Mary La Forge, 74


Lyme — Mary Green La Forge, 74, of Lyme passed away peacefully Saturday Dec. 7, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. She was born April 19, 1945, in Hartford, the daughter of Adolph and Roslyn Green. Mary leaves behind her beloved husband of over 50 years, Elwood L. LaForge Jr. of Lyme; daughter and son-in-law, Stacey La Forge and Gerald Gross of New Providence, N.J.; daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth and Ken Sked Jr. of Old Lyme; and her two grandchildren, Emma and Mara Sked of Old Lyme, whom she absolutely adored. She also leaves her sister and brother-in-law, Janet and Arthur Harris; and nieces, Jaime Harris and Laura Kofman.

Mary was a nationally acclaimed artist. Her watercolor and oil paintings are featured in galleries and collections throughout the country. Her art also has been shown at multiple museums including the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Mary was an art instructor for over 40 years, most recently teaching in the Southeastern Connecticut region.
Mary will always be remembered for her kindness towards others and her love of Tibetan Terriers and all things Christmas.

A graveside service was held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, at Eight Mile River Cemetery, Mount Archer Road, Lyme, CT 06371.

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