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“All, please know I am with you in spirit as we mourn the loss of our dear Aunt Glad. She is and always will be in my heart! To know she is reunited...Read More »
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“To all my cousins, first, second, third, and various degrees of removal, you know we are there with you in spirit, and so wish it were possible to be...Read More »
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“I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved Mom and Gram. I hope that today's remembrances and celebration bring you peace, love and strength. I so...Read More »
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“My condolences on your loss of her presence in this world. She was a long time neighbor and friend. I have many memories of her and her beloved Duke...Read More »
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“To all the Forbes family. All my love and thoughts are with you. So many happy happy memories of all the Forbes family. So sorry I am living in...Read More »
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Family and friends mourn the loss of Gladys Ritchie Stevenson Forbes of Stamford, CT who died peacefully on August 29th of complications from a stroke. Born in 1924, she was one of four children of William and Mary Stevenson of Scotland. She is survived by her two sons, Alan and William Forbes, three granddaughters, Paula Bleakley, Denise Mirto Moses, and Jody E. Clouse, two grandsons, Alan and Christopher Forbes, three great granddaughters and two great grandsons. She was predeceased by her husband, Duncan "Duke" Forbes, her daughter, Carolyn, and her two sisters, Evelyn and Liz. Gladys and her husband Duke acted as a cheerful, central guiding spirit for the extended Forbes family for decades. Gladys was an avid reader and enjoyed visits to various beaches, including Manor (where she met her husband) and Cove Beaches in Stamford, Amagansett Beach on Long Island, and Lake Candlewood in Connecticut. Family outings often included Don and Georgie (her cousin) Brown of Darien, Alfred and Audrey (Duke’s sister) Lawson, and Bill and Phoebe (Duke’s sister) Berfield. Gladys also immensely enjoyed visits to and from her sisters Evelyn and Elizabeth (Liz) and their families. A celebration of Gladys’ life will be held Saturday, September 2nd, at 2:00 PM at Edward Lawrence Funeral Home, 2119 Post Road, Darien, CT. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to the American Diabetes Association (http://www.diabetes.org/),; Soundwaters (https://soundwaters.org/),; or Unite for Sight (http://www.uniteforsight.org/).