Carol Vita Forgione, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and dedicated healthcare professional, died peacefully at her home in Edgartown on March 18 at the age of 76.

Born on March 14, 1948, in Brooklyn, N.Y., Carol was the cherished daughter of Jacob and Judith Bauman. She married Frank Bruno Forgione and together they built a life filled with love, laughter, and shared adventures.

A compassionate caregiver, Carol dedicated her life to helping patients. Prior to relocating to Martha’s Vineyard, she served in the intensive care unit at North Arundel Hospital in Glen Burnie, Md. When she and Frank relocated full-time to Martha’s Vineyard in 2001, she continued her selfless work for over 20 years on the Island, most recently as an adult care nurse practitioner at Island Health Care, right around the corner from her home in Edgartown.

Beyond her professional accomplishments, her passion for life extended to her hobbies. She had a green thumb and found joy in cultivating beautiful and bountiful gardens around her home in Edgartown. Her gardens were a testament to her nurturing spirit and brought her joy. Additionally, she fulfilled her dream of sailing later in life, finding serenity and excitement on the open water. Carol will be remembered for her kindness, warmth and unwavering dedication to her family, friends, and patients. Her legacy of love and compassion will continue to inspire those whose lives she touched.

Her legacy lives on through her loving family, including her sons Michael, Jonathan and Joshua (Elizabeth), her sister Alice Golembo (Eri), and her four adoring grandchildren, Nicholas, Isabelle, Ryan, and Judith.

A service to honor and remember her life will be held at the Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center on Monday, March 25 at 11a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Glioblastoma Foundation ( in Carol’s honor.