Jeanne Long Foster, 1927 – 2017

WESTON, Vt. – Jeanne Long Foster passed serenely from this world on at her home in Weston, Vermont on March 15, 2017 in the presence of members of her extended family. She was predeceased by her husband Glenn. She is survived by sons; Andrew and Tom; daughter-in-laws Sherri and Jennifer; grandchildren Ethan, Ryan, Tyson, Mae, and Kirby and their significant others Kelly, Kate, Jessie, and Ben; great-grandchildren Alice, Winter, and Felix; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Jeanne was born on March 27, 1927 in Long Branch, New Jersey, the daughter of Thomas Hare Long and Marion Bacon Long. When she was 10 the family moved to South Londonderry, Vermont where they had a dairy farm on Melondy Hill.  She went to local elementary schools, Burr and Burton Seminary and received her teaching degree from Castleton Normal School.

She married Glenn in South Londonderry on June 19, 1948. She taught in elementary schools in Townsend, Weston, and Londonderry before retiring from teaching in 1977.

She and Glenn then ran a craft store in Weston for many years. They produced many of the items they sold themselves. In 1992 they closed the shop and retired for good. They spent many happy years together in the home they built on Lawrence Hill in Weston enjoying their golden retrievers and grandchildren.

After Glenn’s death she lived the house alone enjoying frequent visits from family and friends.  She enjoyed golf, snowshoeing, the Red Sox and most of all her knitting. She maintained remarkably good health until the last month of her life.

A memorial service will take place at the Old Parish Church in Weston on April 29 at 2 p.m. Burial will follow at the Maple Grove Cemetery in Weston. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Mountain Valley Heath Center, 38 Rt.11 Londonderry, VT 05148.

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