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Eileen C. Forster 1928-2020

Eileen C. Forster (Deveaux) beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend passed away peacefully with her family by her side on January 5, 2020. Eileen was born in Manhattan New York and lived in Maspeth NY, Gilbertville MA, Long Island City NY, Hollis Queens NY, and Apponaug RI before settling in Waltham MA for her high school years.


After high school Eileen worked for New England Telephone and played in the company basketball league. Weekends would find her and her friends off on grand adventures, where on one of them she met her future husband Edward (Buddy). Together they spent many hectic and happy years raising their six children in Waltham before retiring to Cape Cod (Centerville, MA) and then Old Saybrook CT. For many years she was a member of St. Mary’s Parish in Waltham, where she also worked part-time.


Eileen was a loving, devoted mother and a source of compassionate wisdom for her family and friends. She will be greatly missed.


Eileen is predeceased by her husband of 57 years Edward (Buddy) Forster and her brother George Deveaux. She leaves behind her children Mary Ellen Forster and her partner Joseph Mackey of Old Saybrook, CT; Jackie Forster and her partner Bob Galardi of Nahant, MA; John Forster and his wife Alexandra of Natick, MA; Kathleen Slimon and her husband Scot of Old Saybrook, CT; Suzanne Dee and her husband Michael of Hollis, NH; and Amy Krone and her husband Jim of Mansfield, MA. She is also survived by her beloved grandchildren Kelley and Jack Slimon, Jillian and Megan Krone, Molly and Charlie Dee, Ella and Adam Forster; her sister Helen Creonte, her brothers Raymond, Joseph and Donald Deveaux; and many nieces and nephews.


A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday January 11th at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Hope, 1581 Main Street, West Barnstable Massachusetts. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Special Olympics at https://give.specialolympics.org.



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