Raymond Foster, Jr., of Hamden, passed away unexpectedly at his home on December 27, 2010. He was born in Bridgeport on November 26, 1946 to the late Dorothy Foster. Raymond is survived by his loving wife Mary Nolan Foster and his five children, Robert, Catherine, David, Susan, and Brian Foster; nine sisters and brothers-in-law, Cathy and John Nolan, Judy and Michael Nolan, Betty and George Wooster, Peggy and Bill O'Connor and Shirley Nolan as well as six grandchildren, twelve nieces and nephews, four grandnieces and nephews, his mother-in-law Catherine Nolan and an aunt, Jane Nolan. Raymond was a graduate of Central Connecticut State University and was an active and loyal member of the Hamden Chamber of Commerce, a past member of the Hamden Rotary, and served our country in the United States Navy. Raymond was a certified public accountant for Donald L. Perlroth and Co. for 37 years. He was an avid New York Giants and UCONN Huskies fan. One of his greatest pleasures was to be able to take his children to numerous Giants games. Although Ray was a very private man, his gentle and kind soul enabled him to give generously to various charities over the years. Funeral from BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden, on Friday, December 31st at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church at 10 a.m. Interment with Military Honors to take place in Centerville Cemetery. Friends may also visit with the family on Thursday evening from 4 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers contributions in Ray's memory may be sent to the Hamden Chamber of Commerce, 2969 Whitney Ave. #301, Hamden, CT 06518.

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  1. Ray was a special person, always willing to share his knowledge and help others. He will be missed at all of our Hamden Chamber events. Condolences to his family.

  2. Ray was in our Hamden Chamber of Commerce leads group. I’m so sorry to hear about his passing. My condolences to your family. Sincerely, Gary

  3. Ray was such a kind person and often giving our Hamden Chamber leads group great advice. We will truly miss him and the Hamden Chamber will miss his dedication.

  4. Ray will be missed by many. He made himself available to any and all that needed advise. He will be missed by the entire Hamden community and especially to The Hamden Chamber of Commerce.

  5. My condolences to your family. Ray was a special member of our Leads II and a welcoming face at the HCC Business After Hours. He will be remembered and missed.

  6. Our condolences a deepest simpathy during this time of grief. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. May God give you strenght during and peace during this time. Very Sincerely, The Ashe Family

  7. Our deepest sympathies, Ray will be missed. We enjoyed the time we spent with him in the office, John Cadella, Joe Cadella, Elaine, Robert, Tony, Andrew.

  8. Ray was a kind and gentle man. I truly enjoyed spending time with him at Chamber events and talking about our sons who play for Hamden High’s soccer team. With a quiet demeanor, Ray welcomed people to .Business After Hours. networking meetings and was always very gracious. As well, he was interested in and supportive of the boys soccer team and booster club. He will be missed by all. Sincerely-Steve Diaz and family

  9. Ray was an important part of our group and Chamber. My sincerest condolences to you and the rest of your family. Ray will be missed and remembered.

  10. Mary, Bobby and Kate, 1/20/11 – I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest and most heart felt sympathy go out to you all. Ray was a very quiet but funny and respected man. He will be missed.

  11. I just learned of .Skips. passing. I am a relative and that’s how I knew him. Although it’s too late, I wish I was informed of this as our side of the family knew him for a long time and would have supported his current family in this time of need. God bless him and his family. Bob Clark, nephew of his mother.

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