Catherine M. "Katie" Foster

catherine foster

August 14, 1997 ~ December 12, 2021

Born in: New Haven, CT
Resided in: Hamden, CT

Catherine Mary Foster, of Hamden, passed away peacefully of natural causes at her home on December 12, 2021. She was born in New Haven on August 14, 1997 to Mary Nolan Foster and the late Raymond Foster, Jr. Katie is survived by her adoring mother and beloved brother, Robert Nolan Foster, with whom she resided. In addition, she leaves her loving aunts and uncles, Shirley Nolan & Mak McKernan, Paul Montano & Beth Collins, John & Cathy Nolan, Michael & Judy Nolan, Betty & George Wooster, and Peggy & Bill O’Connor; her many cousins, Jane (Danny) Tu, Michele Montano, Rob Nolan, Justin (Danielle) Nolan, Megan Nolan, Donna Nolan (Jamie Debicella), Mike (Kristen) Nolan, George Wooster, Bill O’Connor, and Tim O’Connor; and her younger cousins, Dylan & Rachel Tu, Robbie Nolan, Quinn & Zoe Nolan, and Nolan Canney. An avid animal lover, she will be missed by her fur baby, Riley, and also by many cherished friends, especially Kim, Jenna and Connor.
We were blessed to have Katie in our lives for 24 years. It has been a pleasure to watch her blossom into an independent and caring young woman, fiercely loyal to family and friends and willing to work hard to reach her goals. Her light will not be extinguished, since her sparkle and her loving smile will remain etched on our broken hearts forever.
Katie was a 2015 graduate of Hamden High School and a 2019 graduate of Central Connecticut State University, honoring her late father Raymond and following in his footsteps. Katie was currently employed at Nolan’s Hamden Monument Co., her family’s business. In the year and a half she was working in the company office she showed compassion, professionalism, patience and kindness to all who entered. Her desire to help people came shining through in every customer contact. Her uncles will forever be grateful for the way she stepped into her role and proud of the way she represented their company.
Friends are invited to visit with Katie’s family on Saturday, December 18th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church at 12:00, followed by her interment in Centerville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Katie’s memory may be sent to the Dan Cosgrove Animal Shelter, Town of Branford, 11 Cherry Hill Rd. Branford, CT 06405. Please include Katie Foster in the memo of the check. For donations online, go to and click donate.


Visitation: December 18, 2021 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Beecher & Bennett Funeral Service - Hamden
2300 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518


Mass of Christian Burial: December 18, 2021 12:00 pm

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church
2819 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518


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  1. To the Nolans, O’Connor and Foster families …

    I am praying for all of you, such a sadness to lose your daughter, sibling, niece, cousin and friend. From her short life, I hope that your wonderful memories with her will be a comfort and cushion to you.

  2. We were so terribly sad to hear of Katie’s passing. Please know that we have all of her family and relatives in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. I’m was so sad really hear of Katie’s passing. My family had known the Nolan, O’Connor, and Foster family for a very long time and they all truly all the kindest people. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you. I still remember when Katie started kindergarten and Mary called me up and asked if I would walk her to her classroom being that we were on the same bus. She was so shy, but I assured her that she shouldn’t be scared and that she would have so much fun. She was so kind and truly sweet. Rest In Peace Katie.

  4. John and Cathy Nolan are freinds and John is a fellow Rotarian; and we are sincerely sorry for this great loss to all the extended family. Lee and I pray for good memories to sustain your families.

  5. My deepest condolence and sympathy to Mary and Bobby and all the Nolan extended family, I was filled with sadness when Rob shared the terrible news Sunday morning. Such a shock. My heart goes out to all who knew Katie.
    All love,


    Las Vegas

  6. I don’t know how I came across Katie’s obituary, but am so sad for the family and what a beautiful, beautiful girl. While I don’t know you I could not help but cry feeling the magnitude of your pain over the loss of your young daughter. May the grace of God be with you in this most unimaginable, difficult time and know that even strangers who somehow come across this, are deeply saddened over your loss.

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