Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Sue, Matt, Melissa, and little Jimmy, I am so sorry for your loss. Jim was such a great person, always so kind and welcoming to everyone. Our family is deeply saddened and we will be thinking of you.

Posted by Shannon Coyle - Dedham, MA - Family Friend   February 14, 2017

One of my favorite memories of Jim and all of you really, was the great 4th of Julys celebrating with all of you. We all piled into Jim's truck to go to the parade, then back to our house to sit in the back yard and have fun conversations and laughs. After everyone else left, we would all linger there together for awhile. Very special memories! Sending love your wat!

Posted by Viv Sawyer - Pocasset, MA - Family Friend   February 14, 2017

Jimmy we go way back, Paul and I have such good memories of a great guy that loved to talk! We are very sorry for your loss Sue and family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers! Sincerely, Paul and Elayne(Gibbons) Barbato. RIP jJimmy

Posted by Paul Barbato - Foxboro, MA - Friend   February 13, 2017

Susie, Melissa, and Matt,
Your family has been a part of ours for so long. I have so many good memories growing up with you all. I'm sad to hear about Jimmy and I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts.

Posted by Andrew DelGreco - Portland, OR - Family Friend   February 13, 2017

My deepest condolences to the Fors family. Jim was a good man who cared about his community. R was one of a few neighborhood dads who helped ensure we all grew up on the right track. I'll always remember fondly the winter days spent skating in the backyard rink that he built for all of us. In the summer, he'd now his grass to look like a baseball diamond so that all of us neighborhood kids could play wiffleball. Just last summer, my mother was remembering how nobody was allowed to go skating on the pond until Mr. Fors said it was safe to do so. Rest easy Jim. The community and neighborhood is a better place for your efforts.

Posted by Sean Toland - Milton, MA - Neighbor   February 13, 2017

Dear Sue and family, We are so sorry for your loss. Many great memories of Jim at the Randolph rink. He will surely be missed. Thinking of you during this difficult time. All our thoughts and prayers are with you...

Posted by Shawn Sartelle - Bloomington, IN - Family Friend   February 13, 2017


Susie....we have such great memories of spending time with all of you at your home on the pond. We had so much fun, great meals, and lots of laughs. Forsey had a great love for his family and a sense of humor hat always kept us laughing. You are an amazingly strong woman with a wonderful support system to help you get through this difficult time. Your family will continue to be in our thoughts.

Posted by Marsha and Rick Baglole - Hanson, MA - Family   February 13, 2017

Auntie Susie, Gig, Matthew, and cute Jimmy you all know how much I love you and am here for you. Uncle Jimmy was such an amazing man, always quick with a laugh or smile (unless you woke him up ;). He was always happy to see me, even when I knew he wasn't feeling well he'd say Jennifer! with a smile and the greatest laugh. A laugh I'll always remember. You rest in peace sweet uncle and we'll take care of your family. Love you all so much! xoxoxo Jenn <3>

Posted by Jennifer Donahue - Wareham, MA - Family   February 13, 2017


Dear Aunt Sue, Melissa, Matt and Little Jimmy You will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. I've always admired the love Uncle Jimmy had and showed for his family. I'm blessed to call him my Uncle. Much love and hugs, Shirley

Posted by Shirley Fors - Farmington, MN - Family   February 13, 2017

Dear Sue and family, we are so sorry for your loss,Jim always had a smile on his face and nothing seemed to bother him. He would even smile during those cold Mohawk mornings at the rink years ago, whether it be a practice or a game. You are always in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Lynn and Bill Family - Friend   February 13, 2017

Condolences to you and the family.

Posted by Carol Karszes - Hilton Head Island, SC - Classmate   February 13, 2017

Dear Sue, my most heartfelt condolences to you and your family. I was so sorry to see this and learn of the passing of your dear husband.

