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William B. Foster

January 16, 1941 — July 17, 2023

Concord, VT

William B. Foster


 Obituary: William B. Foster


          Concord, VT: William B. Foster, age 82, of West Main Street, passed peacefully at his “Wee Acres” home in the early hours of Monday, July 17, 2023, following a relatively brief battle with cancer.

          Bill was born in Cincinnati, OH, on January 16, 1941, son to the late Harold Carpenter and Eileen May (Sweeney) Foster.  He grew up in Watertown, MA, and graduated from Watertown High in the Class of 1959. He had a stint in the Army with an Honorable Discharge. On May 1, 1965, he married Pearl W. Ruddock, who survives him.  Bill started work as a mechanic in Newton, MA for Frost Motors Cadillac and later became a millwright for Haartz Corp in Watertown. Bill and Pearl moved to Concord in 2001 and he worked at Home Depot for 15 years, retiring in 2022.

          He is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Pearl Foster of Concord, VT, 2 sons: Timothy J. Foster and W. Scott Foster and his wife, Denise, all of Uxbridge, MA, 3 grandchildren: Christopher Foster (Samantha), Colby Foster (Lauren), Devon Foster, 3 great-grandchildren: McKenzie, Karlie and Emma Pearl Foster, his close extended family: Godson: Jeremy Carlson (Lyndsay)  and their children: Danika, Delany & Lillian of Center Harbor, NH, Derrick Carlson, Kristofer Carlson and his fiancée, Christine, all of Center Harbor, and was pre-deceased by Brett Carlson.

          There will be no calling hours at this time.  A Graveside Service will take place at 1:30PM on Saturday August 5, 2023, at the Mt. Auburn Cemetery on Mt. Auburn Street in Cambridge, MA.

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Saturday, August 5, 2023

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