Barbara L. (Foster) Dishian
December 22, 2017

Barbara L. (Foster) Dishian, 84, of Mansfield, died at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston on December 22, 2017, after a period of failing health. She was the beloved wife of the late Mihran N. "Mid" Dishian. Born, raised and educated in Brockton, she was the daughter of the late William H. and Ethel M. (Godsoe) Foster.

Barbara was employed as a presser at Fabric Care of Mansfield for many years, until her retirement at the age of 74. She loved to knit, especially for her great grandchildren, as well as playing bingo and the lottery. Her most enjoyment came when she was surrounded by her family.

She is survived by her children, Jesse J. Capps and his wife Mariann and Mary J. Doane and her husband James; a sister, Patricia Hopkins; six grandchildren and many great grandchildren. She was also the mother of the late Donna L. Gruhn an sister of the late Arnold, Geraldine, Myra, William, Elmer and Kenneth Foster.

Her funeral service will be held at the Bolea-Amici Funeral Home, 115 North Main St., Mansfield on Thursday, December 28th at 7:30 pm. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held prior to her service from 4:00 to 7:30 pm. Burial will be private at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1893, Memphis, TN 38101.


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