Bernard C. Foster of Avondale

Bernard C. Foster,  80, of Avondale, died Monday, March 21,, at the Chester County Hospital.  He was the husband of Kathleen Corcoran McHale Foster, with whom he shared 12 years of marriage.  His first wife Margaret Brockson Foster, died in 1998.

Born in Danville, he was the son of the late Bernard J. and Mary Evelyn Moll Foster.

He was a dispatcher at the Sun Refinery in Marcus Hook for many years, retiring in 1998.

He was a member of Assumption BVM Church in West Grove, and  was a member of the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard Association.

Mr. Foster was a past mayor and council member of Sharon Hill, and was a former  volunteer firefighter at the Briarcliffe Fire Co. His biggest joy was being with his family.

He is survived by four sons, Joseph Foster (Elizabeth), John “Jack” Foster (Mary), James Foster, and Michael Foster (Donna); three daughters, Mary McGee,  Bernadette Wessels (Greg Tadduni) and Kathleen Dolan (Brendon);  three brothers, Daniel Foster, Martin Foster, John Foster; two sisters, Judith Cute and Susan Driscoll; eighteen grandchildren, Luke, Grace, Caitlyn, John, Jenna, Katherine, Jillian, Megan, Michael, Thomas, Jamie, Kevin, Jacqueline, Margaret, Brigid, Peter, Monica and Justin and two great grandchildren, Gianna and Darcy.

He was predeceased by one grandson, Matthew.

You are invited to visit with his family and friends from 8 to 9:45  a.m.MondayMarch 28, at Assumption BVM Church,  300 State Road in West Grove. His Funeral Mass will follow at 10 a.m. Burial will be in  SS Peter and Paul Cemetery in Springfield.

In lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made to the Kennett Area Community Service ( Kennett Food Cupboard), 136 West Cedar Street, Kennett Square, PA  19348

Online condolences may be made by visiting

Arrangements by the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home, Kennett Square, PA.

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