Christine Marie Foster
April 18, 1969 – November 28, 2014
Christine Marie Foster, age 45, of Hockessin, DE, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, November 28, 2014.
Born on April 18, 1969 in Wilmington, DE, she was the daughter of Maryann M. (Tomassoni) Terpenning and the late William Terpenning.
Christine attended St. Mark’s high school where she met her future husband. She later attended the University of Delaware where she earned a BA degree in chemistry.
During the 1990’s, Christine worked for Playtex in Dover as a product quality manager. She was an active American Chemical Society member, serving on the council for analytical reagents. For the past 16 years, she was a dedicated employee at Astra Zeneca, where she enjoyed her position as Global Senior Quality Assurance Supplier Manager working to improve the quality of medicines used around the world.
With strong passion and determination, Christine was proud to earn her 3rd degree Black Belt after fifteen years of training at Ambra Karate Academy.
She was recently a member of the Board of Directors for the Mid Atlantic Ballet school.
An avid traveler, Christine visited many foreign countries for both work and pleasure, spreading her love and compassion wherever she went. And when in exotic locations, she never missed an opportunity to scuba dive, being a NAUI certified diver.
Christine will always be remembered for her wonderful smile, positive attitude, spirit and the beauty she brought to each and every day. She was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, granddaughter, daughter-in-law and friend to many.
In addition to her mother, Maryann of Newark, Christine leaves many fond memories to her loving husband of 19 years, Sean M. Foster; loving daughter, Jillian Foster; sister, Nicole Hughes of Townsend, DE; maternal grandmother, Mary Tomassoni of Newark, DE and father-in-law, Allen Foster of Newark, DE.
A funeral service will be held at 7:30 pm on Thursday evening, December 4, 2014 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 W. Park Place, Newark, DE, where friends may visit with Christine’s family from 5:00-7:30 pm. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mid Atlantic Ballet School, P.O. Box 161, Newark, DE 19715 or to Supporting Kidds, 1213 Old Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE 19707.