Dr. Anne B. Fosbre
1922 - 2014
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Dr. Anne B. Fosbre

AGE: 91 • Madison and Brick

Dr. Anne Butler Fosbre of Madison, and Bricktown, passed away suddenly on Saturda, Feb. 22, 2014. Anne was born in Roselle Park on Dec. 25, 1922 to Anne (Monahan) and Thomas Butler, both deceased. She attended Roselle Park High School and subsequently graduated from Union Junior College. She then attended the University of Illinois at Urbana, where she completed her undergraduate degree in accounting and finance in 1945. In 1975, she completed her MBA at New York University (NYU) Graduate School of Business. In 1984, Anne earned her PhD in business administration also from NYU.

Dr. Fosbre taught in New Jersey's public school system for 14 years before pursuing a career in higher education. She taught for Upsala College, Bloomfield College, County College of Morris, Pace University and Georgian Court University, where she worked until her death. In 2012, Georgian Court University honored Dr. Fosbre naming her the first distinguished Scholar of the University. In 2003, Dr. Fosbre was made a Dame of Malta of St. John Jerusalem.

In 2000, Governor Christie Whitman appointed Dr. Fosbre to a five-year term in the New Jersey State Board of Accountancy, where she served as Secretary. She also served as a member of the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy as a member of the Uniform CPA Examination Committee. Dr. Fosbre is noted for her publications in International Financial Reporting Standards. Dr. Fosbre's interests reached beyond education. She loved fashion and was an avid sewer and hat maker. She once remade a 50-year old maternity suit with a hat to match. She won first prize for her creation in the Asbury Park Easter Parade. When the second-place winner asked her where she got her outfit, Anne replied "From the attic."

Dr. Fosbre is predeceased by her husband, Vincent who passed away in 1997. Her survivors include her sons, Peter Fosbre of Bricktown, and Paul Fosbre, also of Bricktown; daughters, Leanne Fosbre of Chicago, Illinois, Laura Kelly and her husband Phillip Kelly of Cherry Hill. Anne is also survived by six grandchildren, Justin La Vigne and his wife Patrice of Denver, Colorado, Julie Hartings and her husband Russ of Chicago, IL, Jamie La Vigne and her partner Rachel Miller of Denver, Colorado, Genevieve Kelly, Alexa Kelly, Zachary Kelly, all of Cherry Hill; and her great-grandson, Everett Hartings of Chicago, IL.

Visiting will be from 2 to 4 p.m. & 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 at Burroughs, Kohr & Dangler Funeral Home, 106 Main St., Madison. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 at Church of Christ the King, Blue Mill Road, New Vernon. Interment to follow at New Vernon Cemetery, New Vernon. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Dr. Fosbre can be made to Georgian Court University Scholarship Fund. Envelopes will be provided by the funeral home.

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Published in Daily Record & Asbury Park Press on Feb. 26, 2014.
Funeral Mass
11:00 AM
New Vernon Cemetery
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February 20, 2019
It is five years already. I still mention Anne is my classes at Georgian Court. Anne students and colleagues are still benefitting from her style and wisdom. Her spirit lives on in them.
James Carroll
March 1, 2014
I was so sorry to hear the news. I had Dr. Fosbre for several graduate accounting classes almost 15 years ago and she had a great impact on my life. She was one of the greatest assets of Georgian Court.
Teri Collins
February 27, 2014
To the Fosbre Family,
Your Mom was a shining example of "a life well lived." I know that all of your wonderful memories and the Love will carry you through the days ahead. Please accept my deepest sympathy. Pam
Pam Nixon-Brillon
February 27, 2014
It was my great honor and privilege to work on so many small and large projects with Anne. Her impact can be seen in the NJ Accounting regulations and in the number of CPAs that became interesting in accounting because of Anne. I will miss terribly our Tuesday evening dinners at the campus of Georgian Court. We were more than friends and colleagues. We were “Accounting Buddies.”
James Carroll
February 27, 2014
So sorry for your loss! Dr. Fosbre was a great teacher and a great role model. She will be missed by all of her GCU family!!!!
Mary Pavoni
February 26, 2014
GCU lost a great professor. My deepest sympathy to your family.
Vanessa iampaglia
February 26, 2014
Sincere condolences to the Fosbre family on your great loss. May the family draw comfort, strength and peace in our loving GOD during this time of grief. We are so sad for your loss.
February 26, 2014
Rest In Peace, Dr. Fosbre.
Donna Ferguson '98, '06
February 26, 2014
Deepest condolences to the Fosbre family draw close to God and he will Draw close to you.
February 26, 2014
Georgian Court has lost a wonderful colleague, but we are all richer for having known her. Deepest sympathy to the Fosbre family.
Barbara Herbert
February 26, 2014
Truly the end of an era. What a great lady! God bless
Valerie and Clair Flinn
February 26, 2014
So sorry to hear of the loss of your
loved one. May the God of all comfort
be with you and your family. Sincere
sympathy to the Fosbre family.
February 25, 2014
To Anne Family, we send our deepest sympathy, we always admired her accomplishments. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Frank and Monique Hughes and family.
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