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Foster A. Stone
Foster A. Stone, 86, of Gardner, died peacefully Thursday, November 18, 2021, in Wachusett Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Gardner, after an illness.
Born in Baldwinville on June 7, 1935, he was the son of the late Stanley and Irene (Reed) Stone. Foster was a Sander employed by the Heywood-Wakefield Co. of Gardner for several years.
Foster was a congregant of the Chestnut Street Methodist Church of Gardner. He was a social individual who loved talking with everybody, always having a smile on his face. Foster loved listening to music of all sorts and going for rides. His greatest enjoyment in life was spent with his family and friends, especially his grandchildren.
Foster is survived by his two daughters, Kathy Palmieri and her husband Scott of Gardner, and Karen Arseneau and her husband Mario of Gardner; a stepdaughter, Patty Ray and her husband Richard of Athol; four grandchildren, Matthew Arseneau, Angela Hill and her husband Erik, Jennifer King and her husband Chad and Katie Palmieri; three great-grandchildren, Charlotte and Madison King and Silas Hill; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was predeceased by his wife of 64-years, Grace P. (Cross) Stone, who died in 2008; a daughter, Debbie Stone; three brothers, Richard, Leonard, and Walter Stone; two sisters, Barbara Mason and Violet Robinson; and a stepson, Charles Wesockes.
Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, November 24, 2021, at 11:30 a.m. in the Boucher Funeral Home, Inc. 110 Nichols Street, Gardner, MA. Burial at Silver Lake Cemetery, Silver Lake Street, Athol, MA, will be held at a later date.
Calling Hours will be held Wednesday, November 24, 2021, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the funeral home.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Wachusett Rehabilitation and Nursing Center Activity Fund, 32 Hospital Hill Road, Gardner, MA 01440, or the American Cancer Society, Gardner Relay for Life, 43 Nagog Park, Suite 110, Acton, MA 01720. Please reference in memory of Foster A. Stone.
We only got to know Mr. Stone for a short time, but he was a sweet and funny man, and we were so sad to hear of his passing. On behalf of the entire Roy Family, we send our love and prayers to all of Foster's family and friends.
Terry Mason & family Nov 23 2021 8:37 AM
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. My husband Erik, adored your father. They have many memories over these past few years. All of our love,
Erik &Tanya Seppa
Tanya Seppa Nov 22 2021 7:33 PM
I am so sorry for your loss. He was an amazing man an I loves spending time with him. He will be missed but his memory will live on.
Laura Grenier Nov 20 2021 8:50 AM
Karen and Kathy so sorry for your loss. Our though and prayers are with you and your families.
He was such a kind person. Remembering all the good times in Drum Corp and marching in parades. Your mom and dad were always helping us kids out and making sure we were behaving.
Maggie (Lore) Nofziger Nov 20 2021 8:30 AM
I am so very glad that I met this man. His smile and gentle voice touched me.
I will always remember him as " The mayor" . He was blessed and will be missed. My sincere condolences to his entire family.
Connie Pelletier Nov 20 2021 8:18 AM
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Jennifer King Nov 20 2021 7:09 AM
Karen , Kathy & family
So sorry for your loss. He will be missed.
Ann deVillafane Nov 20 2021 12:12 AM
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Kelly LeBlanc Nov 19 2021 8:14 PM
Karen & Mario- So sorry for your lost. Out thoughts & prayers are with you both in this difficult time. Giselle & Glenn
Giselle Leger Nov 19 2021 6:54 PM
Karen and Mario, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers for you and your family.
Karen M Nov 19 2021 6:23 PM