MANCHESTER - Garrett Norman Foss, 27, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2013.
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He was born in Nashua to Barbara (Cushing) Walker and Austin L. Foss. Garrett was lovingly raised and spent the majority of his life in Milford with his mother and stepdad. He graduated in 2003 from Milford High School, moving then with his family to New Boston where he lived for several years, most recently residing in Manchester.
Garrett proudly served in the U.S. Navy from 2004 to 2012 during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Following his honorable discharge, he was employed by Comcast for the past five years. Garrett also worked alongside his stepdad at their family business, Elite Collision. Garrett loved driving his motorcycles and cars. He loved participating in the New Boston 4th of July parade, driving one of his family's antique tractors with his stepdad and grandpa, Mark Walker, for the past several years. Garrett was an avid skier and had a great appreciation of all types of music, particularly country music.
He was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Leonard S. and Anne E. (Crowson) Cushing; cousins Christopher T. Cushing and Liam Philbrick; and his beloved canine companion Joey.
Garrett's beautiful smile and infectious laughter will be greatly missed by his many close dear friends and by all who knew him.
Garrett is survived by his mother and stepdad, Barbara and Scott Walker, and his sister, Annelise Walker, all of New Boston; his father, Austin Foss and his wife Kimberly, and step-siblings, Chelsea, Curtis and Gracie, all of Temple, Maine; paternal grandmother, Isabelle Foss of Temple, Maine; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins from the large Cushing, Walker and Foss families.
services: Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 13, from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Smith & Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm St., Milford. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Thursday at 10 a.m. in St. Patrick Church, 34 Amherst St., Milford.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Ruff Road Rescue New England, honoring Garrett's love of dogs, especially his fondness for pit bulls. Arrangements are in the care of Smith & Heald Funeral Home, Milford. To share a memory or offer a condolence, visit www.smith-heald.com
Smith & Heald Funeral Home
63 Elm Street
Milford, NH 03055
Published in Union Leader on Feb. 12, 2013