an amazing love story and I cannot wait to have a marriage as strong as yours. I could not be more proud to have your genes and have had so many amazing years with you. Rest in the sweetest peace, I love you nana

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