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Welcome to the memorial page for

Arthur Atwood Foster, Sr.

October 17, 1940 ~ April 30, 2017 (age 76)

Arthur A. Foster, Sr. of Marlborough, passed away peacefully at his home Sunday, April 30, 2017 at the age of 76.  Art (also known as “Whitey” or “G-PA”) was born in Newton, MA October 17, 1940 to the late Leslie & Priscilla (Kendrick) Foster.  He grew up in Cornish, NH and later lived in Claremont, NH.  He then moved to Colchester and settled in Marlborough for the last 37 years.  Art joined the United States Navy in 1958 and served until 1961.  One of his proudest moments was transporting the 1st astronaut after his return from orbit.  He was very proud to be an American and all that it stands for.  Art is survived by his children, Arthur Foster, Jr & his wife, Karen of Salem, Trevor Foster & his wife Lisa, of Lebanon, and Janet (Foster) Lawley of Colchester; their mother, Ginger Boughton and her husband, Ernie of Colchester; 11 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; his brother, Donald Foster & his wife, Debbie of Claremont, NH; his sister, Adele Bohannon & husband Glenn of Contoocook, NH; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members and countless friends.  He retired from Pratt & Whitney in 2006 after 40 years - 20+ of those years with perfect attendance.  Art enjoyed working on jet engines and took pride in everything he did.  For those who knew him well, they knew his ultimate passion was car racing.  He loved racing with all of his being. Whether he was driving the car, working beside his son while he drove, or just watching, he was the happiest when racing was involved.   He will be remembered for his love of racing, his crazy stories, his quick wit, a Dunkin' in hand, and countless hours of talking about it all.  The family will receive guests from 11 am to 1 pm Sunday (May 7th) at the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home, 167 Old Hartford Road, Colchester.  A Chapel Service celebrating his life will follow at 1 pm.  Burial will be private.  In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Shriner's Hospitals for Children - Boston, 2900 N. Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607 (to benefit the Burn Center) (https://www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/en/Donate)


Charitable donations may be made to:

Shriners Hospitals for Children - Boston
2900 N. Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607, Tampa FL 33607
Web: http://www.shrinershospitalforchildren.org



 Service Information

Visitation
Sunday
May 7, 2017

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Aurora McCarthy Funeral Home
Colchester, CT

Chapel Service
Sunday
May 7, 2017

1:00 PM
Aurora McCarthy Funeral Home
Colchester, CT


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