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Melanie Ann (Borgo) Forand

October 10, 1939 ~ January 18, 2022 (age 82)


Melanie Ann (Borgo) Forand, wife of the late Richard Paul Forand, passed peacefully on January 18, 2022. Born October 10, 1939, Melanie lived much of her long life in Berlin, CT. She spent her youth in East Berlin surrounded by family and friends in “the Grove” and later moved to Berlin.  She attended Berlin schools and enjoyed participating in school activities and making life-long friends. She cherished being able to keep in touch with her classmates all through her life. Melanie spent many wonderful summers at Lake Pocotopaug in her youth and had fond memories of friends at the Lake and the summer talent shows. Melanie attended the Teachers College of Connecticut, now CCSU and received a degree in Business/Secretarial Science. She loved being a Secretary for Otis Elevator and later for Aetna. In her retirement years she worked for Ames, Caldor and lastly Walmart. She was recognized by customers anywhere she went who thanked her for being such a pleasant, dedicated worker. Melanie’s most cherished roles were as a wife, mother and later a grandmother. She and her husband enjoyed day-tripping to the shore and sightseeing, always wanting to keep close to home. She attended every concert, sports event and Scout ceremony for her children and grandchildren. Her great joys were reading, writing and singing. She was a long-time member of Sacred Heart Choir and missed singing in the Choir as her health declined. If you ever sent her a card or letter she kept it, amassing quite a collection as she never wanted to discard a memento from a friend or relative.

Melanie is survived by her brother Peter Borgo of Montrose, CO, sister-in-law Diane Reynolds of Hobe Sound, FL, her son Michael P Forand of South Windsor CT , her daughter and son-in-law, Suzanne and Stuart Topliff and grandsons Jacob and Justin of Berlin CT as well as extended family and dear friends.


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Gathering of Family and Friends
January 23, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Berlin Memorial Funeral Home
96 Main Street
Kensington, CT 06037

Mass of Christian Burial
January 24, 2022

10:00 AM
Sacred Heart Church - East Berlin
66 Cottage St.
East Berlin, CT 06023

Interment following funeral service
January 24, 2022

Sacred Heart Cemetery
662 Burritt Street
New Britain, CT 06053


American Heart Association
7272 Greenville Ave, Dallas TX 75231
Tel: 1-800-242-8721

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