Fore "Christopher" Manxhari, 84, of Worcester died Monday, January 20th. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.
Fore was born in Albania in the small town of Permet. His father Ilia Manxhari who was a veteran of World War immigrated to the United States in 1912. His father was working to support his family in Detroit, Michigan. He always instilled hard work in his son. Fore eventually decided to become a physical education teacher due to his great love for sports both playing and watching. Fore met his wife of 59 years, Theodora while she was working as a pharmacist in Permet. She caught his eye and not soon after he asked for her hand in marriage. In 1994, they immigrated America to grow their family roots and brought with them their oldest daughter Juliet, and two sons Edward and Rezart.
Fore was always a very social person even as a young boy who loved to be around his friends and family. His sarcasm, quick wit and wanting to make people laugh through his jokes is what his children and grandchildren will miss most about him. Being a physical education teacher for his most of his career, Fore grew to become an avid Red Sox fan. He would spend late nights on his favorite leather recliner watching the game go to overtime. Fore deeply loved his grandchildren and seeing them grow up so close to him were some of the happiest years of his life. Theodora who was his primary caregiver loved her husband deeply until his final moments.
Fore was preceded in death by his father, Ilia, his siblings Vangjel, Victor, Katina Minga and Rosa Rusha. He leaves behind his two daughter-in-laws, Anila and Leda Manxhari and his beloved grandchildren, Alba, Tonida, Michelle, Christopher, Jenny and Bella. Also, his two daughters in laws Anila and Leda Manxhari.
His funeral is Thursday, January 23rd from O’CONNOR BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, 592 Park Avenue with a service at 11:00 AM in St. Mary Assumption Albanian Orthodox Church, 535 Salisbury Street. Burial will follow in Hope Cemetery. Calling hours are Wednesday, January 22nd from 5:00 until 7:00 PM.