EASTON AND HAINES CITY, FLA. – Claude A. Foren, 84, beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away peacefully Sept. 10, 2012, at home with his family by his side. He was born May 11, 1928, in Bath, New Brunswick, son of Ashby A. and Nellie M. (Kinney) Foren.
Claude grew up in Easton and graduated from Easton High School in 1946. He attended the normal school in Presque Isle before entering the U.S. Army, where he served his country in Germany during the Korean War. Upon his return he worked with his father farming in the potato industry and in 1956 married his beloved wife, Shirley (Miller) Foren. In 1970, he became a part-time Aroostook County deputy sheriff and in 1972 joined the postal service as a rural mail carrier for the next 30 years. Since his retirement in 1990, he and Shirley made their winter home in Haines City, Fla. Claude attended United Baptist Church, Easton, and later attended New Horizon Methodist Church, Davenport, Fla. He was a member of American Legion Patti Page Post No. 187, Easton, and Frierson-Nichols Post No. 8, Winter Haven, Fla. For 55 years he was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Eastern Frontier Lodge No. 112 A.F. & A.M., Fort Fairfield, and Trinity Lodge No. 130 A.F. & A.M., Presque Isle. Claude was affiliated with Anah Shrine Temple, Bangor, as well. Throughout his life, Claude had many great adventures with his family and friends. Recollections of Claude snowmobiling, boating, flying his airplanes, traveling in his motor homes and spending his summers at camp on East Grand Lake will be kept alive as treasured memories forever.
Claude is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 55 years, Shirley of Haines City, Fla.; his loving and caring daughters and their families, Susan and husband, Lance Lamoreau, of Bangor, and Lynda and husband, Hugh Turner, of Easton; four special grandsons, Jordan, Aaron, Holden and Hunter; brothers-in-law, C. Kempton Adams of Easton, and Ronald Miller and wife, Evelyn, of Fort Myers, Fla.; nieces and nephews, with a special niece, Paula (Bradley) Shaw of Mapleton; and many life long friends. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Mona G. Adams; and sister-in-law, Marjorie A. Bradley.
A celebration of Claude’s life will be commemorated for family noon Saturday, Sept. 29, at the home of Lynda and Hugh Turner in Easton with Pastor Otto Palmer officiating, and in Haines City, Fla., in February 2013. Those wishing to make a donation may do so to the organization that our family offers sincere gratitude for their kind and supportive assistance, Good Shepherd Hospice, Development Department, 105 Arneson Ave., Auburndale, FL 33823.