Casey Ann Forte

Casey A. Forte, 83, of Hebron, passed away from this world to be with the Lord on July 19, 2017 peacefully at home surrounded by family.  She was born on December 16, 1933 to the late Thomas Forte, Sr. and Rose (Caruso) Forte and raised in Meriden, CT.  She lived in Glastonbury, CT for many years where she loved to attend St. Paul Church.  She also resided in Highland Beach, FL, Delray Beach, FL and enjoyed spending summers at the Norwich Inn and Spa Villa.  She attended Quinnipiac University.  Casey loved spending time with her beloved family and friends and all were very blessed to have Casey in their lives.  We will all miss her gorgeous smile.  Left to cherish her memory are her loving and devoted daughter, Kari Burgess and son-in-law Jim Burgess of Hebron, her beloved and adored grandchildren, Stanley Najduch III, Karissa Burnett and her husband Ian, and Brian Burgess.  She will also be greatly missed by her Aunt Barbara Zawacki and grand nephew Michael along with an abundance of friends.  She will be missed by her faithful companion, Harley the dachshund.  Casey was predeceased by her adored son Stanley Najduch, Jr. (who she missed greatly everyday), her infant son Kerry Najduch, her brother Thomas Forte, Jr. and her loving companion Thomas Thompson.  Casey had a wonderful career as a buyer of handbags, accessories and sportswear and was the first woman divisional merchandise manager in G. Fox & Company.  She also worked for D&L and Weathervane, Ames Department Store, and Jordan Marsh.  Casey enjoyed her extensive travel experiences in Europe and Asia throughout her career.  Casey was truly an inspiration to all women in the retail industry.  She received many awards including “the most successful merchant of the year” and Casey appeared in “Handbag Accessory Magazine” several times.  She was also the owner of the Added Touch Boutique and Casey’s Unique Wine Cellar.  Our family would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to the Hartford Healthcare Hospice Home Care team of Mansfield for their compassionate care, kindness and support over the past few months.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, July 24th at 10:00 am at the Community of Ss. Isidore and Maria at St. Paul Church, 2577 Main St., Glastonbury.  Burial will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Meriden.  Friends may call at the Mulryan Funeral Home, 725 Hebron Ave., Glastonbury on Sunday July 23rd, from 4-6 pm.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 825 Brook St., Rocky Hill, CT. 06067 or Hartford Healthcare at Home, 34 Ledgebrook Dr., Mansfield, CT  06250.  For online condolences, please visit