Morton Forman, 92


MIAMI, FLA. – Morton “Bill” Forman, of Miami and formerly of Providence, passed away on March 21, 2023, surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Harry and Molly (Dwares) Forman. Bill was married to the love of his life Dorothy for 59 years before her passing, father to three girls, and a loving, doting grandfather and great-grandfather.

Bill was a 1948 graduate of Hope High School and a 1952 graduate of Providence College. He was the owner and operator of Cooper and Kentworthy Inc. for many years before retiring

A true New England sports fan, he was a Red Sox-loving baseball fan who started listening to the games on the radio in 1941 and still preferred this throughout his life. His weekends were filled with the Patriots, Providence College basketball, Boston Bruins and tennis!

Survivors include: his three loving daughters, Jo-Ann Ponticelli of Rhode Island; Jill Cerasale and her husband, Richard, of Rhode Island; and Jane Forman Gobie and her husband, Graham, of Florida; two grandchildren, Robert Avarista and Sarah Manly and her husband, Stephen; and two great-grandchildren, Stephen Jr. and Elizabeth Manly.

Donations in memory of Bill Forman may be made to the Health Information Project at HIP. Health Information Project is a peer-to-peer comprehensive health education program for high school students. HIP believes that every young person deserves to be physically and emotionally safe and healthy. To achieve this, HIP uses the power of peer education by training high school students to be health teachers.

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