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Liette M. Forrett (nee Seguin), 71, died at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester on March 25, 2017. Her two sons were at her side when she passed away.
Liette was born and grew up in Montreal. At nineteen, she married Alfred "Al" Forrett of Mooers. She left her home, her family, and her language to live with him in the U.S. After working as a Nurse's Aid for several years, she attended BOCES in Plattsburgh and, in 1977, became a Licensed Practical Nurse. She worked for more than thirty years at CVPH Medical Center as a respected cardiac care nurse. Many colleagues from that time remained her fast friends to the end.
After retiring, she and Al enjoyed several years of touring the United States in their RV. Along the way, they discovered and became enamored with southern Texas, and, for their last many years, they spent their winters in the Texas town of Harlingen. They quickly became engaged in the community and developed another circle of friends.
Liette was always active. She taught aquacize classes and line dance, was an avid gardener, and was often involved in sewing and crafts. She never stopped being a nurse: she was a founding member of the First Responders team in her park in Harlingen. And when she wasn't busy with those things, she was either in the kitchen, concocting something delicious, or could be found with a wine glass in her hand at the center of a gathering. What little downtime she had was reserved for reading or doing crossword puzzles.
Liette is survived by her sister, Ghislaine Séguin, of Montreal; her son Patrick, of Toronto, her son Stephen and his wife, Brooke; and her grandchildren, Molly and Ben, of Rochester; her niece, Cindy, of Martinez, Calif.; and many cousins, nieces and nephews in and around Montreal.
Calling hours will be from 9 to 11 am on Saturday, May 20, at Ross Funeral Home in Mooers, and a life celebration ceremony will begin at 11 am In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Liette's name to the American College of Rheumatology.
In addition, we wish to let everyone know that the family intends to plant a tree in her honor in the Harlingen park where she was so very happy.
Arrangements are in the care of Ross Funeral Home, 2586 Route 11, Mooers.
Published on May 17, 2017
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