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     STATE OF RHODE ISLAND

IN GENERAL ASSEMBLY

JANUARY SESSION, A.D. 2022

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S E N A T E   R E S O L U T I O N

EXTENDING DEEPEST CONDOLENCES ON THE PASSING OF THE HONORABLE

JULIAN P. FORGUE, III

     

     Introduced By: Senators de la Cruz, Rogers, Quezada, Burke, Sosnowski, Lombardo,
and Cano

     Date Introduced: February 01, 2022

     Referred To: Recommended for Immediate Consideration

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     WHEREAS, It is with deep sadness that this Senate has learned of the passing of the

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Honorable Julian P. Forgue, III, the beloved husband of Terry Quebec Forgue, cherished father of

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Julian Forgue and four step-daughters, Whitney, Christina, Kyla and Dakota, and the well-

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respected President of the Glocester Town Council; and

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     WHEREAS, Born in the City of Providence, "Jay" as he was known by family and

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friends, was a son of the late Julian and Philomena Forgue, and the brother of Randy Forgue and

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his wife, Janice, Lorraine Grimley and her husband, Buddy, and the late Ricky Forgue. He had

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honorably served our country in the United State Army; and

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     WHEREAS, Jay Forgue had worked for Rosciti Construction in his youth but had always

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had an abiding interest and ability with horses. After leaving the construction business, he

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established J&R Stables where he bought and sold pleasure horses, and subsequently moved on to

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thoroughbreds, which entailed traveling across continents and memorably resulted in meeting the

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President of Venezuela and having a race horse in a million dollar race in Hong Kong; and

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     WHEREAS, His love and knowledge of horses eventually led Mr. Forgue to establish the

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Providence Mounted Police, and later a summer camp and therapeutic equestrian riding program

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for children at Meeting Street School; and

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     WHEREAS, In 1977, Mr. Forgue moved to Glocester, where he became a successful real

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estate developer establishing the first-ever Glocester planned unit development, which created the

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scenic Cody Drive neighborhood. He later became the sole owner of Glocester Pines Farm, which

 

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was renamed the Tourbillon Farm, and eventually became the successful Tourbillon Trailer Sales

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and Service; and

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     WHEREAS, Most recently, the Honorable Jay Forgue was elected to and served on the

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Glocester Town Council for three years, and as President for this past year. During his tenure on

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the Council, he was dedicated to economic progress and was deservingly proud of bringing large

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grants, such as the $250,000 fa├žade improvement funding to Chepachet businesses and the

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$450,000 grant for improvements to Glocester Memorial Park;

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     WHEREAS, The Honorable Jay Forgue was a genuine, humble, and caring man, who

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always had a smile and was ready to help. He "embraced life to the fullest always seeking new

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adventures, fully enjoying his life with family and friends" and he will be dearly missed; now,

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therefore be it

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     RESOLVED, That this Senate of the State of Rhode Island hereby extends deepest

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sympathy on the passing of the Honorable Julian P. Forgue; and be it further

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     RESOLVED, That the Secretary of State be and hereby is authorized and directed to

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transmit a duly certified copy of this resolution to Mrs. Terry Quebec Forgue and Family.

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