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Priscilla "Billie" Jane (Butler) FosterDecember 6, 1939 ~ July 4, 2017 (age 77)
Priscilla Jane "Billie" (Butler) Foster, age 77, of Wheelock VT, passed away on Tuesday, July 4th, 2017 at
Lancaster Hospital after a long illness. Priscilla was born in Saxtons River, VT on December 6, 1939 to
Thomas and Marion (Anoe) Butler.
Priscilla grew up in Forestdale, VT graduating from Brandon High School in 1958. Priscilla and her
husband, Donald, lived in Michigan during the 1960's then settling in St. Johnsbury, VT where they raised
their family; then moving to Wheelock VT, her hometown of Brandon, VT, and back to Wheelock during
their retirement years. During Priscilla's years in St. Johnsbury, she taught catechism and was a reader at
St. John the Evangelist Catholic church. For years, she worked at Hoveys Shops Department store where
she met and cultivated many treasured friends. She loved to travel with friends including trips to
Bermuda and Ireland as well as other trips closer to home. She was very fond of gardening, parades and
spending time with her grandchildren/great grandchildren. She was passionate about her family and
home and dearly loved Vermont and all of its traditions and beauty.
Priscilla is survived by her husband of 58 years Donald V. Foster of Wheelock, VT; two sons: Donald
Patrick of Wheelock, VT and Shawn Michael of Kansas City, MO; two daughters: Anne Marie Kay and
husband, James, of Westford, MA; Elizabeth Jane and husband, Douglas, of Kansas City, MO; two
brothers: James of Forestdale, VT and Brian of FL; five grandchildren; three great-
grandchildren; nieces, nephews and many close friends.
Priscilla was predeceased by her mother and father; two brothers: Thomas and Richard Butler; and daughter
in-law: Maria T. (Rosa) Foster.
Visitation will be on from 6-8PM, Friday, July 7, 2017 at Sayles Funeral Home, Summer Street in St. Johnsbury, VT with Fr. Bernard Gaudreau offering prayers at 7:45.
Burial will be at 11AM on July 11, 2017 at Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Randolph, VT.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Brain Aneurysm Foundation, www.bafound.org
Condolences and memories can be shared with the family at www.saylesfh.com
Brain Aneurysm Foundation