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Celebrating the life of
Joseph Henry Foley, Jr.
April 23, 1926 - September 15, 2017
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Memorial Visitation
  • 10-11 AM - Friday, September 22, 2017
  • St. James Catholic Church
  • 8412 Whitfield Ave (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-355-1523
  • Memorial Funeral Mass
  • 11:00am - Friday, September 22, 2017
  • St. James Catholic Church
  • 8412 Whitfield Ave (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-355-1523

To the family of Mr Foley I am so sorry for your loss death is never an easy thing to bear .our God Jehovah promise mankind a hope for a resurrection, please read John 5: 28,29 this scripture will give the family strengh and hope again I am sorry for your loss.

Cooper, Savannah, Ga

My husband Walter and I had the privilege of bringing Communion to Mr. Foley once a month from Blessed Sacrament Church. We quickly began to look forward to these visits. Mr. Foley was a warm, engaging and lovely gentleman. Walter especially enjoyed discussing hockey with him. We were so sorry to hear of his passing and will miss seeing him

Walter & Mary Dimmick, Savannah, GA

What a great friend Joe was to myself and my late husband over the years at St James. May the Lord give you peace and comfort during this time. God Bless you all.

Helen Sullivan, Savannah, Ga

My husband Ernest and I have been neighbors of Mr Foley over 25 years and it was a blessing knowing him. Our prayers are with the family. Karin E Frazier

Karin E Frazier, Savannah , Ga

Mr. Foley was a great contributor to the 7:30 mass services at St. James Catholic Church. Our family, including William and Elizabeth will greatly miss his presence at the service. He is in a better place in the hands of the Lord now. Comfort to his family.

Brian Sams, Savannah, ga

Peter and Emily, May the Grace of God comfort you in the death of your Father. I pray for you today, tomorrow and always with love and hope of eternal joy. You're special to me. Hugs from Henry.

Poole, Savannah, Ga

My thoughts and prayers are with the family, especially Shannon and Lisa which I had the honor of working with.

David Pinckney, Savannah, GA

What a beautifully written tribute to a man of faith, interests, and great kindness who loved and was well loved!

Linda Barnes, Savannah, GA

May you rest in peace, Mr. Foley. I remember: -You reading the newspaper by the front windows at 135 -You enjoying your pipe in that same chair -You walking home from Liberty Mutual (back behind Bonwit Teller) and coming up Gaylor while Tommy, Teddy, Angelo and I would be playing somewhere on the premises (usually street hockey on the driveway pad) -you always being a straight-shooter with us kids. If you thought we were full of baloney on a subject you hit us square in the eyes. That's a good thing for kids to learn. -Your kindness to me...always (and I was around a LOT!) -Our mutual love of the Red Sox

Neil Williamson, Atlanta, GA

I am sorry for your loss. Death is painful to all of us. However God's word the Bible always offers encouragement. A scripture I find comforting is Isaiah 25:8. There Jehovah promises to do away with death and all things that bring us pain. That will be very satisfying! I hope this thought has been comforting to you. May positive thoughts fill you hearts and minds as you endure this difficult time.

R.G., Savannah, Ga

My sincerest condolences go out to your family, it's never easy losing someone in death. May you take comfort in God's promise found at Revelation 21:4, which says "he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” This verse brought me peace when I experienced loss, I hope it can do the same for you. May the memories you have give you strength during this difficult time.

Mckenzie , Savannah, GA

What a blessing to have had Mr. Foley with you for such a long time. God, through his word, The Bible, gives us the hope of "everlasting life." How wonderful it would be to share an eternity with our dead loved ones. ( John 5:28,29; Revelation 21:3,4). My deepest condolences to your family.

Sincerely, Nitha & Family , ,

RIP Uncle Joe, you will and your family are always in my thoughts and prayers, I love you,

jean cleary, bethesda, md

Dear Children , your spouses and grandchildren of Joseph Foley, My heartfelt condolencenses and those of all members of my family to each of you. Joe has been my Best Friend since 1940. We have shared so much of our lives since that time.Joe was a loyal friend, a devoted father and grandfather at every moment of his life. All who knew him remember his thoughtful manner, his sense of humor, his Faith and example in the Spirit of the Gospel and above all his love of all members of his family and those of us who were blessed to be his friend. God Bless you Joe and thank you for your loving caring example !

