Donald L Foster Sr., 77, of 79 Strand Rd. in Claremont, NH, passed peacefully with his wife by his side on the morning of October 17th , 2020, at Pine Rock Manor in Warner, NH. Don was born on January 25th , 1943 in Boston, MA. He was the son of the late Leslie and Priscilla (Kendrick) Foster.
Don grew up in Weston, VT, until 1954, then moved to the “King Elm Farm” in Cornish, NH, until 1961. He then moved to Claremont, NH, where he remained for the rest of his life. He was a Stevens High School graduate of the Class of ‘61. He was predeceased by his parents and brother, Arthur Foster Sr.
He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Debra (Fortin) Foster, along with his first wife, Rose Marie Pascarelli, and his most cherished possessions – his children: Donald Foster, Jr., & his wife, Angela, of New London, NH; Jennifer Tetrault of Claremont; Michael Foster & his wife, Kristie, of Quechee VT, Alyssa Caggiano & her husband, Matthew, of Otisfield ME, and Joshua Foster & his wife, Hillary, of Newbury, NH.
Don was especially proud of his grandchildren & great-grandchildren, Jamie DeRosa & her husband, Kevin; Cameron Hartwell, Leah Stone & her husband, Taylor; Emily Foster, Ryan Caggiano, Kayleigh Foster, Olivia Caggiano, Graycee Foster, Isabella Foster, Caleb Foster, Noah Foster, Vaida DeRosa and Harvey Donald DeRosa.
He is also survived by his sister Adele Bohannon & her husband Glenn of Contoocook, NH, and several nieces, nephews, extended family members, and friends.
Don worked for 33 years with the Eagle Times in Claremont as their Pressroom foreman, three years at the Upper Valley Press in Bradford, VT, and retired following employment at Newmont Vending in Claremont.
Don was a youthful soul; he was always looking for adventure and hunting for treasures. He had many passions, whether it was running, golfing, metal detecting in the islands with his buddies from Streeter’s Treasure Hunting in Marlborough, NH, skydiving with his grandson Cameron Hartwell, deer hunting with his sons, Catching SCCA races that his brother Art and nephew Art Jr. were racing in, four-wheeling in the Cathole, snowmobiling on the trails around Corbin Park, Wednesday night poker games, horse shoes, taking care of his animals, recycling newspaper, cardboard and aluminum cans, digging in old cellar holes for bottles, fascination with photography, cribbage, pancake Sundays, plus many more. He was always willing to help anyone in need. He had an incredible knack for quick wit and sarcasm some of which wore off on his children and grandchildren.
Don’s wishes were to have no funeral as it was not his nature to want anyone to focus on him during this time and rather remember times of happiness spent with him. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Lewy Body Dementia Association 912 Killian Hill Rd S.W. Lilburn, GA 30047.
The Stringer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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