Roger J. Forest

Roger J. Forest
Lifelong resident of Westford, WWll Vet; 86

WESTFORD -- Mr. Roger J. Forest, age 86, a lifelong resident of Westford, died on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at Genesis Westford House, following a brief illness.

He was born in Holyoke, MA, on July 11, 1927, son of the late Ovila & Leda (Colard) Forest.

He served on the US Navy during WWII.

Prior to his retirement, he was employed by the Town of Westford as a custodian for 20 years. Previously he had worked at the mills in Littleton.

He enjoyed camping, and was an avid reader and Red Sox fan.

Survivors include a brother and sister-in-law, Norman & Jannette Forest of Chelmsford and FL; his nieces & nephews, Karen Zaher of Chelmsford, Dianne Barratt of TX, Kenneth Forest and Thomas Forest, both of Chelmsford, and Julie Gyles of Shirley; also many aunts, uncles & cousins. He was also sister of the late Shirley Forest.

FOREST -- Roger, 86. Relatives & Friends will be received at the J.A. HEALY SONS FUNERAL HOME, 57 North Main St., Westford, MA on Monday, April 21 from 9:30 until 10:30 AM. His funeral Mass will follow at St. Catherine of Alexandria Parish, 107 North Main St., Westford at 11:00 AM. Interment to follow at St. Anthony Cemetery in Shirley, MA. Memorial donations in his memory to the . of New England, 460 Totten Pond Rd., #400, Waltham, MA 02451 or Please visit online memorial at

Funeral Home

J A Healy Sons Funeral Home
57 N Main St Westford, MA 01886
(978) 692-6502

Published in Lowell Sun on Apr. 19, 2014