Raymond F. Forgione
1928 - 2021
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Raymond F. Forgione, 92, of Southington, passed away on Saturday, January 23, 2021 at St. Mary's Hospital in Waterbury. Born May 19, 1928 in New Britain, he was the son of the late Anthony and Anna (Carrozza) Forgione, and lived in West Hartford for 57 years before moving to Southington. Raymond served in the U.S. Navy. After the Navy, he worked as a cook before joining Gro-site as the first group leader tool designer. Raymond started his own business, B&F Design, and was the owner for 52 years before retiring in 2019. He enjoyed gardening and playing poker. Raymond is survived by his current wife Nancy (Crocker) Forgione and her two children; Joan Tegge of Massachusetts, Brooke Tegge and his wife Angela "Angie" of Wethersfield; three sons and a daughter from his first wife, Brian Forgione and his wife Carol of West Hartford, Michael Forgione of Newington, Jerry Forgione of Farmington, Elaine Szczepankowski and her husband Darius of West Hartford; two sisters, Elizabeth "Betty" (Forgione) Radavich of New Britain and Eileen (Forgione) Weber of Plainville; two brothers, Joseph Forgione and William Forgione of New Britain; a granddaughter, Jessica Woodward and her husband Warren of West Hartford and a great-grandson, Robert Woodward of West Hartford. He was predeceased by his dedicated first wife of 59 years, Nancy (Hopkins) Forgione of West Hartford; a granddaughter, Halina Nancy Szczepankowski of West Hartford; a brother Pasquale "Pat" Forgione of New Britian and a sister Margaret Ann Forgione of New Britain. Burial with military honors will be at Oak Hill Cemetery, Southington on January 30, 2021 at 1:00 PM. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to St Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. The Della Vecchia Funeral Home, 211 North Main Street, Southington has care of the arrangements. For online condolences please visit, www.dellavecchiasouthington.com

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Published in Hartford Courant on Jan. 27, 2021.
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January 30, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. We are so sorry to hear that Raymond has passed away. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family on this cold morning. May he Rest In Peace.
Carl & Barbara Bellinghausen
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