Mary Ellen (Long) Forrest, Of Woburn, formerly of Melrose & Medford, age 62, died Thursday, August 18, 2011, at home surrounded by her loving family, after a lengthy illness. Born in Cambridge, MA, Mary was the devoted daughter of the late Margaret (Donegan) and Glen Long.
Mary was an Administrative Secretary in the Emergency Room of Winchester Hospital for the last 10 years. She was the former owner and operator of Pondview Florist of Winchester. A Woburn resident, Mary previously lived in Melrose and Medford. She graduated from Medford High School, class of 1967. She was an avid gardener; she wintered in Florida and was a great entertainer of her many loving family and friends.
Mary is survived by her beloved partner Vincent Lomaglio. Former wife of James Forrest. Devoted mother of Christopher Forrest and his wife Meredith of NC, Jason Forrest of San Diego, and Vincent’s daughter, Vicki Gerry of Woburn. Loving grandmother of Luke, Grant & Abigail and loving meme of Sam, Olivia and Adam. Sister of Glenda Goldstein and her husband Harvey of Woburn, Patricia Vicente of Saugus, and the late Margaret O'Leary and her husband Francis O'Leary. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral from the McLaughlin-Dello Russo Funeral Home, 60 Pleasant St., WOBURN, Monday at 9 AM. Followed by a funeral mass celebrated in St. Charles Church, 280 Main St. Woburn at 10 AM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours Sunday 4 thru 8.
Interment will be private.