Posted by Marie Desrosiers - NB, MA - Friend   February 13, 2017

We spent hours and hours fishing on the pond behind our house or behind Sharon Box catching trout. We would hunt for mushrooms in the woods behind our house. We would make wreaths with christmas pine that we found in those same woods. He took me sledding down Chemung Hill and would walk up that hill as many times as I wanted to. We would fly kites together and they always seemed to get caught in the treees. He taught me how to ride a bike down the hill in front of our house. He taught me how to skate on the pond in the back yard. I helped him plant the garden in the back yard. I spent hours and hours with him in his dark room helping him develop black and white pictures that he took. We would play baseball in the back yard with the big boomer plastic bat and he would tell me to choke up on the bat...never knew what that meant so I would pretend to choke when he said that. Carving pumpkins at Halloween was always a treat with my dad. Standing at the bottom on the stairs at bedtime He would say good night my darling daughter and I would say good night my darling daddy. Spending time with us as kids was never a chore for dad, because in reality he was just a big kid himself. My best friend Jen loved him like a second father and I know she has just as many crazy and good memories as I do of the times we spent together with my dad. He always loved her like a second daughter.
My dad couldnt have been more supportive of me as I grew up and as an adult. If I ever had a problem or needed someone to help me fix something he was the first one that I would call. When I was getting married if you happened to be one of the lucky ones to sit near him you know he cried like a baby. He was very sensitive. When I was pregnant and found out I was having a boy, there was no question in my mind who I wanted to name him after. My dear sweet Jimmy was papas best little friend. To Jimmy Papa was the man who could build anything and fix anything.

Posted by Melissa - MA - Daughter   February 13, 2017

What is a father? The definition is a man in relation to his natural child or children. Jim Fors was that but that definition does not even come close to desribing what my father was. To me my father was amazing. He was the best daddy a girl could ever have...the absolute best. I would not have wanted anyone else to be the man that raised me with my mother. I was very lucky, it I wasnt as lucky as I was this past week would not have been as hard as it has been.
When I think about my daddy I smile. He was not a very big man in size but his presence was larger than life. To those who knew him in his younger days I have heard the many stories of the wild man that he was. Stories that make you laugh but now as a parent make me shake my head and say Oh my god, I hope my son never does that. I can see why he was the man my mother fell in love with at 16, married at 18 and spent the last 47 years being married to. I could spend hours and days talking about all the memories that I have of him. My memories of him are not as wild...but some were crazy. Here are just a few. As a little girl I used to sit on the bathroom counter watching him shave his sharps. We used to eat chicken noodle soup on the porch (I would say there's a fly in my soup and his response would be No extra charge). We chased our dog around the dining room table with a wooden push duck saying shark attack. We used to lay on the hammock together in the back yard. On Tuesday nights I would always surprise him by making chocolate chip cookies to watch the muppet show. He was always so surprised when I brought him out the cookies and milk. He would read to me and a couple of our favorite books were Hand, Hand, Finger, Thumb and The Giant Book of Giants. I can vividly remember sitting with him on his green chair in the broken room reading them night after night. I loved helping him wash his truck in the back yard. He loved to squirt me with the hose but it was a different story when I turned the hose on him.

Posted by Melissa - MA - Daughter   February 13, 2017

There are no words that can ease the pain you feel, but please know how much Jim meant to so many people in so many ways. He was a great family man and showed me how much that meant to him, and his family, through how he led his life. His smile and laugh as he watched everyone skate across his rink, the pride in his family and the way he carried himself always - while his life was not as long as we'd all like, it was full and well-lived. He will live on in the eyes of his family forever, may you find some comfort in the knowledge you are in the prayers and thoughts of so many. May God bless you all.

Posted by Barry Muradian - Stoughton, MA - Friend   February 12, 2017

Dear Sue and Family, I was so sorry to hear about your husband. I hope with the support of friends and love of your family you can get through this difficult time. Take care. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Susan Zbinski - Stoughton, MA - Acquaintance   February 12, 2017

Sue, we express our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Anthony and the Poillucci's always talked so highly of Jim and told many stories. He will be greatly missed by many. We love you Sue.

