Archive for May 2017

90 Years Young Today!

Congratulations to Filomena Forte (née Minchella), who is 90 years young today and will be celebrating her special day with her daughters Marisa and Isabella and all their extended families in Eastbourne.

Filomena is the wife of the late Olimpio Forte from Mortale/Eastbourne and daughter of  Loreta Forte from Mortale and Domenico Minchella.

Tantissimi auguri, Filomena!

Welcome Giovanni!

Congratulations to Stefano and Susan Marsella on the birth of their baby boy, Giovanni Robert Andrea, on 25th May in Craigavon, Northern Ireland, a brother for Rose, shown here with her new baby brother.

Stefano is the son of Giovanni and Katie Marsella, and grandson of the late Pietro Marsella from Montattico and Porzia Forte from Mortale.

Summer Has Arrived

Congratulations to Donato and Danielle Forte on the birth of their first child, a girl, Summer Kitty Forte born yesterday at 12:48 a.m., weighing in at 7lbs 13oz.

Lots of proud and happy relatives, I’m sure, will welcome Summer to the wonderful Forte family in St. Leonards, Hastings and Eastbourne.

Donato is the son of Tony and Wendy Forte, and grandson of the late Augusto and Minchetta Forte from Eastbourne, Mortale and Casalattico.

A New Forte in South Africa

Congratulations to Jeffrey and Nicole Forte on the birth of their baby boy, Calvin Taylor Forte, on 8th May in Johannesburg.

Jeffrey is the son of the late Alan Forte and Megen Forte, grandson of the late David and Elsie Forte, great grandson of John and Netta Forte, and great great grandson of Alfonso and Filomena Forte (Brighton)!

The family name lives on in all parts of the world, and Calvin is the 106th direct descendant of my grandparents Alfonso and Filomena Forte from Mortale.

Welcome to the Forte family, Calvin!

Peter Forte

The Brighton and Bournemouth Fortes have lost a dear cousin, Peter Forte, 79, son of the late John and Lina Forte.  He passed away on 20th April in Worthing.

He was a true gentleman with many interests, and a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle.

Condolences to all his family.