Albert J. Forgue, Jr.

November 16, 1934December 23, 2018

Albert J. Forgue, Jr., Al, age 84 of New Bedford and Bradenton Beach, FL, passed away peacefully on December 23, 2018 in Palmetto, FL. He was the husband of the late Eileen (Macabello) Forgue for 48 years until her passing on October 5, 2005.

Born in New Bedford to the late Albert J. and Eugenia (Golas) Forgue, he was a graduate of New Bedford Vocational High School in Carpentry. He received an honorable discharge from the US Navy Reserves in New Bedford and also completed graduate classes to obtain his Massachusetts Teacher’s Certification for Vocational Education. Al was a master craftsman who specialized in masonry and plastering. He was a proud member of the MA Local #3 Bricklayers Allied Craftsman Union, and a retired masonry teacher at the Upper Cape Regional Vocational Technical High School in Bourne.

Big Al was a funny and energetic man who was always willing to help others. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. His favorite projects included creating beautiful brick, stone and plaster work. He also enjoyed playing golf, dancing, exercising and enjoying warm sunny days in Florida with Judy. Family survivors include his two sisters, Dorothy Gomes and Florence Lyons; three sons, Michael Forgue and his wife Lisa, Howard Forgue and his wife Elaine and Glenn Forgue and his wife Dina; eight grandchildren, Mason, Craig, Owen, Noah, Myles, Sarah, Jessica and Glenna.

His Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 10:00AM at St. Francis Xavier Parish, 125 Main St., Acushnet followed by burial in Pine Grove Cemetery, New Bedford. Visiting hours will be Friday, January 25, 2018 from 4:00PM to 7:00PM at the Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his honor to the Alzheimer’s Association, For online tributes or directions:


  • Memorial Visitation Friday, January 25, 2019
  • Memorial Service Saturday, January 26, 2019
  • Burial Saturday, January 26, 2019

Albert J. Forgue, Jr.

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Gayle Davis

January 28, 2019

Dear Forgue family:

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May wonderful memories forever remain. The days have gone by whereby the “kids” carry on the family name and legacy.

Our condolences with love...friends from our younger years:

Steve and Gayle (Strittmatter) Davis

Phyllis Sheerin

January 25, 2019

To Michael, Howie and Glenn: Our sincere sympathy to you and your families on the passing of your dad. We were friends since High School and enjoyed many good times with him and your mom. May he rest in peace. Though we cannot attend his services, he is in our thoughts.
Phyllis and Jack Sheerin, presently in Florida

Lenny Gregoire

January 24, 2019

Sorry to hear about Al. In 1969 I was an apprentice in Local 39 and Al was always helpful to me as he’d teach me how to not only be a bricklayer, but also how to be a good person. Later he worked part time plastering for my dad and, again, he always displayed professionalism. When he retired from teaching he called me personally to inquire if I would be interested in filling that position as he know from our prior conversations that I often thought I’d like to do that. By then I was establised in my own plastering business so I politely declined and thanked him for his time. We are away right now so unfortunatly I won’t be attending the services but I needed to voice my thoughts to the family that the world has lost a good man. Lenny

Bob Oliver

January 10, 2019

To all of Als family,
He was my masonry teacher class of 79’ at uct and was a big influence in the mason I am today best teacher and friend one can have and made it fun, a true angel with a trowel now rip Al we all love you
Class of 79’ masonry uct

Nancy McLeod Lewis

January 9, 2019

Mike, sorry about your dad. Nancy McLeod Lewis from Voke class of 1972.