Very belated congratulations go to Gemma and Andrew Sharp, who were delighted by the safe arrival of Zachary Edward on the 17th of February earlier this year. Zachary is pictured here with his 4-year-old sister Scarlett Rose Francesca.
Gemma is the daughter of proud nonno Colin and nonna Sandra Bestley, and granddaughter of the late Iolanda and Olimpio Forte from Bexhill.
Our condolences go to the family of Rosa Fusco, who passed away at the grand age of 105 in early September in Settignano. She was the widow of Antonio Nardone, the daughter of Gerardo Fusco and Clementina Forte, and sister of the late Tony Fusco from San Nazzario. Our thoughts are with her three children, Luigi, Gerardo and Onorina, her grandchildren, great grandchildren and all their families far and wide.
Rosa was a well-respected lady in and around Casalattico and Settignano, in Northern and Southern Ireland, and in Dover, where she was once in the catering business. Indeed, she was the first Italian lady to open ice cream parlours in both Northern and Southern Ireland.
Many will miss her friendship, strength and wisdom.
It is with sadness that we hear of the death of Alfredo (Rudolph) Forte, peacefully at his home on Sunday afternoon at the age of 92. One of the Llandudno Fortes, he was the son of the late Onorio Forte and Maria Rosina Cirefice, brother of Rinaldo, sister of the late Ines, husband of the late Marjorie, and loving father of Angela, Rosemarie, Ines and Gina, and a dear grandfather and great grandfather too.
As the older generation leaves us, we are left not only with priceless memories of our precious time with them, but also a lasting legacy of their strong sense of family. It is thanks to them that we all feel so privileged to be part of this extended family.
Our condolences go to all the Llandudno Fortes.
Huge congratulations to Vanessa Boni and Jamie Wilson, who were married this weekend at the idyllic Lake Bled in Slovenia.
Vanessa is the daughter of Marisa Forte and Duilio Boni, and granddaughter of Filomena Minchella and the late Olimpio Forte from Mortale and Eastbourne.
We wish you all the very best for a happy future together.
Warmest congratulations to Romina Forte and Davide De Luca on the birth of Elisa this afternoon at 15:44, weighing in at 3.07 kg and 48 cm long. Welcome to the family, Elisa!
Romina is the eldest daughter of Angeluccio Forte and Maria Lieghio from Mortale.