Henry Joseph Forgette LATHAM - Henry Joseph Forgette, 86, died Friday, April 24, 2014 at the Albany Medical Center. Born in Maplewood on May 25, 1927, he was the son of the late Ernest and Sarah Jewett Forgette. Henry was a graduate of Maplewood Grammar School and Cohoes High School. During his senior year in high school, he enlisted in the US Navy during World War II and served aboard the destroyer, the USS Livermore. He was employed by the John M. Mullins Rigging & Hauling Co. in Green Island as a supervisor for many years and was a member of the Iron Workers Local #12. Henry enjoyed his retirement and was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish and was a founding member of the Maplewood Conservation Club. He was also an awesome woodworker and gun smith. He traveled cross-country in his camper to Alaska twice. He built his home in Latham in 1955 and installed one of the first in-ground pools in the area. He was the husband of the late Joan Mullen Forgette who died in 1973, father of Barbara Forgette of Schenectady, grandfather of Joan and April, dear brother of Ernest J. Forgette of Maplewood. The funeral service will be Monday at 10 am at the Parker Bros. Memorial, 2013 Broadway, Watervliet with the Rev. L. Edward Deimeke officiating. Interment St. Agnes Cemetery, Cohoes. Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 3-6 pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Mohawk & Hudson River Humane Society, 3 Oakland Avenue, Menands, NY 12204. Condolence book at ParkerBrosMemorial.com.
Parker Bros. Memorial Funeral Home, Inc.
2013 Broadway Watervliet, NY 12189-2225
Published in The Record on Apr. 26, 2014