Sister Anne Agnes Foster - North Providence

Sister Anne Agnes Foster - North Providence

Sister Anne Agnes Foster, Franciscan Missionary of Mary, Ein Karim Community, died Aug. 23, 2014, at St. Antoine Residence, North Smithfield.

She was born in, Bayonne, N.J., the daughter of the late John and Anna (Ryan) Foster. She entered the Institute of the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary June 12, 1944 in North Providence, R.I., where she pronounced her first vows Dec. 15, 1946, and her final vows on Dec. 15, 1949.

After completing studies as a registered nurse, she served as a head nurse in Kennedy Memorial Hospital, now called Franciscan Hospital for Children, in Brighton, Mass. In 1955, she worked one summer in Camp St. Helene, the place where she first met the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary.

Her next mission sending was as head nurse in McMahon Memorial Temporary Shelter for Children, Harlem, N.Y. She also served as the community nurse. In 1959, she was sent to Cardinal Hayes Home for Children in Millbrook, N.Y., where she ministered as a head nurse/administrative assistant. From 1963 to 1968, her ministry was nursing at St. Francis Hospital, Roslyn, N.Y.

After completing advance studies in nursing and in business administration in Hospital Administration, she continued her ministries in the health care field in administration and different fields of nursing: hospital administration in St. Francis Hospital; community nurse and superior in O.L. of Charity Community, Bell St.; executive director in Divine Providence Child Care Agency; public health nursing in St. Petersburg, Fla.; Nursing Supervisor in Colonial Manor Nursing Home, Clearwater, Fla.; and Nursing Care Coordinator, Consolation Residence, West Islip, N.Y.

From 1985 to 1992, her ministry was as treasurer and personnel director at Divine Providence Convent, New York. She did advanced studies in Alcohol-Drug Counseling and an internship at Caron Foundation, Wernersville, Pa. In 1993, she was elected as coordinator of St. Francis Community, Roslyn. She received honors amongst them listing in “Notable Americans,” “Who’s Who in the South and Southwest” and “Men and Women of Distinction.”

She was a resident of St. Antoine’s from 2012 to the present where her ministry was that of prayer and suffering for the Church and the world. She has no immediate family survivors.

Visiting hours will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, with a Wake Service at 7 p.m. in Holy Family Chapel, 399 Fruit Hill Avenue, North Providence; Funeral Mass in the Holy Family Chapel, Wednesday, Aug. 27 at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in the Holy Family Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are by Russell J. Boyle & Son.