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Obituary for Marie Forte

Marie C. Forte

Somerset NJ

Marie (Checchetto) Forte passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 14, 2021. She was 86 years old.

Marie was born in Newark and graduated from Central High School in 1953. Soon after graduating high school she married her high school sweetheart and love of her life Jim Forte. They were married for 63 years and were together for 68 before Jim’s passing.

Marie raised her family in Edison and relocated to Lakewood before eventually settling at Somerset Run in Franklin Township. She enjoyed playing mahjong with her friends and neighbors for many years and enjoyed trips to the casino where she tried her luck at the slot machines. Most of all, she treasured weekend car rides with her beloved husband Jim. It didn’t matter where they went, as long as they were together. She was a generous and giving wife, mother and grandmother who always put her family before anything.

Marie was predeceased by her husband Jim in April, 2020.

Marie is survived by her children and their spouses Jim Forte and wife Sunisa, Donna Peruta and husband Jim, Tom Forte, and Dianne Suraci and husband Carl. She is also survived by her siblings, Emma Spiezio and Lou Checchetto and his wife Lynn, sister-in-law Connie Parisi, brother-in-law Gerald Forte and wife Linda and many loving nieces and nephews. She is pre-deceased by her sister Louise Hettinger. Her four grandchildren Danielle Peruta, Nick Peruta, Erica Suraci and Amy Suraci were the light of her life.

Funeral services are being held privately. A memorial service for Marie will be held in the future. Contributions in Marie’s memory can be made to The American Kidney Fund at