Frederick H Brigham, Jr, Charles Town, WV

Glad I got the opportunity to meet and get to know your Dad a little.He was a good man!

Frank Gilroy, Cornelius, NC

Our sincerest condolences.May you be comforted by the words found at Psalms 34:18;Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted;He saves those wo are crushed in spirit.It is my hope that this scripture helps you and your dear loved ones cope with grief and sadness now and in the days to come.

Givens, Pooler, Ga

ondolences. May you be comforted by the words found at Psalms 34:18;Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted;He saves those wo are crushed in spirit.It is my hope that this scripture helps you and your dear loved ones cope with grief and sadness now and in the days to come.

Givens, Pooler,

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 and the website jw.org.

Niecy, Savannah, GA

Tim Sally and Foley family sorry for your loss. In my prayers God Bless

maria mccrumlish, Ireland,

I am so sorry for your loss. He was a genuinely good man, always kind and caring. I remember his smile and laugh, which were always present, and his deep, rich voice which seemed a benediction on everyone around him.

Richard and Chanel Braithwaite, Savannah, ga

Rest in Peace, Dad.

Ted Foley, Savannah , GA

Joseph Henry Foley, Jr. died September 15, 2017 at Habersham House in Savannah GA after a brief illness.

Mr. Foley was born in Salem MA, the son of Joseph and Catherine Foley.  Joe grew up in San Diego, CA and Winchester, MA.  After graduating from Winchester High School, he joined the Navy as a Seabee serving from June 28, 1944 through May 27, 1946 in World War II. He graduated from Georgetown University in May 1950 and married Eleanor Grace Donovan on May 26, 1951.  They were married for more than 50 years until Ellie’s death in 2005.

They lived in Scarsdale, New York where he began his career with Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, retiring from Liberty in 1991 after 40 years in claims management. Joe and Ellie then moved to Savannah, where in her words, “Every day was a vacation.” They loved music festivals, mass at the Cathedral, and treating visiting family and friends to dinner downtown.

Joe was a proud Irish Catholic, serving as lector and parish council member at Immaculate Heart of Mary in Scarsdale, NY and St. James the Less in Savannah. He was active in his community, serving for years on the Eastchester NY Zoning Board. He coached all his children in numerous sports, and spent many early winter mornings driving his sons to outdoor hockey practice.

His love of sports dated back to his youth in Boston and San Diego.  He was a long time season ticket holder for both the champion New York Islanders and West Point Army football (but he always rooted for Navy!). Joe attended numerous golf tournaments, including the Masters, the PGA and the US Open. He was also an avid spring training fan.

Joe is survived by his six children, son Timothy and wife Sally; son Peter and wife Emily; son Paul; twin sons Thomas and wife Jennifer and Ted; and daughter Maryann and husband Ted King. In addition, he left nine grandchildren, Caitlin Phillips and husband Jeff; TJ, Matthew and Annie King; Timothy, Casey, and twins Bridget and Shannon Foley; and Libby Foley.  He was a great-grandfather to Asher, Rowan and Hayes Phillips. Joe is also survived by his sister, Catherine Hines and husband Richard and numerous nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held at St. James the Less Catholic Church in Savannah on Friday, September 22, at 10:00 am followed by a Memorial Mass at 11:00 am. Burial and a graveside service will be held at a later date at Calvary Cemetery in Winchester, MA.

On the last day of Joe’s life, his hospice nurse asked, “Has he always been such a sweetheart?” The answer is yes. He was a gentleman, a wonderful husband, brother, father, uncle and grandfather. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Social Apostolate 502 East Liberty Street, Savannah GA 31401.

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To the family of Mr Foley I am so sorry for your loss death is never an easy thing to bear .our God Jehovah promise mankind a hope for a resurrection, please read John 5: 28,29 this scripture will give the family strengh and hope again I am sorry for your loss.

Cooper, Savannah, Ga

My husband Walter and I had the privilege of bringing Communion to Mr. Foley once a month from Blessed Sacrament Church. We quickly began to look forward to these visits. Mr. Foley was a warm, engaging and lovely gentleman. Walter especially enjoyed discussing hockey with him. We were so sorry to hear of his passing and will miss seeing him

Walter & Mary Dimmick, Savannah, GA

What a great friend Joe was to myself and my late husband over the years at St James. May the Lord give you peace and comfort during this time. God Bless you all.

