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Shirley M. Foss

February 19, 1928 ~ July 9, 2018 (age 90)


Shirley Marie (Adams) Foss, 90, and a 67-year resident of Westborough, died on July 9th. Born and raised in Hopedale, MA, daughter of Florence and Carl Adams, she leaves her husband of 67 years, Donald R. Foss of The Highlands, Westborough, and her sister, Claire Larson.  Her oldest child, David J. Foss, predeceased her, and she leaves her children Brian E. Foss (Dennis Fruitt) of Stuart, FL, Elaine F. McCrabb (David) of Warrenton, VA, and Audrey C. Williamson (Richard) of Kennebunk, ME, as well grandchildren Robin Jonsson, Shannon Williamson, and was predeceased by Melissa Foss. She also leaves great-grandchildren Ronan and Arthur Jonsson, and her nieces and nephews.


Upon graduating from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, she moved to Westborough and married Donald Foss.  After raising her family, she was a fifth grade teacher in the Westborough Public Schools and after retiring, worked part-time in the Town Clerk’s office.  An active member of the Westborough Congregational Church and Women’s Club of Westborough, she loved traveling to England, Ireland, Bermuda and Florida, and enjoying time at the Foss’ log cabin in Vermont.


A graveside service will be held at Pine Grove Cemetery, South Street in Westborough on Thursday, July 12th at 11:00 A.M.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to the Baypath Humane Society of Hopkinton, 500 Legacy Farms North, Hopkinton, MA 01748


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