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BREWER - Barbara L. Foster, 81, died unexpectedly June 7, 2016, at her home. She was born May 24, 1935, in Hampden, the daughter of Charles and Doris (Legasse) Nelson.

Barbara graduated from Brewer High School, class of 1953. She married Norman, her high school sweetheart, in 1954. The two lived together in Key West, Florida, where Norm was stationed in the United States Navy. They returned home to the Bangor area, where Barbara devoted herself to raising their two children. Barbara and Norm celebrated 62 years of marriage in April of this year.

Barbara and Norm were known for their "daytrips," and they enjoyed traveling to the coast, shopping around town, or driving together wherever the car would take them. Barbara's great joy in life was to witness the milestones of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, whom she loved dearly.

Barbara is survived by her husband; her son Terrance Foster and wife Katie; and her daughter Ann Szylvian and husband Frank. Barbara was an adoring "Grammy" to her four adult grandchildren Matthew, Sally, Pearl, and Chadwick. She was also blessed with five great grandchildren Joseph, James, William, Ezra, and Everett. She was predeceased by her parents and a very special aunt and uncle Mary and George Legasse.

Family and friends are invited to call 6-8pm Sunday, June 12, 2016 at the Brewer Chapel of Brookings-Smith, 55 So. Main St., Brewer, where a memorial service will be held 11am Monday, June 13, with Deacon Mike Whalen officiating. The family invites relatives and friends to share conversation and refreshments at the Family Reception Rooms of the Brewer Chapel of Brookings-Smith immediately after the service. Interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery, Bangor. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www. BrookingsSmith.com
Published on  June 9, 2016
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