Obituary of Mary Elizabeth Forward
MARY E. FORWARD
WATERVLIET – Mary Elizabeth Forward, 90 of Watervliet, beloved wife of the late G. William "Bill" Forward, passed away Saturday, September 9, 2023 at Evergreen Commons Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in East Greenbush.
Born on October 21st, 1932 in Troy, NY she was the daughter of the late William and Margaret (Foran) McInerney. Mary and Bill were married in 1957 sharing thirty-six years together prior to his passing in 1993.
Mary was a parishioner of Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Latham. She retired from a clerical position for the NYS State Police in Albany. She enjoyed playing cards with her family, traveling, trips to the beach, the Atlanta Braves, as well as the occasional Manhattan. Out of all the things Mary found pleasure in, her family was her greatest source of joy. She was a beloved and cherished Mom and adored Grandma and Great-Grandma. She will be forever missed and loved by all whose lives she touched.
In addition to her late parents and husband Mary is predeceased by her five siblings Frank McInerney, Margaret Lavinus, Loretta Ryan, Elizabeth Marcil, and Thomas McInerney as well as her granddaughter Kara.
She is survived by her children Gary (Shari) Forward and Cathy Betke (John), her grandchildren Cydney, Jessica, Brandi, and Kristen, as well as two great-grandchildren Landon and Camden.
Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend calling hours on Thursday, September 14th, 2023 from 9:00 to 11:00 am at the Dufresne & Cavanaugh Funeral Home, 149 Old Loudon Rd., Latham. A prayer service will begin at 11:00 am immediately followed by interment beside her late husband in Memory Gardens Cemetery, Colonie.
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