Peter S. Forgione
May 3, 1928 – July 18, 2020
Dr. Peter S. Forgione, 92, a longtime resident of Stamford, died peacefully at home on July 18, 2020.
Peter was born in Manhattan on May 3, 1928, to the late Vincent and Anna Forgione. He grew up in Brooklyn, and attended PS 176 and New Utrecht High School. Peter received his BS and MS degrees from St John's University in New York, and earned his PhD in organic chemistry from Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute. He did a year of postdoctoral work at Yale University. Peter spent his entire career at American Cyanamid, where he met his wife Barbara, a literature chemist. In his time there he is credited with numerous patents in organic and polymer chemistry.
Peter served in the Army Chemical Corps in the Korean War. He was a member of St. Gabriel's Roman Catholic Church. An avid pigeon flyer, he pursued his boyhood hobby as a member of the Stamford Racing Pigeon Club. Peter was also a familiar sight at the Stamford Jewish Community Center, where he exercised almost daily from 1991 until they needed to close in March. Other hobbies included gardening, cooking, and oil painting.
Loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend, Peter will be remembered for his intelligence, sense of humor, integrity, humble good nature, and tenacity. He will be greatly missed.
Peter is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Barbara; children Anna (James Francoeur), Helen (Robert Braun), Margaret (Mark Chernauskas), and James (Kirsten Herstad); and grandchildren Ernest, Alexander, Wesley, Tess, Matthew, and Ella. Peter was predeceased by his son Vincent, his sisters Margaret and Teresa, brother Nicholas, and son-in-law Robert Braun.
Final arrangements will be handled by Leo P. Gallagher Funeral Home, and a private ceremony will take place at Saint Gabriel's Church, with burial to follow at Queen of Peace Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Peter's name to the Stamford Jewish Community Center, 1035 Newfield Ave, Stamford, CT 06905. To leave online memories and condolences, please visit LeoPGallagherStamford.com
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Peter S. Forgione
August 6, 2020
To Aunt Barbara ,Anna, Helen, Margret,James and to all your families myself Donna and Shawn would like to express our condolences to you all uncle Peter was a loving and caring person who had great conversations with all of us he used to pinch our cheeks after he hugged us and we all remember the times at the pigeon Coop's he was a stand up person who gently got his point across we will all miss him we love all of you
The sweet family
July 22, 2020
My thoughts and prayers go out to Barbara ,anna,helen and Margaret in the loss of peter...He was a very kind soul and a pleasure to have known and talked to. always had a smile and I found him to be a very genuine soul..May God bless you all..
July 21, 2020
THE FORGIONE'S FAMILY SO SORRY YOUR LOSS ! I WILL MISS MY OLD FRIEND PETER FORGIONE , BRING THE ALL WAY BACK THOSE OLD GOODS MEMORIES AT 1983 CHRISTMAS DAY W/ PETER FORGIONE 'S FAMILY W/ LAM'S & QUAN'S FAMILY ( KIM PARENTS AT PETER FORGIONE'S HOUSE FOR LUNCH AT CHRISTMAS DAY WE JUST HAVE A WONDERFUL & GREAT TIME THOSE OLD MEMORIES , WE NEVER FORGET ALL THE LOVES & CARES FROM THE FORGIONE 'S FAMILY , KIM AT 2018 CHRISTMAS DAY W/PETER FORGIONE'S FAMILY AGAIN IS LAST CHRISTMAS DAY LUNCH W/ PETER FORGIONE , ALL THOSE GOOD OLD MEMORIES HAVE MONEY CAN'T BUY BACK . NO ..........!
THANKS AGAIN FOR THE LOVING & CARING ! ALWAYS LOVE FROM !
KIM ,> HUSBAND > JOSEPH HAN , KIM > SISTERS & BROTHER, LING , TAI , PING , KHINH .. , TAI > WIFE > JULIA , TAI > SON TJ