Peacefully, surrounded by loving family on Sunday, March 18, 2018, at Marshall Gowland Manor Long Term Care, Francesca Forte passed away at the age of 75. Beloved wife of the late Silvio Forte (2003). Loving mother of Elena Forte (Shane), Diana DaSilva (Joe), Vince Forte (Michelle) and Rob Forte. Cherished Nonna of Joshua, Alicia and Mikayla DaSilva; Cassandra, Abbygale, and Madison Forte; and Hailee and Hayden Forte. Dear sister of Peter Deciantis (Linda), Anna Cinelli (Lorenzo), and Maria Deciantis, and sister-in-law of Dommenic Maola, Mariano Bei, Anna Deciantis and Teresa Deciantis. Survived by many nieces and nephews in Canada and Italy. Predeceased by her parents Luigi and Angelina Deciantis; siblings Sante, Leo and Tony Deciantis, Teresa Bei and Erminia Maola; in-laws Luigi and Elena Forte; brothers-in-law Ugo, Carlo, and Mario Forte; sister-in-law Anna Fiorini; and several nieces and nephews, all of Italy. The family of Mrs. Francesca Forte wish to offer a special thank you to the staff on Rose and Ivy Floor at Marshall Gowland Manor. Thank you so much for everything they did to bring her joy and dignity with so much compassion. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Thursday, March 22, 2018, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., with prayers being offered at 8:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Benedict Catholic Church, 1011 Oak Ave., Sarnia, on Friday, March 23, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. Entombment to follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Alzheimer Society or the Breast Cancer Society of Canada (cheques only at the funeral home please).