Lawrence D. Foster
1956 - 2021
McCarthy Funeral Homes
36 Bank Row
Greenfield, MA
Lawrence D. Foster

Montague Center, MA — Lawrence D. Foster passed away unexpectedly Sept 30, 2021 in Greenfield MA. Born March 12, 1956 in Montague, MA to Alice M. (Reardon) Foster and Nelson E. Foster, he graduated from the metal fabrication shop of Smith Vocational High School in Northampton in 1974. He won the varsity baseball batting title his senior year of high school and was voted Cadet Captain of the ROTC program.

He spent 50+ years welding and blacksmithing and was employed by the following but not limited to, Ralph's Blacksmithing and Metal Fabrication Shop, Thomas Drilling and Blasting, Lashway Lumber and he ran his own business "Minute Man Springs" and "Metals Plus" from his shop in Greenfield.

He loved hot rods, the television show "Survivor, ZZ Top, playing the guitar, banjo and fiddle and was an enormous fan of music in general. Above ALL, he loved showing his grandson Caleb the tricks of the blacksmithing trade and spending time with him. He is survived by his son James Foster and his wife Rebecca, and the apple of his eye - his grandson Caleb Foster. As well, he is survived by his loving siblings David Foster and Melisa Foster. He was predeceased by both parents, as well as a brother Alan Foster and sister Rosemary Starkey. "We love you and will miss you always Dad".

A celebration of life will be observed at a later date and time to be announced in The Recorder and via social media. Charitable donations are suggested In lieu of flowers, to the Caleb F. Foster College Fund, c/o James Foster, 252 Haydenville Rd., Leeds MA 01053 Appreciation is extended to the McCarthy Funeral Homes who we have been entrusted with the arrangements. Guest book and condolence message available at

Published by The Recorder on Oct. 7, 2021.
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A celebration of life for Lawrence Foster will be held in the basement of the Montague Church 4 North St, Montague, MA 01351 on Sunday October 24th from 1:30 PM until 4PM. Capacity indoors will be limited to 50 people and due to Covid masks are required indoors when not seated. Refreshments will be offered. -James Foster.
James Foster
October 14, 2021
To the Foster family very sorry for your loss of Larry Tim Golembeski and family
timothy golembeski
October 10, 2021
I am so sorry and surprised by this! I had been a friend of his brother Al and met Larry at the time of Al's passing. Larry and I became friends and I had just stopped to talk with Larry as he mowed his lawn not more than a month ago. My condolences.
Jim Singiser
October 7, 2021
So sorry to hear of your father´s death. May your memories of him console you at this difficult time. You look a lot like him Jamie.
Kathy Whitten
October 6, 2021
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