James Leo Forrest

May 12, 1944June 16, 2018

James Leo Forrest died on June 16, 2018 after a long illness. James was a dear kind man who was loved, is sorely missed, and will always be cherished. Born, May 12, 1944, the oldest of eight children to James and Marian Forrest in Bridgeport, CT. He was raised in Stoneham and spent summers in Wellfleet. Throughout his adult life, he enjoyed traveling throughout the world. Ultimately, he settled down and led a quiet life amongst his beloved community of friends in the beautiful home he built in the Monteverde Cloud Forest in Costa Rica. James was very active in his community and served on the Board of the Monteverde Institute. He remained deeply connected to his friends and family in Wellfleet and enjoyed his time working with Reinhart and Ned Oliver Painting Companies.

He leaves his loving siblings, Kathleen Connors (Wellfleet, MA), MaryEllen Dion (Lebanon, NH), Kevin Forrest (Babb, MT), Jane Franke (Wellfleet, MA), Deborah Hopkins (Eastham, MA) and predeceased by Susan Johnson (Wellfleet) and Timothy Forrest (Boston). James leaves his nieces and nephews, grand nieces and nephews, and his dear stepdaughter, Melissa Segovia. There will be a graveside gathering of family and friends on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 10 AM at Oakdale Cemetary in Wellfleet, MA.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Partners in Health, PO Box 996, Frederick, MD 21705-9942 or to Doctors Without Borders USA, PO Box 5030, Hagertown, MD 21741-5030. For online condolences, please visit .


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Richard LaVal

June 23, 2018

Jimmy and I sang bass together in the Monteverde choir. Maybe we were not so good at it, but we had a great time singing together. I knew Jimmy during all his years in Monteverde, and never heard a negative word said about him, ever, just a great guy. We miss you, Jimmy!