Janet M. Forgey, a resident of Manchester for the past 48 years, passed away at Manchester Memorial hospital after a short illness on the morning of Saturday, October 16, 2021. Janet was born June 21, 1937, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the daughter of Wallace and Vida (Lingley) Forgey. She attended schools in Melrose, Massachusetts, and went on to graduate from Colby College in Waterville, Maine. Upon graduation, she was employed by Aetna Life Insurance Company. She spent her entire career working in the Group Division, where she met many lifelong friends. Janet was predeceased by her parents and a sister, Beverly Hamrah. She is survived by her niece, Sharon Hamrah, of East Hartford and her nephew, Scott Hamrah, of Brooklyn, New York.
Janet had a wonderful sense of humor and was a caring and generous person. She was very friendly and outgoing and was happy to chat with complete strangers as well as with people she knew. She loved her cats and her many dog friends and was a frequent donor to various animal welfare organizations. She loved vacationing by the water, first with her parents and later with friends. Her favorite places include lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire, Plum Island in Massachusetts, and Connecticut lakes and beaches. She also enjoyed ski vacations with friends.
After retirement from Aetna, she enjoyed working numerous hours as a volunteer at Manchester Memorial Hospital, and at the Little Theatre in Manchester, where she was a dedicated behind the scenes worker. She discovered a new talent working on sets and decorations as well as making wooden advertising signs. She was a fan of the theater and an annual subscriber to the performances at the Bushnell and at the Goodspeed Opera House.
In lieu of flowers, and in Janet’s memory, please be kind and do a good deed for someone.
Calling hours will be held on Saturday, October 23, 2021 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am, at the Holmes-Watkins Funeral Home, 400 Main St., Manchester, CT. A Memorial service will follow. There will be no burial. To leave a memory or message of condolence, please visit www.holmeswatkins.com