Barbara M. Forte, 84, of Girard, passed away on Sunday, September 8, 2019, at Omni Manor. Barbara was born March 17, 1935, in Youngstown, Ohio, the daughter of Jack and Mary (Kent) O'Brien. She was a member of St. Rose Church, enjoyed playing bingo, and was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Barbara also loved her pets and baked the best chocolate pies in town. She leaves to cherish her memory, her children; Mary Cunningham, John Forte and Jim Forte, all of Girard, daughter in law Annette, sisters, Judy (Mike) Sheridan, of McDonald, Monica Rothwell, of McDonald, grandchildren; Brian (Heather) Cunningham, Errin (Woody) Williams, Alicia Cunningham and Eryk (Ashley) Forte and six great-grandchildren. Besides her parents, Barbara is preceded in death by her husband, James Forte Sr., whom she married September 11, 1954 and died September 16, 2011 and her brother Bill O'Brien. The family would like to thank Hospice of the Valley for the loving care given to Barbra. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, 11:00 AM, at St. Rose Church, preceded by a prayer service at 10:30 AM at Blackstone Funeral Home. The family will receive relatives and friends on Wednesday, from 5-7 PM at the funeral home. Visit www.blackstonefuneralhome.com to view this obituary and to send any expressions of sympathy to the family.
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