Betty L. (Froberg) Foster

August 11, 2008

BETTY L. (FROBERG) FOSTER – of Woburn, unexpectedly, August 11th. Beloved wife of Harold B. Foster. Devoted mother of Cynthia A. Shaughnessy and her husband Brian and Bruce D. Foster and his fiancée Laurian Flanagan, all of Woburn. Dear sister of Jeanne Smith and her husband Edward of Woburn and the late Victor and Herbert Froberg. Loving grandmother of Katelyn Chalmers and her husband James of ME and Brian Shaughnessy of Woburn. Lovingly survived by her many nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held in the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 60 Forest Park Road, Woburn, on Friday, August 15th at 12 Noon. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Interment will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, 100 Salem Street, Woburn. There are no calling hours. Donations may be made in Betty’s memory to the charity of one’s choice. Arrangements are under the direction of the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn.

OBITUARY:

Betty L. (Froberg) Foster, a lifelong resident of Woburn, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, August 11th, at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center. The beloved wife of Harold B. Foster, she was eighty years of age.

Born, raised and educated in Woburn, Betty graduated with honors from Woburn High School in 1946. While at Woburn High, she was employed as a secretary at Johnson and Johnson Law Office in Woburn. She continued to work for the firm until she took a leave to raise her children. She was married in 1954 to her loving husband, Harold Foster, and they made their home in East Woburn. Betty was a terrific homemaker and mother, the true matriarch of the family. Extremely proud of her Swedish heritage, she prepared classic Swedish smorgasbord feasts during the holidays and made Christmas time especially memorable. She passed along her treasured recipes to her daughter and later her granddaughter. Her devotion to her family was constant, as was her devotion to her church. Betty was a lifelong member of the Lutheran Church and very active in their social activities. She was a kind and thoughtful woman who had a positive outlook on life and an easy going nature. Betty was truly nice to everyone she met and also had a soft spot in her heart for animals, which she loved dearly.

After Betty’s children were grown, she returned to Johnson and Johnson as a legal secretary where she continued to work until Attorney Kendall Johnson’s death in the mid 1980’s.

Betty was predeceased by her brothers, Victor and Herbert Froberg.

She is lovingly survived by her husband, Harold B. Foster, to whom she was devoted for fifty-four years, her children Cynthia A. Shaughnessy and her husband Brian and Bruce D. Foster and his fiancée Laurian Flanagan all of Woburn, her sister, Jeanne Smith and her husband Edward of Woburn and her grandchildren, Katelyn Chalmers and her husband James of ME and Brian Shaughnessy of Woburn. Also survived by her many nieces and nephews.

elatives and friends are kindly invited to attend a Funeral Service in the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 60 Forest Park Road, Woburn, on Friday, August 15th at 12 Noon. Interment will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.

Donations may be made in Betty’s memory to the charity of one’s choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn.

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  1. Cindy,
    I was sorry to hear about your mother. I know how much your family means to you.
    My deepest reagards…

    Tommy Bardascino

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