Melvin Albert Forget

June 4, 1932 ~ December 15, 2023 (age 91) 91 Years Old

Melvin Forget Obituary

Melvin Albert Forget, 91, of Liverpool, NYpassed away on Friday, December 15, 2023. Born in Athelstan, Québec, he worked for Greif Brothers Cooperage for 59 years as a plant engineer manufacturing steel and fiber drums. He began working at 7 years old, packing wooden barrel staves for half a cent per bundle during lunch breaks and after school. He moved to Syracuse, NY in 1955, established a plant in Darlington, PA from 1966 - 1968, and installed machinery at Greif Brother plants across the United States and Canada, even after retirement. Mel was a communicant and active member of Saint Joseph's Parish in Liverpool, NY. Anyone who knew Mel knew him as a kind, helpful, family loving man, with an intelligent quick wit. He will be missed for his ability to fix anything, willingness to help anyone in any way, and love of playing cards. 

Mel was diagnosed with Pancreatic cancer in late October. It progressed rapidly. He died peacefully under Hospice care at home with his family.  He was neither in pain nor was pain medication needed. 

Mel was predeceased by his brothers, Everett Donnelly, Russell  and Harold Forget; and his sisters Marion and Susan Forget. He is survived by his wife of 72 years, June Forget; daughter, Darlyn Frass of Liverpool, NY; son, Craig Forgette of Buffalo, NY; five sisters: Grace, Anne, Elaine, Pauline and Beverly of Montreal, QC; six grandchildren, and dozens of nieces and nephews in Canada. 

A ceremony of remembrance will be held Thursday December 28, 2023 from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM at Home Team Pub, 7990 Oswego Road, Liverpool, NY 13090.  

A gathering of family and friends will take place on  Saturday June 1, 2024 at 2:00 PM at the Athelstan Presbyterian Cemetery in Québec, followed by refreshments.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Melvin's memory can be made to the Clay Historical Association and sent to 4939 Route 31, Clay, New York 13041.

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Gathering of Family and Friends
December 28, 2023

2:00 PM
Home Team Pub
7990 Oswego Rd.
Liverpool, NY 13090


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