Richard Forsyth

Date of Passing:

December 10, 2021

Forsyth, Richard, of Blackstone Blvd, died December 10, 2021. He was 92. He was predeceased by his wife, Doreen, who died on April 8, 2005. They were married for 47 years.

Born in Sagamore, MA, the son of the late Lyle and Beatrice Forsyth, he resided at Laurelmead in Providence for twelve years.

He attended Chicago Technical College, was employed by the George A. Fuller Company, and for forty years by the Gilbane Building Company, in several capacities including Project Executive for twenty years.

He was a member of DeWitt Clinton Lodge A.F. & A. M. in Sandwich, MA since 1953. He played semi-professional baseball in the Cape Cod League in Sagamore for the Town of Bourne.

He is survived by his daughter, Noreen Ackerman and her husband Richard, of Longboat Key, FL, and a nephew, Rexford Forsyth, of Bristol, CT.

A private graveside service was held in Sagamore Cemetery, Sagamore, MA. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be sent to LEEF, an employee scholarship fund, at Laurelmead, 355 Blackstone Blvd, Providence, RI 02906.

Online Condolences


  1. Noreen,

    My wife Ann and I have fond memories of your Mom and Dad. Dick had extraordinary skills as a builder and manager of the people he worked with. Clients, Architects, and his fellow employees always respected his open and honest approach to the task at hand.

    Warm regards,

    Bob Manocchia

  2. Noreen
    Dottie and I wanted to offer our sincerest condolences to you and your family on the passing of your father, Richard. I hope it is some comfort for you to know that in all the years we have known him, he was one of our closest and dearest friend and a father figure to me. I truly enjoyed our time together and we will miss him very much.
    Harm and Dottie

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