FOLEY, Louis R. Age 93, died peacefully at the Doolittle Home in Foxboro, on June 7, 2018. Lou lived in Hyde Park for 83 years before moving to Fuller Village, then the Doolittle Home. He was a WWII disabled veteran who earned numerous medals during the war. Among the medals he earned was the Bronze Star, which he received for his bravery in risking his own life to save the lives of his fellow soldiers.
Beloved husband for 53 years of the late Eugenia (Jean) McGrath Foley. Loving father of the late George P. Foley, his wife Carol of Hyde Park, Ray Foley and his wife Mary of Readville, Paul Foley and Sheri Sands of Nashville, TN, Margaret (Peggy) O'Shea and her husband Michael of Norwood, James (Jim) Foley and his wife Annemarie of Foxboro, and the late (baby) John of Readville. He is predeceased by his sister Marie and her husband Walter Mulloney, and his sister Virginia Foley.
"Mr. Foley" as he was called by all family members also leaves 14 grandchildren and 10 great- grandchildren.
Lou worked as a Superintendent at Commonwealth Gas Company for 30 plus years. He was past president of the Steel Workers Union, Hyde Park Division. He often used his plumbing and electrical skills to help family members and friends. He was always willing to lend a hand to anyone.
Lou Foley was also one of the founders of the Hyde Park Little League. He coached for approximately 40 years, retiring after coaching hundreds of children including his own sons and several of his grandchildren. He was recognized by the Massachusetts Legislature, and the Hyde Park Little League in 1998 for his contributions to the youth of Hyde Park. He was named Grand Marshall of the Hyde Park Day Parade and a Little League Baseball Diamond is named in his honor at Kelly Field in Hyde Park.
Above all else, Mr. Foley was a family man. Sunday dinners with Jean and Lou were a family tradition for many, many years. He always enjoyed throwing funny sarcastic remarks at family members, especially the daughters-in-law who always gave it right back to him. He would often sit on the living floor and play with the grandchildren after dinner and called each one of them a "bold stump" at one time or another.
Funeral from the Carroll-Thomas Funeral Home, 22 Oak Street, HYDE PARK with a a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Anne's Church, West Milton Street, Readville, on Monday, June 11 at 10am. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting Hours on Sunday, June 10, from 3-7pm. Interment with Military Honors will be held at the Knollwood Memorial Park, Canton.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Mr. Foley's name may be made to the Doolittle Home, 16 Bird Street, Foxboro, MA 02035; or to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute
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