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Garner Funeral Service

10 Lawrence Ave, Potsdam, NY

OBITUARY

Jean M. Forget

April 16, 1941November 29, 2019
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Mrs. Jean M. Forget, age 78, of Potsdam, NY passed away on November 29th at the Claxton Hepburn Medical Center in Ogdensburg, NY. Friends may call at the Garner Funeral Service on Tuesday, December 3rd from 4-7pm. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Wednesday, December 4th at 11 am at St. Mary’s Church in Potsdam, NY with Rev. Stephen Rocker celebrant. Burial at St. Mary’s Cemetery is yet to be determined. In lieu of flowers contributions in her memory can be made at www.fraxa.org or Jdrf.org. Jean is survived by her loving husband U. Peter Forget; sons Thomas Forget and Michael (Susan) Forget; daughter Amy (Ron) Watkins; sister Betty Getman and Aynne McAvoy; grandchildren Stephanie Bisceglia, Michael Forget Jr., Karen Graves, Shannon and Andrew Forget and Niklas Watkins; great grandchildren Olivia and Giada Bisceglia, Andon Forget and Nathan, Benjamin, Amelia and Aleesa Forget. She is predeceased by her daughter Deborah J. Forget. Jean M. Forget was born on April 16, 1941 in Watertown, NY to the late Elmer and Gladys Gardner Bedore. She attended Watertown schools. On July 2, 1960 at St. Mary’s Church in Potsdam, NY she was married to U. Peter Forget. They met while they were both working at Neisner’s in Potsdam. After they were married Jean raised her family and provided childcare in her home. Jean was a very active community member, especially with St. Mary’s Church. As a member of St. Mary’s Church, she taught church school, was an active member of the Altar and Rosary Society and she devoted countless hours to clean and decorate the church for the Holidays. She was an avid reader. As an animal lover to the core, she enjoyed breeding French Poodles and later in life, Persian Himalayan cats. She loved spending her days reading while enjoying all the creatures of nature she could see out her back door, especially watching the hummingbirds. She loved traveling with her husband and she cherished her memories of her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was also proud to be a 21 year cancer survivor. Thoughts, memories and condolences can be shared @www.garnerfh.com.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, December 3, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Memories

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Edward Boyd

December 8, 2019

I worked with Jean many years ago when we were both founding members of the PICS Council. May fond memories serve her family well; she was a wonderful servant to the Potsdam community.

Bonnie Getman

December 3, 2019

I know you are still very much alive in Heaven; so I won't refer to you in the past tense. You told me years ago that you'd always be there for me to talk to... I know you still listen. I love making you laugh with funny posts on Facebook, knowing you have Grandma Bedore's humor. I miss hearing stories of when you, Mom, and Aunt Aynne grew up together. I loved your Poodles and now your Himalayans. You give Laura and I, and Karly & Miranda so much love - we will never forget you. Know that your extended family loves & miss you very much!

Julie Teachout

December 3, 2019

All I can say is, "There's Will's House!". ❤️ ❤️ 😍 😁...
Those of you in my family will remember this fond memory and smile... It's remarkable how you can turn a frustrating incident into a comedy skit in a split second... This is how it was with my Aunt Jean and my mother, Aynne... With the two of them together, there was always something to joke about or laugh at... This is how I want Jean to be remembered... I love you Aunt Jean... ❤️ ❤️ 😘

Kim Martin

December 2, 2019

Kim Martin

December 2, 2019

Beyond Blessed to have had "Nanny" watch my oldest daughter Lindsey for 3 years in her home until she was diagnosed with cancer. I didn't know many people in Potsdam, and a newspaper ad I placed looking for daycare for my 6 week old resulted in a loving relationship for us for years. Nanny was a special person in our lives and she has cheered Lindsey on from afar. Tears and love sent to the Forget family. She has a special place in heaven with Debbie now.
xoxoxo Kim, Randy and Lindsey Martin

Cathy Carpenter

December 2, 2019

Jean, I only knew you through Julie Teachout, but I feel I've known you forever. You had the biggest heart and a strong belief system. I have no doubt you are rejoicing with Debbie. God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. But may they rest with peaceful knowledge knowing you have arrived in heaven. Cathy Carpenter.

Shelky Downing-Forget

November 30, 2019

Aunt Jean I will miss you. God has gained another angel. Until we meet again. May you Rest in peace. Love you with all my heart.

Shelly xoxo

Sandra H Rosevear

November 30, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss. I pray God will wrap His arms around you & comfort & strengthen you. Jean & I were childhood friends. Our backyards came together, we went to school together. We lost touch for awhile, then met up again in the early sixties. We again lost touch when I moved to Louisiana. Through her sister & my nephew we met up again on Facebook. I have enjoyed the interaction we have had there

Again I pray God will comfort you.

Sandy Hogaboom Rosevear

Megan Gallo

November 30, 2019

We will miss you Aunt Jean. God has sent you up to be with Debbie. I hope you find a great big library up there. Sending all our love to Uncle Pete and the family.

Amanda Reel

November 30, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful lady and will be missed dearly. Sending prayers and loving thoughts. God holds another angel in his arms.

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