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“Our sincere and heartfelt condolences. Our deepest sympathy to you and your entire family. Loss of a loved one leaves a void behind yet filled with...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Silvia Petrini - Simsbury, CT

“I will miss my beautiful friend and coworker ..sleeping in the arms of Jesus, until we meet again Kathy ..Love always Judith Grant-Lawrence ”
2 of 15 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Lenny and family,My heart aches for the loss of a truly wonderful lady. I will miss my friend. Sal and I are out of state and will be unable to...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Sal & Nancie Marino - Niantic, CT

“I'm very sad to hear about Kathy's passing. We knew each other through USTA tennis. We were either on the same team or opposing teams. She was an...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Mary-Ellen Russo-Jasinski

“Lenny and family,I have many great memories of Kathy while we were in nursing school and encounters over the years including our trip to Jamaica and...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Linda Frigon - Old Saybrook, CT

“Uncle Len and family, Aunt Kathy was an amazing person. She will truly be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
6 of 15 | Posted by: Jason and Julia Forner - WI

“So sorry to hear about Kathy. I will miss competing against her, and laughing with her, during USTA season. She was a wonderful player, a great...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Nancy Bray

“Zach and the Forner Family,We just wanted to let you know, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Therese...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: A friend

“Lenny and family,my dearest condolences on the loss of your Kathy.she will be sadly missed by all her friends and tennis buddies. Our world became...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Jeanne Morgenstern - Avon, CT

“Lenny and family,I am so profoundly sad and sorry that you have lost such a wonderful girl. She was so brave and strong throughout her illness, an...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Janice Bojko - Wethersfield, CT

“My condolences to the Forner familyWhat a beautiful- wonderful friend- caregiveri will miss you Donna ”
11 of 15 | Posted by: Donna Hale - Bloomfield, CT

“Kathy was my friend and confidante when we worked together at HH, I would cover her patients when she went on vacation, we would sit next to one...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Kathy Krasnow - Brattleboro, VT

“A wonderful kind person -- I never saw her without a smile even when I knew she was in pain. Had so much fun with her on the tennis court and on her...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Lynn Rappaport - West Hartford, CT

“God bless you and your loved ones ~ Rest in peace. ”
14 of 15 | Posted by: Jane Dowling - Waterbury, CT

“God bless you Kathy and your family .PeaceNancy Britton ”
15 of 15 | Posted by: Nancy Britton - New Hartford, CT

Katherine Sarah (Rees) Forner, beloved wife and mother, devoted sister, caregiver, friend and tennis partner, left this world surrounded by family on January 30, 2016. For all those whose lives Kathy touched with her wisdom and compassion, the world became a kinder, saner, more elegant place. She embodied an extraordinary combination of strength, integrity, courage, loyalty and inimitable style. The centerpiece of Kathy's life was her family: beloved husband Dr. Leonard Forner; son Tyler (32), his wife Amanda, and their two sons, Trent (10) and Ethan (7), of Bellaire, Texas; and son Zachary (29) of Redondo Beach, California. Kathy cherished her annual family reunions in Maine with her siblings Karen Rees Blake, Mark Rees, Andy Rees, Phil Rees, and Joel Rees – and their families. Born in Houston Texas on July 10, 1951, Kathy moved with her family to Simsbury, Connecticut, in 1969. She graduated from Hartford School of Nursing in 1972 as a Registered Nurse – and continued nursing – most recently as an assisted living nurse for Hebrew Health Care -- until diagnosed with metastatic pancreatic cancer in May 2015. Kathy was a competitive tennis player active in three USTA Leagues – including a mixed-doubles team partnering with husband. Kathy was very active – particularly enjoying the outdoors – biking, kayaking, hiking, and fishing. Kathy's family will receive friends Wednesday, February 3, 2016 from 6-8 pm at the Carmon Funeral Home & Family Center, 301 Country Club Road, Avon. A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, February 4, 2016, 1 pm at the Carmon Funeral Home & Family Center in Avon. Her family will receive friends at their home after the service on Thursday. In lieu of flowers, please donate to The Lustgarten Foundation for pancreatic cancer research: For directions or condolences please visit