FORTI – Michael Anthony

Born July 10, 1954. Passed away March 8, 2022.

Loving husband of Doris.  Father to Paul, Alana, Elise and Jakeb.

Father in law to John.

Nonno to Kaleb, Mia, Taliah, Ethan, Liam, Hudson, Carrera and Phoenix.

Left us far too soon.

So many things that we didn’t do and say – 

We will all miss the jokes and fun times.

“Forever in our hearts”


Funeral Notice

Service: Wednesday March 16, 2022


Family and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass to celebrate the life of Mr Michael Anthony Forti to be offered at St Thomas Catholic Church, Peninsula Drive, Drysdale on WEDNESDAY (March 16, 2022) commencing at 11 am, followed by Burial at the Drysdale Cemetery.

Mick's service will be livestreamed through our website.


FORTI booklet (catholic communion)

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  1. How do we put 40 years of friendship in a few words. The knowledge, the wisdom, the jokes, the accents during said jokes, the always smiling face always ready to help when he could and give you the shirt of his back if needed. A true gentleman, a real mate who will be missed more than any words can say.
    “In Gods care”
    Our deepest sympathy to Dori, Paul, Alana, Elise, Jake and all the family.
    Love John and Debbie Humphries

    John HumphriesMarch 12 2022 8:32 am
  2. Our hearts are broken, my Dad is gone. It was your time to go, we tried to make you stay. God had better plans for you ♡

    Elise CortesiMarch 12 2022 12:01 pm
  3. Missing you mate. We spoke only a few days before the lord came knocking sorry we hadn’t sent any time together for ages but we all get tied up in our own lives and tend to miss out on friends and family. RIP mate.

    Mario ( Zac )March 12 2022 1:04 pm
  4. To Doris and family
    We are very sorry to hear the sad news of Michael. He was a lovely man on one of my occasions when Doris and Michael welcomed me into their home. He will be sadly missed. May you RIP. You are all in our thoughts and prayers
    Lots of Love Aoife Macca Abby and Clara

    AoifeMarch 12 2022 1:18 pm
  5. So many of my childhood happy memories have you in them.
    And as an adult you became a good mate as well as my Uncle.
    A good man with a big heart.
    Say hi to mum for me Uncle Mick xx

    AlfonsoMarch 12 2022 2:15 pm
  6. Hey Mick ,
    I thought you were only joking when you said that you would win our race to the pearly gates .
    That was ok . But you did not tell me when the race was starting 🤔
    I never was a good runner anyway , but I am sure going to miss you and your funny jokes .
    Just keep a spot for me up there aye ?
    And next time we play poker , I’ll let you stack the deck instead of me 😂😂😂
    Hope to see you soon in the promised land .
    Joe (your Brother in law )
    Cheers 👍

    Joe ZaccazanMarch 12 2022 6:59 pm
  7. My sincere condolences Dorris and family Mick was a great guy full of fun and a quick wit he will be missed by all who knew him my thoughts are with you at this sad time in your lives 🙏

    Jeni goodallMarch 12 2022 8:30 pm
  8. Mick, from the first day that we met I felt a connection as if we’d known each other before. The friendship didn’t take long at all to become one of the closest outside of family I’ve ever known. You treated me like I was part of your family and I you. Sophie and I always felt welcome when you and Dori had a family get together and over the years you came to some of ours. I only had to mention that something was in need of fixing and you offered your help at the drop of a hat. Our kids loved your sense of humour as you would always make time to chat with them. So many memories mate, I’ll cherish them always. Until we meet again my friend have a great rest now free from pain and worries. Bob and Sophie xxoo

    Robert AloMarch 14 2022 5:34 pm
  9. Mick you have always been and will remain my best mate. I will miss you heaps.
    You walked into bluey’s muffler shop nearly 30 years ago and we have been mates ever since. We shared so many family camp trips that we could write a book. Especially the Murray when our boat overturned. We still laugh our heads off remembering that one. 🤣 The many truck runs we did… I can still hear you saying “are we there yet? are we there yet ? ” ….why’s that Mick?? “I’m starving !” And boy you could eat…..and piss stop after piss stop I can’t even begin to count. You were the best mate to have along. Our truck convoy along the Simpson Desert when you took the steering wheel you looked like a little kid with a Tonka toy 🤣 boy you made me laugh. I will miss you just turning up and we would hang around in the garage doing something or even nothing at all just a coffee a smoke and a chat.
    Now that you are gone I have no one to annoy me and do those things with. Will miss you maaaaate more than you know.
    P.S. make sure you find us a good camp spot up there. Love you and R.I.P until we meet again. Bluey

    John CortesiMarch 14 2022 10:43 pm
  10. Always regarded you as my little brother .
    You had the most immediate sense of humour, & would always have a joke (complete with every accent from anywhere around the world), every time you called in to the Marshall Mansion for a coffee .
    I will miss your happy face every day .
    Your brother from another mother .

    John NobleMarch 15 2022 7:07 pm
  11. R.I.P. Uncle Mick. Sorry I couldn’t be at your funeral to say goodbye. I have lots of childhood memories that will stay with me forever. Until we meet again Michelle (Chelle) xo

    Michelle ZaccazanMarch 15 2022 8:53 pm
  12. My love, my heart aches that you left me so soon….we said we would grow old & grey together,remember? but ,that wasn’t meant to be., but I have a lifetime of beautiful memories from our 46 years together that I will treasure forever. Thank you for the life we had together& for always being there for me & the kids, making us laugh & for taking such good care of us all. I can’t even describe how much you will be missed as we were such a good team together!❤️
    I take comfort in knowing you will always be watching over us as I feel you around me.
    Rest easy knowing I’m being well looked after by our beautiful family who love and miss you.
    Until we meet again…Your Dori❤️xxxxxxx

    Doris FortiMarch 16 2022 5:13 am
  13. Forever in our hearts…Mick you will be very sadly missed.
    Thank you for the memories over the many years. Most of these memories consisted of many laughs.
    You had a heart of gold, a true father figure and a fix-it-man.
    One of a kind with a beautiful soul.
    RIP 🕊🤍

    Emma CortesiMarch 16 2022 7:40 am
  14. Always a smile on your face and your heart on your sleeve. Never a dull moment when you were in the room. Always greeting me with ‘miiiigggghhhttt’ 😆 hows it going miiiiiggghhttt!! Thank you for making us laugh with new jokes everytime we saw you.
    Thank you for always being a kind hearted, quick witted, funny, warm, generous, caring human being.
    You will be greatly missed.
    Your friendship will be greatly treasured.

    Rip Mick (miiiigggghhhhttt) 🙏❤🕊

    Love always Melissa Di Mauro -xo-

    Melissa Di MauroMarch 16 2022 6:59 pm

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