Posted by Laura and Anthony Poillucci - North Easton, MA   February 12, 2017

So sorry for your loss. These words seem very insignificant , but they are coming right from my heart. Sue, Melissa, and Mathew I cannot tell you how very much I want to take away the pain, but Jim is at peace and his memory is of a good, fine, and kind man. This is a wonderful legacy. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Posted by Fern - Brockton, MA - Family Friend   February 12, 2017

To Sue and the rest of the extended Fors Family, Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you. Although we met Jim only a few times, we found him to be a wonderful man, and he will be missed. In lieu of flowers, we've made a donation to Community Autism Resources in Jim's Memory. (Apologies if this is being repeated...technical issues). Rich and Takae Harrington

Posted by Richard Harrington - Fountain Hills, AZ - Friend   February 10, 2017

So sorry to hear of Jimmys passing, thoughts and prayers with family.

Posted by Robert Hallamore Sr. - Stanly County, NC - Friend   February 10, 2017

Sorry for your loss. Uncle Jimmy was a great guy. Even though I did not get to see him that much lately I do remember the times at your house with the pond in the backyard and how much fun I had there. I loved him dearly and he was one of my favorite Uncles. RIP Uncle Jimmy, you will be missed!

Posted by Sandy Gianacoplis - Chelmsford, MA - Family   February 10, 2017

To Sue ,Melissa, Matt and Jimmy Harrington
We will miss Mr Fors(Nicknames we had for you Forsey,and Lester) and our heart are breaking for all of you and we keep bringing up all the wonderful memories you have given us over the many years, all the crazy times. You made our lives much better and kept us laughing. My heart wants to say so much more but as you know we were the Outlaws as you always told me but we knew we were part of the family. Miss you Mr Fors.
Love Aunite Jo

Posted by Jo Gambrazzio - Berkley, MA - Family   February 10, 2017

Bob and I send our love to Melissa and family.

Posted by Susan and Robert West - Nelson   February 09, 2017

My thoughts are with the Fors family.
I had the pleasure of working with Jim as an electrician many many years ago.
He was always a great worker and partner with a great work ethic.
I'm sure he will be missed greatly .

Rick Cruz . IBEW Retired member
East Bridgewater

Posted by Rick Cruz - East Bridgewater, MA - Coworker   February 09, 2017

To our dear, dear friends the Fors family. Sue, Melissa, Matt and little Jimmy, we are sharing in your sorrow. Jimmy was a very special friend to all of us. So many great memories! We love you and are keeping you all close to our hearts at this time. And to all the other members of your family, we send our condolences...

Posted by Viv and Clif Sawyer - Pocasset, MA - Family Friend   February 09, 2017

Our deepest sympathy to Sue,Mel,Scott & Matt and especially to Jimmy...We enjoyed having a friendship with Jim and will always remember that beautiful smile and the twinkle in his eyes. We will miss him..Our thoughts and prayers are with you all...Much Love

Posted by Ralph & Pat Romkey - Falmouth, MA - Family Friend   February 09, 2017

Thinking of the Fors family during this trying time. Jimmy was a fantastic Uncle and I have so many fond memories growing up with him. I loved when Jimmy would go on vacation with us. We had such a great time. I may not be able to see you Jimmy but you have left a piece of you in my heart. May you rest in peace.

Posted by Retha Charette - Wareham, MA - Family   February 09, 2017

I am broken hearted about losing my kid brother. Have many memories to last me a long time until I see him again.

Posted by William Fors - Panama City, FL - Brother   February 08, 2017

Our condolences to my good friend Sue and her family. Jim will be sadly missed by all. Such an awesome person and I'm so blessed to have so many great memories. Thoughts and prayers to you SF and your family. We love you Love Donna & Rich

Posted by Donna Poillucci - Easton, MA - Family Friend   February 08, 2017