Raymond "Ray" S. Foster
Resident of Dracut
Veteran of the U. S. Army Reserves
DRACUT -- Raymond "Ray" S. Foster, a resident of Dracut, formerly of Lowell, died unexpectedly on January 5, 2013, in Lowell, aged 75 years.
He was born in Lowell, January 23, 1937, a son of the late Gordon H. and Blanche E. (Hebert) Foster. He received his early education in the Lowell School System and graduated with high honors from the Lowell Trade School with the Class of 1956. He received the "Golden Hammer" award, signifying his certification to build complete homes.
Ray enlisted in the U. S. Army Reserves in 1956, serving until his honorable discharge on March 31, 1963 as a Sergeant.
He worked as a mechanic for Manzi Dodge, the E. A. Wilson Company and the Wright Trucking company. Ray then became affiliated with the B & M Railroad for almost 20 years, retiring in 1992.
Ray was extremely handy and could build or fix just about anything. A talented tradesman, he helped many friends and family members complete home construction projects over the years. He was a generous person who will always be remembered for his big heart.
He is survived by four children, Diane F. Phillips of Chelmsford, Raymond S. Foster Jr. and his wife Lisa of Dracut, Robert Foster of Pepperell, and Darlene D. Foster of Lowell. Five grandchildren, James Robarge, Megan Phillips, Stephanie Foster, Melissa Foster and Caroline Foster. A sister, Diane Nicholas, and a brother, Stephen Foster, both of Tyngsboro. He was the brother of the late Pauline Nicholas and Eleanor Tremblay.
FOSTER -- In Lowell, January 5, 2013. Raymond S. Foster, of Dracut, aged 75 years. It being his wish, funeral services were private. Arrangements entrusted to MORSE-BAYLISS Funeral Home, 122 Princeton Blvd., Lowell. Funeral Directors, Frederick W. Healy and Walter F. Bayliss, Jr. To leave a message of condolence for the family please visit Ray's memorial page at www.morsebaylissfuneralhome.com.
Published in Lowell Sun on January 9, 2013