Ruth Foss

Ruth A. Foss

Tuesday, October 9th, 1923 - Thursday, January 30th, 2020
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Princeton & Baileyville – Ruth Anna Foss, 96, passed away at Calais Regional Hospital on January 30, 2020. Ruth was born on October 9, 1923 in Blaine, daughter of Arthur and Bessie (McKinnon) Burlock. She attended school in Bridgewater and later married Lindsay Foss on October 6, 1945 in Millinocket.

Together Ruth and Lindsay made Princeton their home, working and raising a family for decades before eventually moving to Baileyville in 1988. Over the years Ruth worked at the local mill, delivered milk to her neighbors in the Princeton area for Shoppes Dairy out of Machias and stayed involved with her community right up until the end. She was a member of WT Wren Post #23 American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. She loved playing bingo and caring for her grandchildren. She was a big animal lover and enjoyed watching the Red Sox and Patriots play. Ruth was a dedicated fan at Tourney Time, she could be found glued to her tv whenever Central Aroostook Panthers or Woodland Dragons were playing.

In addition to her parents, Ruth was predeceased by her husband, Lindsay; her daughter, Linda Bohanon; and siblings Musa Stiles and Alan Burlock.

Survivors include her sister, Pauline Burlock of Princeton; son-in-law, Monte Bohanon of Baileyville; grandchildren, Kelley Bohanon of Westbrook and Brent Bohanon and his wife Alison; great grandchildren, Catherine Lin and Asher Crosby, all of Baileyville; special friends Virginia Donovan and Kathy Arsenault and many friends from bingo at the Spednic Club, The American Legion and Odd Fellows Hall.

Ruth’s family would like to thank the staff at Washington Place and Calais Regional Hospital for the wonderful care they provided.

In keeping with Ruth’s wishes, there will be no service. Donations in her memory may be made to Paws Bravehearts, 368 South St., Calais, ME 04619 or The Woodland Public Library, PO Box 549, Baileyville, ME 04694. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais & Eastport. Condolences and memories may be shared at
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Claudette London

Posted at 06:27am
What a beautiful person Ruth was. I have know her since I was a small child on West Street. Loved seeing her come with the milk and my special Chocolate milk. Thru-out the years she has always been passionate about her bingo, when I would go to Woodland during the summer months , she always had a greeting for me.
She loved her family and was so proud to be a Grandmother and Great Grandmother. She was heartbroken when she lost her precious Linda, but, she still managed to keep smiling. Her work here is done, now she is resting with her loved ones who passed on before her. My heart aches for all of her family during this difficult time. But, she is in her Happy Place now looking down on all of you with love.

April Free

Posted at 03:47pm
Ruth was such a wonderful lady! I had the pleasure of growing up, next door to her. She always had a smile on her face and a kind word for everyone. My condolences to the family. April


Posted at 03:21pm
Monty,Kelli,Brent,Polly and Family,
So sorry for you loss.Ruth was such a nice Lady . You are in Our thoughts and prayers.
Roger,Sue & Christy

Marilyn James

Posted at 02:52pm
Our sincere condolences

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