Iona G. Forbes (1923—2018)

CARIBOU and MADAWASKA, Maine — Iona G. Forbes, 94, passed away on April 1, 2018, at a Madawaska health care facility. She was born in Littleton on July 27, 1923, daughter of the late Russell and Eltie (Estabrook) Farrar.

She was elected to Justice of the Peace. She worked as a duty aide at Teague Park School in Caribou. She enjoyed various sports, especially the Boston Red Sox and the girls UCONN basketball team. She loved reading and crossword puzzles; however, she really enjoyed sitting with her family and friends in her porch and conversing.

She is survived by four daughters, Beverly Forbes LaBarre and her husband, Paul, of Windham, NH, Brenda Forbes of Madawaska, Bonnie Fisher of Madawaska, and LynnDell Muffler and her companion, Craig Richards, of Caribou; five grandchildren, Patrick LaBarre of Florida, Lisa LaBarre of Windham, NH, Shane Forbes of Caribou, Janelle Brown of Ashland, and Keacha Haines of Caribou; several grandchildren; one sister, Alice Hoyet of Glasco, Montana; as well as several nieces and nephews. Iona was predeceased by her husband, Lendell Forbes, in 1989, two daughters, Patricia Traugh and Vickie Reeves, and her six siblings.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 5, 2018, at the St. Thomas Aquinas Church. There will be no visiting hours. Arrangements have been entrusted to Lajoie Funeral Home, Madawaska. For online condolences, please visit

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