Edward C. Foster Jr.

Date of Passing:

March 17, 2021

Foster, Edward C. Jr., 92, formerly of Riverside, died peacefully on March 17, 2021. He was the beloved husband of the late Joyce (Possner) Foster.

Born in Providence, the son of the late Edward C. and Margaret (Mello) Foster. Ed was a life-long resident of East Providence. He wintered in Vero Beach, FL, and spent summers in Lincolnville Center, ME.

Ed was a graduate of East Providence High School. He was a member of the East Providence Police Department and worked for Narragansett Electric Company, retiring in 1984.

Ed was a charter member of St. James Lutheran Church in Barrington, RI and a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Vero Beach, FL where he was a “Gardening Angel.” He was a life member of St. Andrew’s Lodge #39. Ed was also a member of the Fraternal Order of Police and the Blue Knights #1 of RI.

He is survived by two daughters, Kristen Candon (William) of Riverside, RI and Kimberly O’Donnell (William) of Westport, MA. Four grandchildren, SSG. Bennett O’Donnell (Libby), Carlin O’Donnell, Scott Candon (Kristen), Emily Morris (Nathan), and five great grandchildren.

Due to Covid restrictions a private funeral will be held on Monday, March 22, 11:00 AM at St. James Lutheran Church, Barrington, RI. Service will be live streamed. For information contact [email protected]. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his name to Hattie Ide Chaffee Home, 200 Wampanoag Trail, East Providence, RI 02915 or Hope Health of RI, 1085 North Main St, Providence, RI 02904.

Online Condolences


  1. Kim and Family,

    So sorry for the loss of your Dad. My father loved working with your Dad at Narragansett Electric. Sending you all light and love.

    Patricia Baker Holland

  2. I found myself thinking about Ed recently. I worked with him on the East Providence Police Department and was a member of St. Andrews Lodge with him. I rode with him on numerous occasions and always had a lot of respect for him. May he rest in peace.

  3. Kim & Chris, So sorry for your loss. May memories help you find peace.

  4. Always looked forward to being welcomed back to the Pond every summer by your Dad. He and your mother were wonderful friends and neighbors. Will miss his presence as we did your mom’s with her morning swims. Time passes much faster than we want it to. Condolences to all of you.

  5. Our thoughts and prayers are with and your family in this difficult time.

  6. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this difficult time. Sending you my love.

  7. Sending you all love at this time.

  8. We are so sorry to hear about Edward’s passing. There was no question that he was a very special person to all who met him. I loved speaking with him at Emily and Nathan’s wedding. He has a very special spirit. He created such an incredible family. Love to you all. We are praying for you. Xo

  9. Dear Kristen, Kim and your families,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I remember both your parents from St. James Church, many years ago. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Joyce Caruolo

  10. Kim and Bill I remember running into the two of you in the Camden grocery store a few summers ago. We were so surprised to see each other. That was the beginning of spending time with all of you in Me. I had a good time spending time at the lake with your dad, you and Bill and one summer with Bennett and his family. I was alone and it meant so much to have a “family” around. I thank Ed and all of you for a lot of happy memories. Love B

  11. We will miss that friendly smile, love to all who shared in his wonderful life.

    Love Page and Mark

  12. Thinking of you all during this sad time. Sending love and prayers to all.

  13. I am so sorry for your loss. Eddie was a good friend of my father, Malcom Rochford. I was able to get to know him when I took Eddie and his friends from school to Briggs Beach a couple of years ago. He was a really sweet man. I know the remaining friends will miss him very much.

  14. Thinking of you all during these tough times. ❤️

  15. To the Foster Family, He was good to work with,May he R.I.P. & May God Bless

  16. So sorry for your loss, my prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  17. Dear Kris and family……I never knew your father personally, but spoke with him many times on the phone. He was always kind to me. I am sorry for your loss.

  18. Many happy memories of Ed and Joyce as neighbors in their Florida home. My late husband and I spent many hours with them eating and drinking and just enjoying each others’ company! I know that we will meet again!

  19. Thinking of you at this sad time…Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  20. Loved your father and still see him smiling while sitting on the granite wall in the town of North Haven, Maine, eating an ice cream cone… before he went to explore second (or 3rd!)!hand cars. He was a delight. Thinking of you all. With love,

  21. Sending love to you all.

  22. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Pam, Charlie

  23. Thinking of you in your loss and sending love and hugs to all.

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