Kathleen Mary Faia Forrest, 85, born June 10th 1932 in Lynn Massachusetts, passed away May 12th, 2018 in Orlando, Florida. A beautiful and proud 1st generation tall Scott/Irish fiery red head with iced blue eyes with a great sense of humor. She was the pillar of the family. Also a talented artist with a full scholarship to art school, but chose the noble profession of nursing. She attended Boston College and worked as a Trauma E.R. Registered Nurse for over thirty years at Lynn Hospital in Massachusetts. She spoke fluent Spanish having lived in Mexico City for several years with her first husband, Hector Arrache, and eldest son, Antonio.
She was a passionate New England Patriots fan who never missed a game. She said she was fortunate to see them win the Super Bowl 5 times in her lifetime. She was an avid fan of the Kentucky Derby and attended many Derby events, including the race itself. The Triple Crown winner a few years ago was a big highlight for her, but her true love was her four kids. They were her whole reason for being. She used to say, "I'd jump in front of a bus for you kids and always depend on each other." She kept the family close, regardless of the miles.
She remarried to her best friend Michael, who she spent every waking moment with until the end. They would listen to music together, especially Classical and Scottish Bag Pipes, but the Madam Butterfly Opera was her favorite. They met at a dance where he would play the drums, she soon became his roadie. They would dance and travel everywhere together. Life was full of love.
She is preceded in death by her parents Walter W. and Margaret Forrest, also her Brother Walter C. Forrest, and her beloved dog Maggie. She is survived by her devoted Husband and best friend, Michael D. Faia, their little dog Rusti; her 4 loving children: Antonio, Alex, Monica and Roberto Arrache, their wives; four stepchildren, and many grandchildren and cousins.