Cecilia M. (Mulligan) Forte – Cumberland

Cecilia M. (Mulligan) Forte – Cumberland

Cecilia M. (Mulligan) Forte, 94, formerly of Ann Street, Cumberland, passed away Thursday, July 5, 2018, at the St. Antoine Residence, North Smithfield, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Alfred Forte.

Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Fenton and Cecilia (Masterson) Mulligan of Pawtucket. She was a proud 1942 graduate of Sacred Heart High School. She made Cumberland her home for more than 50 years and summered in Dennisport, Cape Cod.

Cecilia was a loving and caring daughter, mother, grandmother, aunt, sister and friend who dedicated her life's work to caring for her family. She was a communicant of the Historic St. Joseph Church, a member of the St. Joseph Womens Club, and a former charter member of the former Sacred Heart Church and Sacred Heart Womens Club in Pawtucket. She was an avid knitter, enjoyed shopping and going to the beach.

She leaves her beloved children, Sheila Gherardini and her husband Gary of Warwick, Mark Forte of Cumberland, Sara Brelsford and her husband Dan of Cumberland and Steven Forte and his wife Elyse of Cumberland; her seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Eileen Donovan and Fenton B. Mulligan Jr.

Family and friends are kindly invited to attend Cecilia's Life Celebration to be held on Saturday, July 21, at 10 a.m., with a Mass of Christian Burial at the Historic St. Joseph Church, Mendon Road, Cumberland. Burial will follow in the St. Joseph Cemetery, Cumberland. Visiting Hours are respectfully omitted. Arrangements are under the direction of the J. J. Duffy Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Maria Forte-Tocco Fund, 1 Union Station, Providence, RI 02903.

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