Robert L. Foster

01/26/1950 - 07/28/2023


Obituary For Robert L. Foster

Robert L. (Bobo) Foster Jr., 73, of Hanover, formerly of Weymouth and Walpole N.H passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on July 28th, 2023. Born on January 26, 1950, he was the son of the late Robert and Lucy (Lavoie) Foster of Hanover.

He attended both Weymouth and Hanover schools. He was in the Hanover graduating class of 1967. After High School he spent several years traveling Europe and enjoying life. He then settled into a career with the United States Postal Service. He worked at Kendall Square and Porter Square post offices in Cambridge and retired from Nashua N.H.

He was a wonderful son, brother, uncle and friend. He loved New Hampshire and enjoyed hiking and camping in the White Mountains with his brother Paul. In his younger years he enjoyed surfing down the cape with his High School friends. That led to a love of being by the water in his later years. He also loved practicing Aikido at the New England Aikikai Dojo in Cambridge. He leaves behind many special friendships he formed there. He was a book collector and an avid reader which led him to be full of knowledge and wisdom.

He leaves behind his sister Jeanne (Foster) and her late husband Thomas Barron Jr. of Hanson. He was the brother of the late Paul Foster of Hanover. In addition to his sister, he leaves behind 3 nephews, all of which he had a special bond with. Tyler Barron of Hanson, Patrick and his wife Kristina Barron of Raynham, and Zachery Barron of Hanson. He was a special great-uncle to Kinsley and Preston Barron of Raynham.

He loved spending time with his family and friends. He was a very kind, caring, loving, generous man, truly one of a kind. We will all miss him so much, however he left us with many great memories to cherish.

All services were private, followed by cremation.

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  • 08/20/2023

    Bob Foster was the nicest guy. He was very thoughtful, righteous and compassionate. He was also a real martial artist, mentally and physically. He loved to read books and listen to music. He had a great memory and a quick mind so having a conversation with him was such a treasure for me. I hope he is at peace now and that we will meet again in the next life.

  • 08/18/2023

    My second cousin Bobby was the kindest, most generous and caring person. I met him for the first time when my family from Sweden visited our American family (my grandpa's siblings) when I was 11 years old. I remember how Bobby, Jennie and Paul made us feel so welcome. I met him again 10 years later when I was going to college in the US as an international student. Bobby spent a whole day with me showing me around Boston, taking me to Harvard and all his favorite bookstores. He insisted on buying me souvenirs, sweatshirts, paid for all our meals and anything else he thought I might want. He insisted on gifting me a rare edition of a Goethe book because he knew I was studying literature (I still have it). I remember being in awe of his generosity and boundless kindness. Not just with gifts but with his time, his smiles, his friendship. My wife and I met him again (along with Jennie and Paul, thank god) in 2015 when we had a business trip to Boston. We drove out to Hanover and spent the whole afternoon and evening chatting, reminiscing about our old aunts, uncles and Swedish family. He had stocked up on all kinds of drinks, ordered way too many pizzas (so we could try them all) and gifted us his warm laughter and joy over and over again. Bobby, you were a very special person, a really wonderful human being. In my last 20 years living on Canada's Westcoast, I often wished we lived closer so we could have met more than just three times in a lifetime. In the end, that was plenty. Your kindness shone through our phone conversations, your many many birthday cards and well-wishes over the years. You will be so missed. Rest now. You are at peace. -- Håkan

  • 08/15/2023

    I knew Bob from NE Aikikai. He was extraordinarily gentle for such a big, strong person. I always enjoyed the time I spent with him and thank him for teaching me how to breakfall long ago at a noon practice. It is sad to think he is no longer with us in body but his spirit lives on in all the people he touched, many more than any of us know. A beautiful man, inside and out.

  • 08/10/2023

    Bob was a one-of-a-kind type guy with a great sense of humor and endless optimism. Susan, Lulu, and I will miss him dearly. Our sincerest condolences to you, Jeanne, and to his nephews: Tyler, Patrick, and Zachery. May he rest in peace.

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