U.S. Air Force veteran, talented craftsman

Published in the April 28, 2016 edition

Foster-Hallett-Obit-webNORTH READING — Foster E. Hallett. 77, of North Reading, formerly of Everett, died at his home on Saturday, April 23, 2016.

Born in Revere on Jan. 9, 1939, he was the son of the late Ross C. and Alma L. (Colby) Hallett. Foster was raised in Everett and was a graduate of Everett Vocational High School. Foster was a U.S. Air Force Veteran of the Vietnam Conflict, he served from 1956 to 1960.

He was a mechanic for Transitron Electronics, General Tire, American Power Devices, Winchester Engineering and Analytical Center (FDA).

He had been a resident of North Reading for the past 54 years. He was a member of the National Rifle Association and the Woburn Sportsman Association.

Foster was always the one with a quick wit and a sharp comment in first meeting him that could make you smile and laugh or slowly cringe. Along with that, he was a smart mechanic and a talented craftsman in the various projects he did. He enjoyed hunting and was an avid outdoors man in his time too.

Family members include his loving wife of 55 years, Florence M. (Horwood) Hallett; sons, George Hallett of Mason, N.H., Ross Hallett of North Reading and the late Roy Hallett; his brother, Dexter Hallett of Framingham and two grandchildren, Justin and Nicole Hallett of Mason, N.H.

His funeral was held at the Croswell Funeral Home, 19 Bow St., North Reading on Wednesday, April 27. Calling hours were held on Tuesday, April 26. Burial in Glenwood Cemetery in Everett. Memorial donations may be made in his memory to: Veteran’s Gift Account, 235 North St. (Town Hall), North Reading MA 01864. www.croswellfuneralhome.com.