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Official Obituary of: Dorothy M. Forbes 07/13/2020

Dorothy M. Forbes 07/13/2020

NORTH ATTLEBORO – Dorothy M. Forbes, 99, passed away Monday, July 13, 2020 at The Branches in North Attleboro, where she’s been a resident since 2017.  She was the devoted wife of the late Cameron A. Forbes who passed away in 2017.

Born October 6, 1920 in North Attleboro, she was a daughter of the late George and Mary (Magill) Berard.

Dorothy was a lifelong resident of North Attleboro and graduated from North Attleboro High School in 1938.

She worked at Miller’s Department Store in North Attleboro and also Wells Manufacturing in Attleboro and Donley Manufacturing in North Attleboro before retiring in the mid-1970’s.

Dorothy enjoyed family functions, her grandchildren, cooking, yard sales and vacationing on Cape Cod.  She also loved dancing and danced the Waltz, Fox Trot and Polka.

She is survived by two sons and their spouses: Greg Forbes and wife Judy of West Yarmouth and Grant Forbes and wife Linda of North Attleboro;  her daughter-in-law Jean Forbes of North Attleboro;

8 grandchildren: Jeff, Jill, Chad, Michelle, Mitch, Kevin, Kelly and Lorie; 13 great-grandchildren: Brittany, Zach, Madison, Haley, Amanda, Samuel, Olivia, Sean, Quinn, Terrence, Carly, Shauna and Mark; and a great-great-grandchildren: Killian and Emory.

She was mother of the late Scott Forbes, who passed away in May of 2020.

Services will be held privately with burial at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Attleboro Falls.

In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to either The Branches of North Attleboro, 40 Robert Toner Blvd, North Attleboro, MA 02763 or to Beacon Hospice, 182 North Main Street, Fall River, MA 02720.

 

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  • It was an honor to spend time with Dorothy during her time at the Branches. Her smile was infectious and she was great company. She will be sorely missed by many. ❤

  • So sorry to read this.  My sympathy goes out to the family. She was certainly a lovely person to know.  

  • Greg and Grant and Forbes Family,  Sorry to hear your mom passed away.  Many fond memories of growing up on Spring St.  Always enjoyed having chats with your mom.  Always interested in how I was doing whether when I was in school, then work, then starting my own family.  Your mom and dad were great parents and always will be remembered fondly.  Hope you are all doing well.

  • Mrs. Forbes was my neighbor, we live around the corner from her. And what a wonderful neighbor. We shared many a kind chat, she’s truly a lovely lady. She never failed to ask how our family was, and cheerfully allowed my grandkids to walk on her “wall.” If there were more people like Mr. & Mrs. Forbes, the world would be a better place. May she Rest In Peace. 

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  1. Mrs. Forbes was my neighbor, we live around the corner from her. And what a wonderful neighbor. We shared many a kind chat, she’s truly a lovely lady. She never failed to ask how our family was, and cheerfully allowed my grandkids to walk on her “wall.” If there were more people like Mr. & Mrs. Forbes, the world would be a better place. May she Rest In Peace. 

  2. Greg and Grant and Forbes Family,  Sorry to hear your mom passed away.  Many fond memories of growing up on Spring St.  Always enjoyed having chats with your mom.  Always interested in how I was doing whether when I was in school, then work, then starting my own family.  Your mom and dad were great parents and always will be remembered fondly.  Hope you are all doing well.

  3. So sorry to read this.  My sympathy goes out to the family. She was certainly a lovely person to know.  

  4. It was an honor to spend time with Dorothy during her time at the Branches. Her smile was infectious and she was great company. She will be sorely missed by many. ❤

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