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  • A memorial prayer service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, April 15.

    A memorial prayer service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, April 15.

Dawn Marie Foster, 79

April 9, 2016

A memorial prayer service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, April 15.

A memo­r­ial prayer ser­vice will be held at 11:30 a.m. Fri­day, April 15.

Dawn Marie Fos­ter, 79, of Rotonda West, Fla., passed away Sat­ur­day, April 9, 2016, after a brief illness.

Born Dec. 14, 1936, in John­son City, N.Y., to the late Dominick Gio­vanni and Sue Litchko, she was raised in Bing­ham­ton, N.Y. Her work­ing career was in bank­ing and sec­re­tar­ial office man­age­ment. She lived many years in Con­klin, N.Y., Pen­nel­lville, N.Y. and Byfield, Mass., prior to retir­ing to Florida.

Dawn and her late hus­band, Ed, enjoyed the Florida lifestyle for more than 25 years, going to the beach, boat­ing, relax­ing by their pool. She enjoyed bowl­ing for many years and was league sec­re­tary for sev­eral bowl­ing leagues. She also enjoyed play­ing cards and attend­ing church lun­cheons with her many friends.

Dawn was pre­de­ceased by her hus­band of 59 years, Edward F. Fos­ter, in Feb­ru­ary 2016.

Sur­vivors include a sister-in-law, Mary John­son of Hiawassee, Ga.; cousins in New York, New Hamp­shire and Por­tu­gal; and many nieces and nephews in New York, Florida and Geor­gia. She was dearly loved and will be missed by all of her family.

A memo­r­ial prayer ser­vice will be held at 11:30 a.m. Fri­day, April 15, at the Engle­wood Com­mu­nity Funeral Home with Pri­vate Cre­ma­tory, 3070 South McCall Road.

Memo­r­ial con­tri­bu­tions may be made to Tidewell Hos­pice, Inc., 5955 Rand Blvd., Sara­sota, FL 34238 in mem­ory of Dawn Foster.

You may share a mem­ory with the fam­ily at www.englewoodfh.com