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Maggie Forbes

May 30, 1935 October 24, 2019
Maggie Forbes
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Obituary for Maggie Forbes

On Thursday, October 24, 2019, our beloved Maggie Ray Forbes of Cranford, NJ (formerly from Roselle, NJ), was called into eternal peace.
Maggie, born on May 30, 1935, was the loving daughter of James and Mamie Pitt. Born in Tarboro, North Carolina, Maggie moved to Orange, NJ at the age of 8 where she resided for more than 60 years. A graduate of Orange High School, Maggie was employed at Orange Memorial Hospital (Hospital Center of Orange) for 45 years. She retired as the Dietary Supervisor of Orange Memorial Hospital in 1998.
On November 19, 1966, Maggie married the love of her life, Vincent Forbes, to whom she was married for over 52 years.
A devoted member of Bethel Baptist Church for many years, Maggie’s greatest loves were God, her family and Bethel. She was a caring, giving person with a sense of humor treasured by all who knew her. Maggie loved to cook and was especially known by the family for her oxtails and potato salad. She also loved to play bid whist with family and friends. Maggie’s exceptional skills at playing can be testified to by all that played the game with her, especially her Bethel family that played the game with her at the annual picnics at Schwartswood Lake.
Maggie was preceded in death by: Her father, James Pitt; mother Mamie Pitt; two sisters, Violet B. Barrett and Alma Carter; two brothers-in-law, William D. Barrett and Harold Carter, Sr. and nephew, Harold Carter, Jr.
Maggie leaves to cherish her memory: Her beloved husband, Vincent Forbes; son, Gary Forbes; sister, Laura D. Bell; two brothers-in-law, Frederick G. Bell and Harry Forbes; two nieces, Vanessa Bell Despinos and Paulette Forbes; three nephews, Mitchell Carter, Edgar Barrett and Eddie Barrett; nephew-in-law, Rene’ Despinos, Jr.; grand-nieces; Tempesst Williams who was like a niece to her; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.


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Visitation

Monday

4

Nov

9:00 AM 11/4/2019 9:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 11/4/2019 11:00:00 AM
Bethel Baptist Church

229 Wallace Street
Orange, NJ 07050

Bethel Baptist Church
229 Wallace Street Orange 07050 NJ
United States

Service

Monday

4

Nov

11:00 AM 11/4/2019 11:00:00 AM
Bethel Baptist Church

229 Wallace Street
Orange, NJ 07050

Bethel Baptist Church
229 Wallace Street Orange 07050 NJ
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Rosedale Cemetery Montclair Final Resting Place

408 Orange Road
Montclair, NJ 07042

408 Orange Road Montclair 07042 NJ
United States
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