Memorial for Amy

Thank you for the tremendous outpouring of love and support over these past weeks.  Our family has taken great strength from the myriad of people that have run, hiked, biked and countless other activities in Amy’s memory, and the many touching letters and emails received.

To honor and celebrate Amy’s life, we are planning to hold a memorial at Appleton Farms at 1 p.m. on Friday, October 7th.  We anticipate the service will last approximately an hour, and then we will have a reception immediately thereafter, at the same location, which all are welcome to attend.  Appleton Farms is located at 219 County Road in Ipswich, MA – this is Route 1A, and it is on the left as you go north from Hamilton into Ipswich.  Appleton Farms, for those not familiar with it, is the country’s oldest continuously operating farm.  We have spent countless hours there as a family, enjoying the food from their farm, as well as running and walking on the extensive network of trails.  It is a beautiful spot that Amy enjoyed immensely.

In order for us to gauge numbers for the celebration, we’d ask that you RSVP using this link:  http://amydfoster13.rsvpify.com.  We recognize that plans may change after you have replied, please don’t worry about it, we are just trying to get a directional sense for attendance.

If you wish to share a treasured memory, laugh or shared experience with Amy that we have each been reflecting upon so fondly over these last days, it is our hope that we can compile these many cherished moments into one place for our kids to savor for years to come.  Please feel free to email any messages/stories or photographs to ADF.tribute@gmail.com for inclusion into this collection (prior to October 15).

In lieu of flowers or other gifts, we would welcome donations in Amy’s memory be made to the Jimmy Fund / Dana Farber Cancer Institute.   Easiest way to do so would be to via this link:  http://www.myjimmyfundpage.org/give/amydiadamofoster

A few other thoughts / considerations:

  • Please keep in mind the rustic nature of the farm setting when choosing attire – both the service and reception will be held on the lawn, and some walking will be required from the parking to the service. We will be under a tent, so will proceed rain or shine, but you may want an umbrella if the weather is looking questionable…
  • While there will be ample parking at Appleton, we’d ask that you consolidate cars if feasible
  • Please feel free to email us with either questions about the memorial or about the memories collection above, best two contacts would be me at franklinhfoster@hotmail.com or Jen Daniels (our close friend) at jennifer.daniels@comcast.net

We look forward to seeing you all in a few weeks to celebrate Amy’s life.

Much love,

Franklin

 

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