Muriel R. (Gagnier) Foster

Muriel R. (Gagnier) Foster, 72, of New Bedford succumbed to heart failure Thursday June 20, 2019 ending her courageous eleven-year battle with cancer. Muriel was an inspiration to all who knew and loved her.

            Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Adelard and Lucinda (Pelletier) Gagnier, she lived in New Bedford and Fairhaven for most of her life.

            Muriel was employed for 22 years at the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office.

            She was a graduate of New Bedford Vocational High School.

            Muriel was strong, witty, charming, kind, caring, sensitive, funny and always willing to help someone in need. She had been an active volunteer for the American Cancer Society, and had served on the Daffodil Committee for many years. She enjoyed gardening and cooking.

            She is survived by her loving sister and best friend, Terri C. Nowell; her companion, Stanley Jasinski; her cousin, Yvette Poirier Gracie; and her many friends including her colleagues from the District Attorney’s Office.

            Her Funeral will be held on Saturday June 29, 2019 at 8 am from the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St., New Bedford, followed by her Funeral Mass at St. Anthony of Padua Church at 9 am. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Fairhaven. Visiting hours will be on Friday June 28, 2019 from 4-7 pm. Flowers are acceptable or remembrances may be made to St. Anthony Church Fuel Fund or the Handicap Access Fund, 1359 Acushnet Ave., New Bedford, MA 02746. For directions and guestbook, please visit

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