Elaine E. Foster

Oct 02, 2017
Elaine Foster

Rockland — Elaine E. Foster, 91, died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, at Windward Gardens in Camden, following a long illness.

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., June 10, 1926, she was the daughter of Walter and Emma Kline Ruebeck. She was a graduate of parochial schools in Brooklyn. Prior to her marriage to Edgar C. Foster on April 23, 1950, she worked as a legal secretary on Wall Street.

Following their marriage, the Fosters returned to Rockland, where they resided most of their married lives on Maverick Street.

She enjoyed crossword puzzles, embroidery and gardening.

Other than her parents, Elaine was predeceased by her husband in 2007. She is survived by her children, Barbara Lamb and her husband, John, of Warren, Stephen Foster and his wife, Wendy, of Readfield, Helen Foster and her fiancé, Stephen Little, of Warren, Walter Foster and his wife, Deborah, of Castine; a sister, Joan Ruebeck, of Providence, Rhode Island; seven grandchildren, Justin, Amy, Aaron, Matthew, Jessica, Eric and Hannah; 11 great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, at West Rockport Cemetery, Park Street. Father Hyacinth Ndifon Fornkwa will officiate. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Pope Memorial Humane Society of Knox County, P.O. Box 1294, Rockland, ME 04841.

Arrangements are with Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, Rockland. To share a memory or story with the Foster family, visit their online Book of Memories at bchfh.com.

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