Louis J. Forte

Louis J. Forte, 89, of Sagamore Beach died May 28 at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Plymouth.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Marion (Eastman) Forte, and his second wife, Helen Towne King Forte.

Mr. Forte was born in Belmont to John and Lena (Pendice) Forte. He lived in Belmont, Waltham, Newton, and New Smyra Beach, Florida, before moving to Sagamore Beach four years ago.

Mr. Forte served in the United States Army during World War II. He was a technician 5th grade with the 629th Medical Clearing Company. He received the European African Middle Eastern Theater Campaign Ribbon, the American Theater Campaign Ribbon, the Good Conduct Medal, and the Victory Medal.

He worked for the MBTA for 26 years, and was a member of Local 589. He worked as a driver, a starter, and finally as a revenue agent.
In his spare time, Mr. Forte enjoyed solving crossword puzzles, following Boston sports, and Sunday morning get-togethers with all of his extended family. He also was an active member of the Belmont VFW.

He leaves his children, John Forte and his wife, Catherine Forte, of Sagamore Beach, and Carol Forte of Watertown; his sister, Carmela Santoro of Belmont; his grandchildren, Theresa Forte of Utah, Kimberly Rider of Plymouth, and Susan Schulze of Westfield; four great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to both his wives, Mr. Forte also was predeceased by two brothers, John and Richard Forte; and four sisters, Eda Forte, Mary Marfione, Olga Crisafi, and Frances McLaughlin.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, June 3, at 11 AM at St. Margaret’s Church, 141 Main Street, Buzzards Bay.

Interment will follow at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne.

Donations may be made in Mr. Forte’s memory to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.

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