Helen Sullivan, Savannah, Ga

My husband Ernest and I have been neighbors of Mr Foley over 25 years and it was a blessing knowing him. Our prayers are with the family. Karin E Frazier

Karin E Frazier, Savannah , Ga

Mr. Foley was a great contributor to the 7:30 mass services at St. James Catholic Church. Our family, including William and Elizabeth will greatly miss his presence at the service. He is in a better place in the hands of the Lord now. Comfort to his family.

Brian Sams, Savannah, ga

Peter and Emily, May the Grace of God comfort you in the death of your Father. I pray for you today, tomorrow and always with love and hope of eternal joy. You're special to me. Hugs from Henry.

Poole, Savannah, Ga

My thoughts and prayers are with the family, especially Shannon and Lisa which I had the honor of working with.

David Pinckney, Savannah, GA

What a beautifully written tribute to a man of faith, interests, and great kindness who loved and was well loved!

Linda Barnes, Savannah, GA

May you rest in peace, Mr. Foley. I remember: -You reading the newspaper by the front windows at 135 -You enjoying your pipe in that same chair -You walking home from Liberty Mutual (back behind Bonwit Teller) and coming up Gaylor while Tommy, Teddy, Angelo and I would be playing somewhere on the premises (usually street hockey on the driveway pad) -you always being a straight-shooter with us kids. If you thought we were full of baloney on a subject you hit us square in the eyes. That's a good thing for kids to learn. -Your kindness to me...always (and I was around a LOT!) -Our mutual love of the Red Sox

Neil Williamson, Atlanta, GA

I am sorry for your loss. Death is painful to all of us. However God's word the Bible always offers encouragement. A scripture I find comforting is Isaiah 25:8. There Jehovah promises to do away with death and all things that bring us pain. That will be very satisfying! I hope this thought has been comforting to you. May positive thoughts fill you hearts and minds as you endure this difficult time.

R.G., Savannah, Ga

My sincerest condolences go out to your family, it's never easy losing someone in death. May you take comfort in God's promise found at Revelation 21:4, which says "he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” This verse brought me peace when I experienced loss, I hope it can do the same for you. May the memories you have give you strength during this difficult time.

Mckenzie , Savannah, GA

What a blessing to have had Mr. Foley with you for such a long time. God, through his word, The Bible, gives us the hope of "everlasting life." How wonderful it would be to share an eternity with our dead loved ones. ( John 5:28,29; Revelation 21:3,4). My deepest condolences to your family.

Sincerely, Nitha & Family , ,

RIP Uncle Joe, you will and your family are always in my thoughts and prayers, I love you,

jean cleary, bethesda, md

Dear Children , your spouses and grandchildren of Joseph Foley, My heartfelt condolencenses and those of all members of my family to each of you. Joe has been my Best Friend since 1940. We have shared so much of our lives since that time.Joe was a loyal friend, a devoted father and grandfather at every moment of his life. All who knew him remember his thoughtful manner, his sense of humor, his Faith and example in the Spirit of the Gospel and above all his love of all members of his family and those of us who were blessed to be his friend. God Bless you Joe and thank you for your loving caring example !

Frederick H Brigham, Jr, Charles Town, WV

Glad I got the opportunity to meet and get to know your Dad a little.He was a good man!

Frank Gilroy, Cornelius, NC

Our sincerest condolences.May you be comforted by the words found at Psalms 34:18;Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted;He saves those wo are crushed in spirit.It is my hope that this scripture helps you and your dear loved ones cope with grief and sadness now and in the days to come.

Givens, Pooler, Ga

ondolences. May you be comforted by the words found at Psalms 34:18;Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted;He saves those wo are crushed in spirit.It is my hope that this scripture helps you and your dear loved ones cope with grief and sadness now and in the days to come.

Givens, Pooler,

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 and the website jw.org.

Niecy, Savannah, GA

Tim Sally and Foley family sorry for your loss. In my prayers God Bless

maria mccrumlish, Ireland,

I am so sorry for your loss. He was a genuinely good man, always kind and caring. I remember his smile and laugh, which were always present, and his deep, rich voice which seemed a benediction on everyone around him.

Richard and Chanel Braithwaite, Savannah, ga

Rest in Peace, Dad.

Ted Foley, Savannah , GA


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