Mildred (Millie) L. Forte, 87, of Bonita Springs, FL, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 14, 2019 at Avow Hospice, Bonita Springs. She was the beloved wife of the late George P. Forte, to whom she was married on July 30, 1949.
Born on October 3, 1931 in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Mary (Bell) Ford and the late Albert Ford.
A resident of Bonita Springs for the past four years, she previously lived in Chalfont, Pennsylvania.
Millie went to Warminster High School and was an accomplished worker in the hosiery mill.
As the proprietor for Jamison Card and Gift Shop, in her York Road home, she worked for 12 years, before retiring. She treasured her role as a Homemaker to her family at the same time.
A woman of deep faith, she was a member Saint Mary’s Episcopal Church in Bonita Springs for many years.
She was devoted to her family and cherished spending time with them whenever she could. She loved traveling with George, especially snow-birding to southwest Florida. She enjoyed needlework, crocheting, bingo, scrapbooking and could often be found playing bingo, shuffleboard, cards, reading, square dancing, and socializing with family and friends in laughter and joy. She was a member of the Orders of the Eastern Star and Amaranth.
Millie was the loving mother of George P. Forte Jr. and his wife, Monica Taggi Forte, of North Attleborough, Massachusetts; and Christina M. (Forte) Gedvillas and her husband Mark C. Gedvillas, of Bonita Springs. She was the proud and adoring grandmother of Tammy L.(Froehlich) Baeta and her husband Tony Baeta of Warrington, PA; Kevin Froehlich of Hobe Sound, FL; Peter Forte and his wife Allison of Petersham, MA and Andrew Forte of North Attleborough, MA. She was the dear sister of Dolores Hellerman of Chalfont, PA, the late Mary Turco and Alberta Wright. She leaves three greatgrandchildren, several nieces and nephews, her extended family, and many dear friends.
Friends and family are cordially invited to honor and remember Millie by gathering for a Visitation Wednesday, February 20, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the Scanlin Funeral Home, 175 E. Butler Avenue, Chalfont, PA.
Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend a Funeral Service on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial at the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 1634 Hilltown Pike, Hilltown, PA.
Graveside Services will immediately follow in Whitemarsh Memorial Park, 1169 Limekiln Pike, Ambler, PA.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Mildred L. Forte to Shriners’ Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA (www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org) .