Kathleen Rose Scrafone Foster, age 72, passed peacefully on January 8, 2013 after a long journey with Alzheimer’s. She was born on January 8, 1941 to Samuel Michael and Rose La Faso Scrafone in Galveston where she resided most of her life. Kathy was baptized at Sacred Heart Parish where she was a lifetime member. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Judge James S. Foster; and daughter Edith Wisner-Styron.
Left behind to cherish many memories are her sister, Camille Sweigart and husband David of Marble Falls; Michael S. Foster and family of Richardson; daughter, Laura Wisner-Perez and husband Gustavo of Texas City; son, Michael Wisner and wife Tammy of Galveston; son, James Wisner and wife Stacy of Galveston; grandchildren Tavo, Jennifer and Aaron Perez; Emily, Markus, Samuel, Isabella, Haylie, and Mason Wisner, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.
Kathy graduated from Ball High School in 1959. She held many positions over her lifetime. Most treasured of these was the role she played as Nana to her all of her grandchildren. Her fondest work experiences included the time she spent at St. Mary’s Hospital Auxiliary and Village of Jamaica Beach. Kathy loved spending time with family, especially during the holidays. Always on the go, Kathy enjoyed dancing, joking and visiting with friends. She was known for her infectious sense of humor, marathon telephone conversations and for pampering her beloved pets, especially her dog Missy.
Pallbearers will be Gustavo Perez, Tavo Perez, Aaron Perez, Markus Wisner, Samuel Wisner, and Louis Gately.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 10, 2013 from 1pm to 2pm at Sacred Heart Church located at 1308 Broadway Street, Galveston, Texas, 77550. A mass of Christian Burial officiated by Father E.J. Stein will follow at 2pm. The interment will be held at Galveston Memorial Park Cemetery, 7301 Memorial Drive, Hitchcock, Texas immediately after the mass.
The family would like to extend special thanks to all of the staff at Oceanview Care Center in Texas City, especially Jessi Cruz and Nancy Starnes, John Brick, Terry White and Cheryl Mosier of the Village of Jamaica Beach, the staff at Libbie’s Place, all who cared for Kathy at home, Amy Salazar and staff at Evening Shade Assisted Living in Alvin, and Dr. Lee Grumbles who cared for her for many years and helped guide us through this journey.
Donations may be made to O’Connell College Preparatory High School, Holy Family Parish, or the charity of one’s choice.