Leonard Forte

Leonard V Forte

Wednesday, May 8th, 1940 - Thursday, November 12th, 2020
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Obituary

Leonard V. Forte passed on Thursday, November 12, 2020 in Berkeley Heights, NJ at the age of 80.
Lenny was born in Newark, NJ on May 8, 1940, a son of the late Jeanette (Notte) and Anthony Forte. He grew up in Newark, NJ and also lived in Irvington, Hillside, and Stirling, NJ before moving to Basking Ridge for the past 5 years.
He was a graduate of Seton Hall Preparatory School and received a BA from Seton Hall University.
Lenny was a teacher of Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics at Parsippany High School. He then worked for over 30 years at Prudential as a Computer Systems Analyst in Newark, South Plainfield, and Roseland, NJ. After retiring, he worked as a substitute teacher for the Long Hill Township School System.
He was a devoted parishioner of St.Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church in Stirling, NJ. He volunteered to assist those in need of transportation to doctors appointments or a trip to the grocery store. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Italian American Club in Hillside, NJ. Lenny enjoyed reading and he was an avid swimmer. In addition, he loved the ocean and brought his family to Ocean Gate, Seaside, and Wildwood Crest for family vacations.
He was pre-deceased by his wife, Josephine (Cicchino) Forte in 2009.
Lenny is survived by his three children Susan and her husband Timothy Mullery, Diane and her husband Rich Castens, his son Michael L. Forte and his wife Kerrie, and a brother Rich Forte and his wife Gwen, also survived by 7 grandchildren, Jessica, Tracey and her husband James, Jordan, Tyler, Olivia, Michael John, and Kylie. He is also survived by two great grandchildren Jack and Mason.
There is the option of attending the viewing either in person or virtually. Visitation will be on Monday, November 16, 2020 from 4 - 7 PM at the Valley Memorial Funeral Home 1012 Valley Rd., Gillette, NJ. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 10:00 AM at St. Vincent de Paul RC Church, Bebout Ave, Stirling, NJ. Burial will follow at St. Vincent de Paul Cemetery, Stirling.
On Monday, November 16, 2020 from 4 - 7 PM, a Virtual visitation can be joined at home using zoom at:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85097035684?pwd=K0hHb3MybzhCYUhCRWpwcFYyZG5vZz09

Meeting ID: 850 9703 5684
Passcode: 533456
On Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 10 AM, the Funeral Liturgy will be held at St. Vincent de Paul Church.
You have the option of attending in person or watching it virtually at stvincentschurch.org. To view online, select the “Live Stream” button.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Childrens Research Foundation. For More information and online condolences visit valleymemorialfuneralhome.net

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, November 16th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Monday, November 16th, 2020 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Valley Memorial Funeral Home
    Address
    1012 Valley Rd
    GILLETTE, NJ 07933
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    On Monday, November 16, 2020 from 4 - 7 PM, a Virtual visitation can be joined at home using zoom at:
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85097035684?pwd=K0hHb3MybzhCYUhCRWpwcFYyZG5vZz09

    Meeting ID: 850 9703 5684
    Passcode: 533456
  • Service

    Tuesday, November 17th, 2020 | 10:00am
    When
    Tuesday, November 17th, 2020 10:00am
    Location
    St. Vincent de Paul R.C. Church
    Address
    Bebout Ave
    STIRLING, NJ 07980
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    On Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 10 AM, the Funeral Liturgy will be held at St. Vincent de Paul Church.
    You have the option of attending in person or watching it virtually at stvincentschurch.org. To view online, select the “Live Stream” button.
    Officiant
    Father Richard Carton
  • Interment

    Location
    St. Vincent de Paul Cemetery
    Address
    Chestnut St
    STIRLING, NJ 07980
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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Marcia Reilly

Posted at 04:49pm
We worked with your mom and dad cooking for the Auction at St. Vincent’s. They were a wonderful couple and a lot of fun. It will be hard to imagine sitting in church without your dad sitting nearby. He was just the most kind and gentle soul. God bless his children and grandchildren.
EB

Ed & Bunny Brue

Posted at 02:48pm
May God bless you and take you to eternal life in Him. You will be missed, Len.

Francine Sama

Posted at 01:42pm
Dear Lenny Jr., Susan and Diane,

Your father was always a sweet, kind and gentle man. Such a good friend to my mom, dad and brother Joey. When I visited my family in New Jersey, we would enjoy fun meals and conversations together. The card games he would participate in with my dad, Mr Dorsi, Michael and others was always a lively added energy to the house. He brought smiles to my dad, mom and brother. Mom would often share with me the wonderful meals your mom would cook and the times they had together. My deepest heartfelt condolences for your loss. I will hold fast to the beautiful memories and joys he brought to me and my family. He touched so many lives and I'm grateful my family was honored and included. His healing is complete. God bless you all as you grieve such great losses. Hugs and love to you all.
LD

Lisa Dorsi

Posted at 12:38pm
Susan, Diane, Michael and families,
Your Dad was such a special guy, always caring, loving & smiling and always lifting peoples' spirits. He cherished you all, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren. I remember so vividly dinners and get togethers at your Mom and Dad's and how special they always were. I also remember so well the many poker nights at my parents' house and how he enjoyed having a night out with the guys! He will be forever missed, yet two lovebirds are once again together at peace in paradise.
Hugs and prayers to all.
HS

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Posted at 11:01am
Rest In Peace, The Lindia Family
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