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 Forte, Nancy
Born: 12/12/1920
Died: 02/06/2016
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Forte, Nancy

             Forte, Nancy age 95 of Newton, NJ died Saturday February 6, 2016 at the Morristown Medical Center. Born in Brooklyn, NY she had lived in Vernon Twp. for many years, moving to Newton in 1995.

             Daughter of the late Joseph and Josephine (Scoma) Alonge, Nancy had worked many years as a Seamstress for the Coat Factory in Sussex and later Morley’s Shirt Co. Franklin. She had also worked as a Cook’s Assistant for the Vernon Twp. High School until her retirement in 1995. A longtime member of the Lafayette Twp. Senior Citizens, Nancy was also a dedicated volunteer for the Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice.

             A member of the Newton Memorial Hospital Ladies Auxiliary, she had been active knitting hats and blankets for newborn babies. Mrs. Forte was also a volunteer at the Fairview Lake YMCA for many years. A loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister, she will be truly missed.

             Mrs. Forte was pre deceased by her husband Armando in 1970 as well as her brother Charles Alonge in 1987 and a sister Martha Grillo in 1997. Survivors include her sons Louis of Plano TX, Joseph of Jamaica, NY, Stephen of Newton and Peter of Nutley and her daughter Theresa Santafiore of Brodheadsville, PA. Also surviving are her sister Florence Toscano of Piscataway, her ten grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

             A funeral Mass of Christian burial will be held Thursday February 11, 2016 at 10:00 AM in the St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church Halstead St. Newton. Interment will follow in the Glenwood Cemetery Vernon Twp., NJ. Visitation will be held Wednesday February 10th from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Iliff-Ruggiero Funeral Home #156 main St. (Rt. 206) Newton, NJ

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I always loved watching Aunt Nancy and Grandma Flo have a conversation or a discussion. The outcome was always fits of laughing. We will miss her greatly.
I am grateful to have the strength of my Nana running through my veins. Nana, you taught me how to persevere, remain positive, and never let anything keep me down. Thank you for your unconditional love and support. Hugs to Mom for me.
Aunt Nancy was more of a mother to me than my own. She gave me confidence, self esteem and most of all ,love and attention. Even when I was married, I had an apartment closer to her house. She supported me through my troubled marriage, and raising my children . All in the world always seemed better after spending time with her.. When I moved to Colorado, and Louie gave her a free trip anywhere in th U.S. she visited me. Every Christmas my grandchildren and I make her special candy cane walnut crescent and pinwheel cookies. I have wonderful memories of my life with her in it.She was so incredibly strong loving and full of wisdom.
Dianne along johnson
Thank you for all the memories we have. Because of you I was able to be both mom and dad to my kids because I watched you do it when we were young. You taught us how to be strong independent people,traits from you I try to instill in my kids.You touched so many peoples lives and the love you gave will keep us going. To the greatest mom,grandmother, great grandmother,sister,aunt,and friend we love you and miss you and will remain in our hearts always.
Nana was the greatest grandmother a person could wish for. There is not enough space and time to list let alone comment upon all of her accomplishments and what made her such an amazing woman. She will be missed beyond words. Thanks for being the best Nana. You will forever live in our hearts. Love, Andre, Laurie, Brianna & Caitlyn
Andre Forte
In a world of single moms'you were way ahead of the times'thanks for the sacrifices made to keep a roof overhead and food in our bellies.Forever grateful for the lessons you taught us.Y0u laid the footsteps to follow,I hope we follow the path.SOkick off your shoes and celebrate again with all who have gone before you.
stephen fORTE
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