Eleanor F. (Wilkie) Foss

  • Born: January 30, 1944
  • Died: May 8, 2019
  • Location: Maynard, Massachusetts

Fowler-Kennedy Funeral Home

42 Concord Street
Maynard, MA 01754

Tel. (978) 897-7343

Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother and Sister

Eleanor F. (Wilkie) Foss, age 75 of Maynard, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. She was the loving wife of Donald A. Foss Sr. Eleanor is now reunited with her beloved daughter Tammy Ann Blanchette.

Born in Concord, Vermont on January 30, 1944, she was the daughter of the late Joseph E. and Viola M. (Page) Wilkie. Eleanor was raised and educated in West Newton. Eleanor and Don met when they were teenagers and married on September 2, 1959. The couple would have celebrated their sixtieth wedding anniversary in September.

Eleanor worked for the Digital Equipment Corporation for many years as a Test Technician.

Family was most important to Eleanor. She cherished the time spent with her grandchildren doing art work and playing games. Eleanor loved to travel, especially to Vermont to spend time with her extended family. She enjoyed camping in Wells, Maine. Eleanor also enjoyed cooking and just anything that involved having the family together.

She is survived by her husband Donald A. Foss Sr. of Maynard; her son, Donald A. Foss Jr. and wife Donna M. of Shirley, MA; her beloved grandchildren, Laura Feltman and husband Adam of Wendell, MA; Stephanie Blanchette and her fiancé Chris Shover of Orange, MA, Jennie Blanchette of Athol, MA; William J. Foss; her cherished great grandchildren, Calvin and Annabelle Feltman, Michael Shover, Tonya and Ronnie Suojanen, Nevaeh Morin; her siblings, Nelly Alexander of Maine, Virginia Wilkie of Maine, Viola Wilkie of Maine, Joanie Vincent and husband John of Hudson, MA. Eleanor was predeceased by her daughter Tammy Ann Blanchette.

Eleanor's Graveside Service will be celebrated on, Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. at Glenwood Cemetery, Maynard.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Eleanor's memory may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater New England Chapter 101A 1st Ave, Waltham, MA 02451


Condolence & Memory Journal

God bless you Auntie, RIP

Posted by Ethel Carrier - Bethpage, TN - Family   May 17, 2019

Ellie was not only a former neighbor, she was a dear friend and motherly figure to me. Always watching over me. Now she's watching over us with wings.

Posted by Kristin Trump - Leominster, MA - Family Friend   May 11, 2019

Ellie was not only a former neighbor..... She was a friend and motherly figure to me. Always watching over me. Now she will be watching over us all with wings.
My thoughts and prayers to the family. ❤

Posted by Kristin Trump - Leominster - Family Friend   May 11, 2019

You were a great aunt. Love and miss you Auntie Ellie!

Posted by Cheryl O'Leary - Ayer, MA - Family   May 11, 2019

My favorite childhood memory of my Aunt Ellie was the day she told me that I could help myself to fruit in a large bowl while she was saying goodbye to my mom. After hugging my mom she turned to find me standing by the door with my pockets stuffed with apples, pears, and bananas. She took great pleasure in sharing that story often.

Posted by Gilly Foss - Maynard, MA - Family   May 10, 2019


Love and miss you, Auntie. You were an amazing woman.

Posted by HOLLY SLAUGHTER - Newport, NH - Family   May 10, 2019

Ellie, we, at Julie's, will miss you. Rest in peace my friend

Posted by Barbara Rico - Maynard, MA - Family Friend   May 10, 2019

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