Richardson-Gaffey Funeral Home

382 First Parish Road, Scituate, MA


Patricia B. Fortes

April 29, 1943August 14, 2019

Patricia B. Fortes – Of Pembroke, formerly of Scituate passed away on the morning of August 14th, 2019 at the age of 76. She was the beloved wife of the late Allen Richard Fortes, with whom she shared 53 years of marriage before his passing in 2015.

Born on April 29, 1943, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Beulah Pina. Devoted and adored mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Mother of Allen Richard II, Lawrence, Anthony and wife Valerie, John and wife Jennifer and Mark. Grandmother of Tanya, Jordan, Allen Richard III, Nicole, Ciara and Hunter. Great-grandmother of Allen Richard IV, Adrian and Isla. Loving sister of Lois Mendes, Erma DeLuze, Hollis Pina, Christopher Pina and the late Jack Sterns, Mearle Pina, Louis Pina, Tia Pina and Richard Pina. Also survived by many adored nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and family.

Pat enjoyed spending time playing bingo, cards with her sisters, going to church and spending time with family, friends and loved ones.

Visitation on Monday, August 19, 2019 from 10 AM – 12 noon at Richardson-Gaffey Funeral Home, 382 First Parish Road, Scituate with funeral home service at 12 noon. Interment to follow at Union Cemetery. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend.


  • Visitation Monday, August 19, 2019
  • Funeral Home Service Monday, August 19, 2019


Patricia B. Fortes

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Christine Macdonald

August 19, 2019

Pat was always so very nice to me Butch Church was my boyfriend for17 years we would always stop in and visit and pat always sat us down made us some food or drink and we would have nice conversation even if none of the kids were home after butch and I split I would still stop by once in a while on my way back from beach it was so easy to talk to pat what a wonderful lady I’m so very sorry for everyone’s loss Rest In Peace Sweetheart

Brad & Tammy Castor

August 18, 2019

Sadly, we have never had the pleasure of meeting her. We know she was one amazing woman as we have been priveledged to hear the wonderful stories and memories she created for her grandson Jordan. With our deepest sympathies to all her friends and family.

Diane Cosentini

August 18, 2019

Patricia was my mother in law for many years I was married to her son Lawrence. She was the rock of her family of boys. She and Allen ( peach) were loving and kind hearted. I and Larry have remained friends and I just spoke with Patricia a few weeks ago. I told her that she would always be my mother in law and that I loved her . I am so happy that I was able to say my goodbyes. God speed Patricia your home now.

Ernie Andrades

August 16, 2019

Thoughts go back to when us kids ruled Jenkins Place (a.k.a. Shanghai), a dead end street in Greenbush.......I remember Patricia, known to us at the time as "Pompee", for her cheerfulness. She always had a nice way about her that was uniquely her own. I hope she had a full and good life. Patricia was a sweetheart!

Rolly Leary

August 15, 2019

Pat “Ma” Fortes was one of the most wonderful women I ever knew.

Tami Stearns

August 14, 2019

To the Forte's family. Sorry for your loss. Pat and I had great memories together I will miss her .We talk quite a bit . sending my love and prayers. Love you Aunt Pat rest in peace. Tami