Ora Elizabeth Foresta
October 26, 1918- April 1, 2015
Ora Elizabeth Foresta, 96, of Prince Frederick passed away April 1, 2015 at Washington Hospital Center. She was born October 26, 1918 in Patapsco, MD to Robert Forest and Gladys Viola (Leppo) Blackburn. She was raised in Richmond, VA as a child, and her family later moved to Hyattsville and she attended Hyattsville High School. Ora married Vincent S. Foresta on June 14, 1941, and they lived in College Park. Ora moved to Prince Frederick in 2003. In addition to being a homemaker Ora had a career in sales, primarily retail clothing. She enjoyed ceramics, playing cards, cooking, shopping, decorating and crafts.
Ora was preceded in death by her husband, Vincent in 1972, a sister Lillian Burton, and a brother Carlyle M. “Blackie” Blackburn. She is survived by a son Paul M. Foresta and his wife Linda of Huntingtown; six grandchildren, Michael, Matthew, Christopher, Jason, Cadie and Jennifer Foresta; four great-grandchildren, Brady, Marley, Melody and Jaxen, and a sister Peggy Viens and husband Dennis of North Beach.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015