Erma Evelyn Foster

North Adams, Massachusetts

May 2, 1933 – Feb 27, 2019 (Age 85)


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Erma Evelyn "Sis" (Lescarbeau) Foster, 85 of North Adams, MA, formerly of Florida, MA died on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at her home. She was born in North Adams, MA on May 2, 1933 a daughter of Edward J. and Emaline Delia (Lord) Lescarbeau.

She attended schools in North Adams, including the former Notre Dame School. In her younger years, Sis worked at Star Diner, Wall-Streeter, and the Pizza House. She was last employed at Williamstown Commons Nursing Home. Sis was a very devoted mother.

She was a member of the Red Hat Society Club in North Adams and Florida, MA, and was also a member of the Florida Senior Center.

She was the widow of Nelson Joseph Foster Jr., whom she married on June 14, 1952 at Notre Dame Church. He died on January 7, 2002.

Survivors include daughters Linda Coolman and her husband Richard; Nancy Baer and her husband, Phillip; Barbara Wilson and Michael Goodson; and Leslie Thomasson and her husband, John; son Nelson J. Foster III and his wife Linda; thirteen grandchildren; seventeen great grandchildren; sisters Theresa Grieger; Bernadette Aubin; and Emaline Goddard; and brothers Leon, Norman, and Harold Lescarbeau. She was predeceased by her son Walter W. Foster who died on March 7, 2016; as well as her brothers Edward, Felix, Lawrence, Richard, David, Donald, Louis, Howard, and Henry Lescarbeau.

FUNERAL NOTICE: A funeral service to celebrate the life of Erma Foster will be held on Monday March 4, 2019 at the Flynn & Dagnoli Funeral Home, WEST CHAPELS, 521 West Main St. North Adams, Ma. at 7PM. Burial will take place in the spring in the family plot in Eastlawn Cemetery,Williamstown, MA. Calling Hours at the funeral home are Monday from 4-7 PM. Memorial donations are suggested for PopCares through the funeral home. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit

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To Sis's children, brothers, sisters and all the Lescarbeau family so very sorry for the loss of this great lady. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. R.I.P. Sis

Suzette and I send our sincere condolences to you all.... Will be missed for sure ...R I P Sis

i am sorry for the loss of you mom

I'm very sorry for the loss of this sweet woman. prayers for all who are missing her...

I'm sorry to hear of Sis passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Deepest sympathy to all who are feeling the loss of Aunt Sis so acutely. I pray that she is at peace and that warm memories will help ease the pain over time. Love, Cheryl