Marjorie Parrott Forgues 101, of Bridport


BRIDPORT — Marjorie Parrot Forgues, born Aug. 22, 1922, in Whitehall, N.Y., was called to Heaven on Feb. 5, 2024 at 101 years old, surrounded by her loving family.

She was the daughter of Georgiana (Pelkey) and Henry John Parrott, one of 10 children. She attended grade school in Whitehall and then moved to West Haven, Vt., and attended high school in Fair Haven, Vt. She met her husband, Leo Omer Forgues at a July 4th celebration in Orwell, Vt., in 1941 and they were married Feb. 14, 1942. Together they operated farms in Brandon and Shoreham, Vt., before settling in Bridport, Vt., where they raised five children.

After Leo passed away in 1973 she decided to seek employment and was employed by Middlebury College, Charlestown Mill Store and lastly, Ilsley Public Library, from which she retired in 2015.

She was a member of St. Bernadette’s Church since moving to Bridport in 1947 and enjoyed traveling with the church group on various excursions. She enjoyed playing cards, watching Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy, shopping trips to Walmart, and boat rides on the Carillon out in Shoreham. She had a special green thumb with house plants and an artistic eye for arranging real plants with artificial to make stunning display pieces. Her favorite pastime was spending time with her family.

She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, her daughter, her grandson, four sisters and five brothers. She is survived by three daughters, Kay (Gary) Norris, Edith Knudsen and Sally (Bugsy) Laframboise; one son, Lee (Stephanie) Forgues; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

At her request there will be no calling hours. There will be a private graveside service for family and close friends at Shoreham Cemetery at a later date. A celebration of life will beheld at the Congregational Vestry in Bridport on Saturday, Feb. 17, at 1 p.m.

The family would like to give special thanks to the staff and caregivers at the Helen Porter Memory Care Unit for the excellent care she received during her final years.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Helen Porter Memory Care Unit in her memory. Arrangements are under the care of Sanderson Ducharme Funeral home in Middlebury.◊


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