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Died January 11, 2013, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury. Born in Washington DC, she was the daughter of the late Antonio Forti and Maria Fusco Forti. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cornelius in 1994. She is survived by her children, Daniel J. Desmond and his wife Brenda of Gerrardstown, WV, Patricia Akowskey and her husband James of Ocean Pines, Timothy A. Desmond and his wife Helen of Davidsonville, MD, and James J. Desmond of Hyattsville, MD. She was adored grandmother to twenty four grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, seven great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She leaves behind a sister, Marie Whitt of Waldorf, MD.
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday at Ft. Lincoln Cemetery in Brentwood MD with chapel services beginning at 1 p.m. A donation in her memory may be made to Coastal Hospice P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, MD, 21804.
Arrangements are in the care of the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.

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Published in The Washington Post on Jan. 15, 2013