Published April 11, 2019

Red Sox and Pats fan, enjoyed NASCAR and motorcycles

FREMONT, N.H. — Kenneth C. Forbes, 75, of Fremont, N.H., formerly of Orr’s Island, Maine and Londonderry, N.H., died Saturday, March 30, 2019, at Frisbie Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.H.

Born in Malden, Mass. on September 14, 1943, he was the son of the late Charles E. and Shirley (Pattee) Forbes. He was a graduate of Medford High School and received his associate degree in Criminal Justice from St. Anselm’s College in Goffstown, N.H.

Ken was a New Hampshire State Trooper and retired after 21 years of service. After retirement, he spent five years with the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Department. Prior to living in New Hampshire, he worked at the Revere Sugar Refinery in Charlestown, Mass.

He was known for his character and integrity throughout his life. Ken was a good man and a truly devoted husband and father. He treated everyone with respect and kindness. Ken was always willing to help family and friends and participated in helping charity organizations. He was a proud and loving grandfather.

Ken loved motorcycles, NASCAR, and home-team sports, the Patriots and Red Sox. He enjoyed traveling with his wife and family to different parts of the U.S. He was a member of the Blue Knights Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club. He lived in Orr’s Island Maine for 14 years, enjoying his retirement, and in Londonderry, N.H. during his law enforcement career and raising his daughters.

Family members include his loving wife of 51 years, Florence (Silva) Forbes, formerly of North Reading; his daughters, Linda Tiffany and her husband Matt of Durham, Maine, and Suzanne Berry and her husband John of Statesville, N.C.; his brothers, Raymond Scott Forbes and his wife Judi of Castleton, Vt. and the late David L. Forbes; his sister-in-law, Caroline Forbes of Newburyport, Mass.; six grandchildren, Lily, Seth, Nina, Eliana, Sadie Jane and Noah. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held at the Croswell Funeral Home, 19 Bow Street, North Reading on Friday, April 5. His funeral service was at the funeral home on Saturday, April 6. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery in North Reading.

Memorial donations may be made in his memory to The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration, or to National Aphasia Association, For online condolences, please visit