OBITUARY

Betty A. Forte

April 27, 1940January 7, 2019

Betty A. (Giachelli) Forte, 78, of Plainfield Pike, Johnston passed away peacefully on January 7, 2019. She was the beloved wife for 59 years to Gaetano “Guy” Forte.

Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Armando and Anna (LaBianca) Giachelli.

Betty worked for the Cranston ARC as a special education aid for many years before retiring.

She was the loving mother of Stephen Forte and his wife Cathy, Michael Forte and his wife Cheryl, Allen Forte and the late Lisa Marie Forte; grandmother of 8, dear sister of Armand Giachelli, Barbara SantaMaria, Carol Ruizzo and the late Claire Giachelli and aunt to many nieces and nephews.

Her funeral with visitation will be held Saturday at 9:00 AM from ROMANO FUNERAL HOME, 627 Union Avenue, Providence followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM in Our Lady of Grace Church, 15 George Waterman Road, Johnston. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Betty’s memory to the Gloria Gemma Foundation, 249 Roosevelt Avenue, Suite 201, Pawtucket, RI 02860 or www.gloriagemma.org. . For online condolences, www.romanofuneralhome.com.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, January 12, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, January 12, 2019
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Betty A. Forte

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Biography

Betty A. (Giachelli) Forte, 78, of Plainfield Pike, Johnston passed away peacefully on January 7, 2019. She was the beloved wife for 59 years to Gaetano “Guy” Forte.

Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Armando and Anna (LaBianca) Giachelli.

Betty worked for the Cranston ARC as a special education aid for many years before retiring.

She was the loving mother of Stephen Forte and his wife Cathy, Michael Forte and his wife Cheryl, Allen Forte and the late Lisa Marie Forte; grandmother of 8, dear sister of Armand Giachelli, Barbara SantaMaria, Carol Ruizzo and the late Claire Giachelli and aunt to many nieces and nephews.

Her funeral with visitation will be held Saturday at 9:00 AM from ROMANO FUNERAL HOME, 627 Union Avenue, Providence followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM in Our Lady of Grace Church, 15 George Waterman Road, Johnston. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Betty’s memory to the Gloria Gemma Foundation, 249 Roosevelt Avenue, Suite 201, Pawtucket, RI 02860 or www.gloriagemma.org. . For online condolences, www.romanofuneralhome.com.