Allan L. Foster

Allan L. Foster, 74, long­time resident of Mason, NH died on January 13, 2016, at his home, after a lengthy battle with a rare leukemia.

He was born in Nashua, NH on January 23, 1941, a son of Ar­nold and Mildred (Frye) Foster of Wilton, NH. He was predeceased by a brother, Phil­ip Foster.

Allan made his home in Mason for the past 53 years. He enjoyed racing and cruising sailboats along the East Coast and Ber­muda for many years. He harbored his boat in New Castle and was a member of Wentworth by the Sea Marina. Allan loved na­ture, the acreage he dili­gently cleared with the equipment he acquired, and observing the wildlife that surrounded his home. Allan was interested in people, loved conversa­tion, and had an uncanny ability to make friends out of strangers. Allan delight­ed in helping neighbors, friends and strangers, whether someone needed their driveway plowed, ex­pertly removing their sail­boat from the rocks with­out damage after a storm, or pulling someone out of a snow bank.

Allan was vice president of Williams & Hussey Ma­chine Company until he retired, finding a second career selling real estate.

His greatest love was for his family. Family mem­bers include his wife, with whom he would have cele­brated their 56th wedding anniversary on March 5th, Marsha L. (Williams) Fos­ter of Mason, NH; a son, Keith Foster and his wife, Susan of Manchester, NH; a daughter, Kim­berly Stapel of Milford, NH; five grandchildren, Keiley, Allyssa, Tegan, Trek and Oran; two great grandchildren, Trent and Trey Allan; two brothers-in-law, Matthew Yakovakis of Amherst, NH and Rodney Williams and his wife Dale of Stoddard, NH; a sister in-law, Sigrid Williams of Francestown, NH, and Linda Gaffney of Keene, NH; several nieces and nephews.

Memorial visiting hours are on Thursday, Janu­ary 21st from 4:00-7:00 pm in the Smith & Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm Street, Milford. A memori­al service will be held on Friday at 10:00 am in the Second Congregational Church of Wilton, 25 Gregg Street, Wilton, NH. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Boys & Girls Club of Souhegan Valley, 56 Mont Vernon Street, P.O. Box 916, Milford, NH 03055.

Arrangements are in the care of Smith & Heald Fu­neral Home, Milford. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please go to www.smith-heald.com.