Lea A. Forand

August 24, 1918April 19, 2013

Lea A. Forand, 94, of New Bedford, passed away Friday, April 19, 2013. She was the wife of the late Wilfred Audette and the late Normand Forand. Born in Acushnet, she was the daughter of the late Rudolf and Albina (LePage) Savaria. Mrs. Forand was the Owner and Operator of the Wilfred Audette Driving School at Lunds Corner. She was a member of the VFW Women’s Auxiliary in Freetown. She loved dogs, was an avid bowler, enjoyed walking and gardening. She is survived by her daughter, Janice St. Pierre and her husband Carl of Marion; her son, Mark Audette of Lakeville; daughter-in-law, Suzanne Audette of Freetown; five grandchildren, Nicole St. Pierre of Marion, Shawn St. Pierre and his wife Heather of Syracuse, NY, Eric John Audette and his wife Ally of New Bedford, Leanne, and Evan Audette of East Freetown; three great grandchildren, Hannah and Owen Audette, and Zachary St. Pierre; several step-children, step-grandchildren, step-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was also the sister of the late Beatrice Bedard, Albert, Arthur and Leo Savaria. Funeral will be private. For online tributes please visit:


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Lea A. Forand

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