Revere, MA — Rosemarie (Fittante) Foster-Goins, died unexpectedly on Tuesday evening, April 9, at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, at 72 years of age. Born in Boston, she was raised & educated in Revere, & was a 1958 alumna of Revere High School & an alumna of Bay State Community College.
She worked for more than 12 years within the Revere Municipal Government, in the Treasurer’s Office & the Board of Health, leaving Revere in 1983. She moved to Newington, N.H., where she lived until moving back to Revere last fall.
She is the beloved mother of Kenneth C. Foster and his wife, Anne M., of Peabody. She is the cherished grandmother of Allison N. and Michael R. Foster, both of Peabody, Adam and Jillian Matthews, both of Danvers. She is the dear sister of Arthur R. Fittante and his wife, Joan, of New York City, and the late Alfred R. Fittante and his late wife, Mary Ann “Marion” Fittante. She is the dear aunt of Steven R. Fittante and his wife, Sally, and David P. Fittante, all of New Jersey, Dana R. Fittante and her husband, Shawn Stockman, of Maine, Philip Fittante and his wife, Jane, of North Carolina, Karin Fittante and her husband, Kyle Jackson, of California, and Glenn Fittante and his wife, Jackie, of New York. She is also lovingly survived by her faithful surrogate sister, Betty Carmichael, of Winthrop, James Rodgers and his late wife, Rita Rodgers, of Saugus. She is also survived by her former husband, Wilbur L. Goins, of Newington, N.H., and his daughter, Christine Matthews and her husband, Wayne, of Danvers.
ARRANGEMENTS: Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Monday, April 15, 2013, from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107), Revere. Her funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Tuesday, April 16 at 11 a.m., followed by a funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church (corner of Beach St. and Winthrop Ave.), Revere, at noon. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute – Division of Development & The Jimmy Fund, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA, 02284-9168.