Marilyn Alda Forbes of Westfield, Vermont passed away at the age of 93 on August 21, 2021, at North Country Hospital in Newport. Marilyn, also known as "Gram" by many who knew her, was born on October 20, 1927. She lived most of her life in Newport Center.
After raising five children, Marilyn earned her practical nursing degree and worked for many years in the medical field where she cared for others. Her last job came about when she wanted to help her grandson, Greg Bliss, with his first Hoagie's Pizza and Pasta restaurant. Working at Hoagie's provided many years of enjoyment for Gram and those who had the pleasure of working alongside her.
Marilyn was known for her sense of humor, giving heart, and the positivity she could find in all situations. She loved her little slice of heaven in the woods. Although the front porch will seem a little empty without her presence, she has left behind a happy gathering place for family and friends.
Marilyn is preceded in death by her parents Benjamin and Alda Spaulding, brothers Florin, Dean, and Harold Spaulding, and sister Zelpha Robinson. Marilyn's daughter, Betty Forbes Maynard, also preceded her. She leaves behind children Gail Jensen and husband Jim (League City, Texas), Lee Forbes and wife Diane (Troy), Larry Forbes (Westfield), and Mark Forbes and wife Theresa (Newport Center).
Gram's true passion in life was always her family. The moments she cherished the most were visits from her children, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. At Gram's house, you were likely greeted with a "Hey Hun," a hug, and a golfcart ride. She leaves behind beautiful memories with grandchildren Jimmy Jensen, Kevin Lavorgna, Jeremy Jensen, Jamie Jensen Rogers, Doug Bliss, Greg Bliss, Jessica Forbes Rondeau, Ben Forbes, Aaron Forbes, Laurie Forbes, Amy Forbes Ashline, Dana Forbes, Angie Forbes Smith and 25 great grandchildren.
Marilyn wanted to be cremated and have her ashes spread on cool, green grass under the light of a full moon. So, when you see a full moon, think of Gram and remember her wonderful smile. On-line condolences may be made at curtis-britch.com.
Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Curtis-Britch & Bouffard Funeral Home & Cremation Service, locally family owned and operated.
Published by Newport Daily Express from Aug. 23 to Aug. 24, 2021.