LACONIA — Adele Myrtle (Croes) Foster, 95, of 21 Lyford Street and formerly of Freehold, N.J., died at the Lakes Region General Hospital on Friday, September 27, 2013.
Mrs. Foster was born June 12, 1918 in Keyport, New Jersey to Frederick and Florence (Kelsey) Croes and was a longtime resident of New Jersey. She grew up spending summers at Lake Shore Park in Gilford. On April 18, 1941, she married Kenneth Earl Foster, Sr. She was a physical education and health teacher for many years at Freehold Regional High School, retiring in 1978. After retirement, Mrs. Foster and her husband moved to Gilford and built their dream home on the mountain and spent time just enjoying the views of Winnipesaukee. She loved hosting huge parties for family and friends and enjoyed long drives in the mountains and along the ocean. She enjoyed painting, sewing and bird watching.
Mrs. Foster was a member of the Mary Butler Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Survivors include three sons, Kenneth E. Foster, Jr. and his wife, Kari, of North Palm Beach, Florida and his children: Scott Foster, Jeffrey Foster, Kerrie Archer and Brett Foster and their mother, Norma P. Foster, Frederick E. Foster and his wife, Julianne of Laconia and their children: Jason Foster and Jaime Foster and Bruce K. Foster and his wife, Barbara, of Laconia and his children: Justine Foster and Kyle Foster: seven great grandchildren and two nieces, Gwen Bennett and her husband, Cal, of Texas and Floanne Garrett and her husband, Tom, of Tennessee. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Foster was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth E. Foster, in 2003.
Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H.
A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at 11 a.m. also at the Funeral Home.
Burial will follow in the family lot in Bayside Cemetery.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.