Eighth Generation


1682. Robert I. "Bob" Foster was born on 30 October 1948 in Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA. He died on 14 December 2005 at the age of 57 in Orland, Hancock County, Maine, USA. STONINGTON - Robert "Bob" Foster, 57, died unexpectedly Dec. 14, 2005 in Orland. He was born Oct. 30, 1948, in Woburn, Mass., son of Clarence and Thelma (Carter) Foster. Bob was a graduate of Woburn High School, Coyne Electrical School, Boston and Malden Business School's computer program, Malden, Mass. He held many jobs in his life. He worked on and around the sea for many years and was active with the Stonington Clam Conservation Committee. The changing regatta of beautiful and interesting ships he worked on at Billings Diesel and Marine fascinated him. Bob was the custodian in the Stonington "gym" building for the two years, all island seventh and eighth graders were schooled there. He enjoyed the kids and the challenge of keeping everything bolted, screwed or nailed together - even when he was sure the kids were bringing in tools to keep him on his toes. When the Island Nursing Home first opened its doors, Bob was there as a part of the maintenance/housekeeping department. For several years he operated a sports card shop, Foster's Bullpen, where lots of looking, buying, talking and trading went on. He worked as a carpenter with several local builders, as well as, the larger Cold Mountain Builders. Most recently he was the facilities supervisor at Parker Ridge Retirement Community in Blue Hill. While there, he became licensed to run a small water system. Bob was named in Who's Who Registry of Executives and Professionals in May, 2005. Bob was happiest when he was singing, playing, listening to and/or writing music. Over the past year he had written several songs with his friend and fellow band member, Glenn Dunham. He is survived by his wife, Patricia (Cummings); a son, Caleb and his fianc?e, Staphnie Gray; a daughter, Caitlin; a brother, Stephen Foster, all of Stonington; a sister, Ann (Foster) Pope and her husband, Jerry, of Dadeville, Ala.; several cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends. There will be no viewing. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Jan. 14, 2006, at Community of Christ Church, Burnt Cove. In the spring or early summer, when Bob's ashes are interred, there will be a rousing Celebration of Life party in his honor.
He was educated in Coyne Electrical School, Boston. Bob was cremated. He was buried spring 2006 in Oceanville Corner cemetery.

Robert I. "Bob" Foster and Patricia Cummings were married. Patricia Cummings, daughter of Joseph F. Cummings and Patricia L. Callanan, was born on 16 September 1953 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA. She died on 1 August 2007 at the age of 53 in Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, USA. She was buried in Oceanville Corner cemetery.

Robert I. "Bob" Foster-48696 and Patricia Cummings-62756 had the following children:

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Caleb Foster was born on 2 July 1983 in Blue Hill Hospital, Maine, USA. He died Died in automobile crash on 28 May 2011 at the age of 27 in Surry, Hancock County, Maine, USA. He was buried in Oceanville Corner cemetery.

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Caitlin Foster was born (date unknown).