Elizabeth Foster

Obituary of Elizabeth Emilia Foster

Elizabeth Emilia (Kunz) Foster, of Princeton, NJ died peacefully at home on Monday, November 2, 2020. Daughter of the late Joseph Kunz and Maria (Knam) Kunz, Elizabeth was born in and raised in the Bronx, NY.  She lived in Larchmont and New Rochelle, NY before moving to Kendall Park, NJ in 1970 and moving to Princeton 36 years ago.

Elizabeth was a graduate of Christopher Columbus High School in NY.  She attended Hunter College in NYC and held numerous Executive Assistant positions in NYC and NJ over the years, including with the Atomic Energy Commission, Seagrams, The American Tile Council and American List Council.  She was a member of St. Augustine’s of Canterbury Roman Catholic Church, Kendall Park, NJ for over 40 years, as well as an Extraordinary Minister and later attended Queenship of Mary Catholic Church in Monmouth Junction, as well as St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Princeton, NJ.

Elizabeth enjoyed reading about philosophy, religion, history and art, and spending time at the beach and traveling with her late husband Ronald.  She loved a good-hearted philosophical debate, never tired of learning new perspectives and found true joy in helping others in any way she could. Elizabeth was happiest spending time in Manhattan, visiting the sites, stopping at St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Rockefeller Center and taking in as many Broadway plays as she could with friends and family.  Elizabeth treasured summer vacations with family and friends on Cape Cod, MA.  Most of all Elizabeth loved spending time with her family and creating memories with her daughters, son-in-laws and two beloved grandsons.   

Elizabeth is predeceased by her husband, Ronald E. Foster in April of this year, her sister Eleanor (Kunz) Spilatore in 2015, her brother-in-law Jack Foster in 1982, and her son in law Jeffrey Begane in 2018. She is survived by daughters, Suzanne (Foster) Begane and Lynn Foster and husband Percival Reese; grandsons Matthew Foster Begane and Scott Adam Begane; brother in law David Spilatore; nephew Joseph Spilatore and his wife Kristin (Van Deursen) Spilatore; great niece Kathryn Spilatore and great nephew Joseph Spilatore.  She is additionally survived by many, many loving friends and family.

Due to COVID-19 a memorial mass and a celebration of Elizabeth’s life will be celebrated at St. Paul’s, Princeton, NJ at a later date. In Elizabeth’s memory donations can be made to one of her favorite places: Grounds for Sculpture, https://www.groundsforsculpture.org/join-support/donate/annual-fund/  or one of her favorite charities, Vietnam Veterans of America https://vva.org/donate/

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