Somerville Remembering Michael R. Foster

Our sincere condolences, thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Michael R. Foster on his passing.

Michael R. Foster was a wonderful man who had many friends in and around Somerville and especially here at the Somerville/Medford News Weekly.

Michael R. Foster will be sadly missed here in Somerville.


Michael R. Foster- 66, Of Somerville passed away peacefully on December 9, 2020. Michael attended several Boston Public Schools, before moving to Somerville, where he attended St. Catherine’s School prior to graduating from Somerville High School in 1972. He went on to attend Fitchburg State College and graduated from Boston State College. Spent many years working in the motorcycle and automobile industry. A longstanding member of the New England Truck Association, including serving on their Board of Directors. He was an active member in the community, co-founding and coaching the Somerville boy’s youth basketball program, Tradition and coaching numerous girl’s Somerville Pride and Bay State Demons basketball teams. He also co-founded the Alex Foster Foundation, in part hosting a monthly grief support group with GRASP.
Loving husband for 39 years to Maureen (Houghton) Foster. Son of the late Louise McGrath and Gerald Foster. Devoted father to Megan Costa, and her husband Jason of Somerville, Diana Young, and her husband Matt of Woburn, Emily Jean-Louis and her husband Claudel of Everett, and the late Alexander Foster. Bonus father to Stanley Etienne and Peter Bien-Aime, both of Somerville. Greatest Pa in the world to Arianna Costa and Michael Young. Dear brother of Gary Foster and his wife Maureen of Reading, Susan Foster and her husband Mick Godding of Kittery, ME, John Foster and his wife Michelle Sceppa of Boston and Gerald Foster. Brother in-law of Sheila Tracy and her husband Paul , Kathleen, Brenda, Mary and Charles Houghton, all of Somerville and the late Rita Houghton, Eileen Phillips, and her surviving husband, Michael. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, dear friends, colleagues, and extended family members.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend Calling Hours at the George L. Doherty Funeral Home, 855 Broadway (Powder House Sq) Somerville, Sunday 2-5pm. Interment will be private.
Due to the pandemic a memorial celebration will be scheduled at a later date.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Michaels memory to CASPAR.
Due to Covid 19 restrictions, interior capacity of the funeral home is limited to 25 people inside at any given time. We respectfully ask you to please pay your respects and then exit to allow others to do the same. Face masks and social distancing protocols are required for all services

One thought on “Somerville Remembering Michael R. Foster”

  1. Mike was a true gentleman and a source of compassion and support for those of us who lost loved ones to addiction. May he rest In peace.

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