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Robin (Robertta Conant) Foster

Robin (Robertta Conant) Foster passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by family on November 11, 2010.  She was the beloved wife of the late George A. Foster.

She was born on March 15, 1923 to Marion (Allen) and Ray L. Conant in So. Berwick, Maine.  She began school in Yarmouth, Maine, and then moved to Portland, Maine, where in due time she graduated from Deering High School, Class of 1940, on the day the French surrendered to Germany.  Prior to and after graduation she worked in the Casco Bank & Trust Co., Portland, Maine, in various capacities.  In 1944 she joined the United States W. R. Marine Corps and was stationed in Washington, DC, working as an auditor in the Paymaster Department.  When the war was over, she was discharged in 1946 and returned to employment with Casco Bank & Trust Company.  From 1947-1950 she attended the University of Maine, Orono, majoring in Business Administration.  In 1950 she transferred to Boston University and graduated with a BA in Economics.  In 1948 she was married to George A. Foster with whom she shared 58 years of marriage.  From 1951-1952 she was employed at the First National Bank of Boston in Boston.  In 1952 she and her husband moved to Ipswich, Massachusetts.  From 1979 to 1986 she and her husband lived in Elgin, Illinois where he was employed by Milk Specialties Co. Ipswich has been home since then.  Robin had an avid interest in sand and rock collecting with an unparalleled collection secured from around the globe. In addition she was a devoted lover of flowers, fashion design and knowledge.  She was a member of the Methodist Church Alter Guild for many years.  She was active in the Girl Scouts in the 1970s.  She was a participating member of the Town & Country Garden Club since itís formation in 1965 serving in many capacities.

She is survived by three sons, George A. Foster Jr. of Ipswich, Glenn A. Foster of Newbury and Robert C. Foster and wife, Laura Foster of Wayne, New Jersey, a daughter Holly Foster of Amesbury, Massachusetts and grandchildren Ashley and Adam Johnson, Andrew and Nasha Foster, Ian and Heather Foster and Ryann and Robert Jr. Foster, as well as a sister, Elaine Arsenault and special niece Jeanne A. of Springvale, Maine.

Visiting hours will be on Tuesday November 16, 4:00 to 8:00 pm in the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. A private funeral service with military honors will be held in the Cowles Memorial Cemetery, Ipswich next to her beloved husband George. For directions or to leave a condolence please visit             www.whittier-porter.com


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