Nicholas P. Forte – North Carolina

Nicholas P. Forte – North Carolina

Nicholas P. Forte passed away at his home in Smithfield, North Carolina on February 9, 2019. He was born in Berkeley, R.I., on February 2, 1934, to Mary Mascio and Antonio Forte.

He worked in the family business, Forte Brothers, until his retirement. He moved to St. Augustine, Fla., where he lived for many years, and then moved to North Carolina two years ago.

He is survived by his wife, Rita Vartanian; three step-children, Karen Lippitt, Steven Vartanian, and Diane Brown; and six step-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Lucy Forte Kelly, many nieces and nephews, and the Mascio family.

He was pre-deceased by his sister, Antoinette Moulson, and his brothers, James, Alfred, Joseph, and Antonio Forte.

A memorial mass will be held at Historic St. Joseph’s Church, 1303 Mendon Road, in Aston, R.I., on Sunday, March 17, 2019, at 5 p.m.