Robert M Forte

Born: Fri., Dec. 15, 1939
Died: Sun., Nov. 26, 2017

Memorial Mass

12:00 PM Sat., Dec. 02, 2017
Location: St. Patricks C hurch

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Robert M. Forte, Sr. 77, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on November 26, 2017. Robert (Bob) was born in Providence, RI and raised by Michael and Rose Forte in N. Providence, RI. He was a graduate of LaSalle Academy, Providence College, and served in the RI National Guard as a 2nd Lieutenant. He had a very warm friendly personality and was passionate about helping people. His wit, funny sense of humor, generosity, and unconditional love for his family and antiques will never be forgotten.

Bob is survived by his wife, Joan C. Forte of 55 years, their 4 children; Debra Hicks and partner Kevin Spearin of Narragansett, RI, Donna Forte and partner Steven Cavallo of Worcester, Diane Deschene and husband Kevin of Whitinsville, Robert Forte Jr. and wife Ellie of Harrisville, RI His 5 beloved grandchildren; Owen and Noah Hicks, Derek and Danielle Deschene and Rose Forte.

His funeral will be held on Saturday December 2nd at 12PM in St. Patrick's Parish, 1 Cross Street, Whitinsville, MA. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Bob's life. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Diabetes Association (, and Dementia Society of America ( To leave a condolence massage for the family please visit:

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Noreen Busha
   Posted Tue November 28, 2017
Joan, Debbie, Diane, Donna and Bobby and the rest of your Family
I am so very sorry for your loss. You are in my Prayers

Matt and Jane Donnelly
   Posted Wed November 29, 2017
Dear Deb and the entire Forte family~ We were so sorry to hear of your fathers passing. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Draw on the strength of your memories, friends and family during this difficult time.

Gene & Jean Ploss
   Posted Wed November 29, 2017
Omg so sorry to hear of Bob's passing we have many fond memories of Bob and Joan at the shop in Mashpee .
and also to Danielle and all of his children and grandchildren we are so sorry for your loss.

gene & jean

Tom Martin
   Posted Wed November 29, 2017
Very sorry .

carl picerno
   Posted Wed November 29, 2017
Bob, my friend of 54 years, now gone to finale rest. I will always remember how you took me under your wing when I joined the National Guard, the trips to Canada with Joan and Beverly and the weekends at your pool with all of our children. You have left a great family because you were always there for them. I will miss you my friend and hope we meet again.

Carl and Beverly Picerno

Chris and Sam
   Posted Wed November 29, 2017
Dear Deb,
Thinking of you and wishing you peace and comfort as you remember your dad.

J. Clement Cicilline
   Posted Wed November 29, 2017
Dear Family,
Please accept my sincere condolences. Bob was a classmate at La Salle Academy in Providence- Class of 1957. We have been getting together for lunch in Cranston for about 2 years and this past September we celebrated our 60th Reunion. Through Bob Aubin, we had heard that Bob was going to attend one of our lunches, but the date got changed, so, sadly, we didn't get to see him. But, he is remembered by his La Salle classmates as a fun-loving guy who made lasting friends. Bob and I were in the same homeroom in our junior year and had a some really good times, but we didn't always get away with it. Word has been sent to his classmates and we will be keeping him in our prayers.

Barbara and Ron Vaillancourt
   Posted Wed November 29, 2017
Dear Joan and family , We were so sorry to hear about Bob's passing. Your family is in our prayers.

karla lamothe
   Posted Thu November 30, 2017
Dear Joan,Debbie, Donna, Diane, Bobby and Family,
I am so so sad for your loss! Bob was an extraordinary man, that I am so proud to have known. Always kind and thoughtful, his generosity of spirit, gratitude and confidence is, and always will be unmatched. He truly enriched my life with his beautiful smile and happy nature. Heaven is getting a real Angel!!! Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers at this time. I wish I could be there to comfort you!
With Love and Sympathy, Karla Lamothe

Bob Aubin
   Posted Thu November 30, 2017
Dear Joan and Family.
I am so sorry to learn about Bob's death. Our times go back a long way to La Salle, PC,
and the music of "The Gilmore Trio". We had a lot of fun in those days.
All good memories---
A fine man who will be missed and remembered in my prayers.
Bob Aubin '57

Sue (Lajoie) Roberts
   Posted Fri December 01, 2017
Dear Joan, Deb, Donna, Diane and Bobby
I am so sorry for your loss. Even though I haven't seen all of you in quite a while I feel a history between us. Bob was always such a great guy, honest, funny and a friend. I sincerely hope you find comfort in your memories.

Sue (Lajoie) Roberts

Corinne Southworth
   Posted Fri December 01, 2017
Dear Joan,Debbie,Donna,Diane and Bobby
So very sorry to hear about Bob.I have great memories of visiting the house in North Providence as we grew up together. He was a great cousin..usually smiling. I'm very sorry that Brad and I will not be able to attend the Mass tomorrow but you will be in my prayers.

Jane (Lajoie) Barron
   Posted Tue December 05, 2017
Joan, Debbie, Donna, Diane and Bobby
We were so sorry to hear of Bob's death. I will always have such good memories of all of us working together. I always enjoyed seeing Bob and Joan at OLV events as well. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Jane (Lajoie) Barron

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