1928 – 2017
Quinebaug – Eleanor C. (Gentili) Foster, 89, formerly of Poulin Dr., died Tuesday afternoon, July 4, 2017, at Hartford Hospital. She was the loving wife of the late Arville D. Foster. Born in Cambridge, MA, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Edith (Menkello) Gentili.
Eleanor worked for many years as an inspector for American Optical. In her younger years she was employed at a publishing company in Dallas, TX where she use to reside.
Eleanor enjoyed traveling with her sister and brother in law Elaine and Bob, crocheting, and her pet schnauzer Sheena. Displaying her handy work at local craft fairs and sharing her crafts with her friends as gifts brought her much joy. She was a member and past president of the Putnam Senior Citizens.
Eleanor is survived by three sisters, Rose Angelo of Webster, MA, Maizie Gelineau of Wallingford, and Elaine Boulanger of Northborough, MA; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother Arthur Gentili, Jr.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Eleanor’s family from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Monday July 10, 2017, in the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam followed by a prayer service in the funeral home at 11:30 a.m. Burial to follow in St. Joseph Garden of Peace Cemetery, Webster, MA.
Memorial donations in Eleanor’s memory may be made to St. Jude Childrens Hospital, Tribute Program, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or the Humane Society, 2100 L Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20037. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.