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George N. Forgea

August 6, 1932 — May 24, 2020

East Greenbush - George N. Forgea passed away on May 24, 2020 surrounded by his loving family after a long illness. George was the son of late Elizabeth Forgea (Gage) and Ernest Forgea. George is survived by his loving wife, Barbara; children George (Diane), Michael (Deborah), Lynn Forgea and Christine Schultz; grandchildren Gregory (Tina) and Amy Forgea, Samuel, Ian and Ben Schultz and Patrick Forgea (Carra) great grandchildren Ryan and Matthew Forgea. He is also survived by his sisters Margaret Petroni, Patricia Forgea, Loraine Langlois, many nieces, nephews and cousins (Nin Eckert). George is predeceased by his brother Joseph (Madeline) Forgea.

After serving in the United States Navy from 1951-1955, George became a fireman where he served the city of Rensselaer for 32 years. He was a lifetime member of the International Association of Firemen.

George’s love for his wife was unparalleled. They enjoyed many trips to Cape Cod and winters in Florida. George will be forever missed for his quotes/advice such as “Make hay while the sun is shining”, Save it for a rainy day”, and “Any port in a storm”. He enjoyed happy hour with a good gin martini served with a cocktail onion.

Special thanks to the nurses and staff at St. Peters Hospital for their wonderful care during this difficult time. Thank you to for At Home Hospice for their assistance.

In lieu of flowers please donate in George’s memory to the Albany Ronald McDonald House 139 S. Lake Ave, Albany, NY 12208.

All services for George will be private.

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