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“Dear Foley Family, Our deepest sympathy to all of you. The loss of your dear husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather will be hard to...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Mary Zenyuh - Danville, PA

“Dear Foley Family, Our deepest sympathy to all of you. The loss of your dear husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather will be hard to...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Mary Zenyuh - Danville, PA

“Dear Susan and family, We wish to extend our sincere condolences to you and the entire Foley family. We knew John and his wife Eileen only at family...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Juan & Eileen Paredes - NH

“Dear Sue and Family, It is hard to know just what to say because your loss is so great and because your dad will be missed in so many ways. ...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: sandra ely - Valparaiso, IN

“To all the family of John Foley, please accept our deepest simpathy. John had a long and very rich life to which you can reflect and admire. The...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: John & Cheryl De Ronde - Miami, FL

“Sandra and I are very sorry to hear of your father's death. Our hearts and prayers go out to you during this time. May God bless and keep you and...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Sharon Wagner Maniord - Houston, TX

“We are very sorry to learn of John's passing and send our condolences to Eileen and family. As a fellow Creole employee, we enjoyed many days sailing...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: John Middelveen - CALGARY

“John was a supremely warm, wise and humble man. I enjoyed my conversations with him very much and always appreciated his guidance and support. ”
8 of 15 | Posted by: Todd Harrington - Cambridge, MA

“To Sue and all the Foley family; Our sincere condolences at this very sad time. Wish we were there to celbrate your fathers long life. Our thoughts...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Candy & Peter Howard - NC

“To Sue and all the Foley clan, My sincere condolences on the loss of your beloved dad/ husband/ family member. Your dad, whom I've known for more...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Martha Carroll - Santa Fe, NM, NM

“To Sue and all the Foley clan, My sincere condolences on the loss of your beloved dad/ husband/ family member. Your dad, whom I've known for more...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Martha Carroll - Santa Fe, NM, NM

“We offer our deepest condolences to the entire family. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you all during this difficult time. ”
12 of 15 | Posted by: Jeanne & Jim Gourley - Severn, MD

“I am so sorry to hear the news and wish the family consolation in a life well lived. ”
13 of 15 | Posted by: Janet Peterson Uribe - CA

“To Sue McCann: We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We wish we could be there to help you memorialize and celebrate your father's long and...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Kristina and Art Aaronson - NC

“TO THE FOLEY FAMILY IT WAS A PLEASURE TO MEET YOUR DAD...REMEMBER ALL THE GREAT TIMES YOU HAD WITH HIM...I AM SURE HE'S WATCHING DOWN ON ALL OF YOU.. ”
15 of 15 | Posted by: GERRY & JOHN O'DAY - Lynn, MA


Exeter, NH John Thomas Foley, 94, died July 3, 2012 at Exeter Hospital. He was born January 9, 1918 in Medford, MA, the son of the late Martin J. and Anna A. (Brett) Foley. A resident of Exeter for the past 4 years, he grew up in Medford and Arlington, MA. He also formerly resided in Maryland, Kentucky, Venezuela and Maine. John graduated from Tufts University with a Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering, and from Boston University with a Master's Degree in Business Administration. During World War II, he served his country in the United States Army. He was employed for 22 years with Creole Petroleum Corporation in Venezuela as an accountant, a community development manager and a computer programmer. He was active in the community, where he coached his son's youth baseball team, was Santa Claus for his daughter's ballet class, and served as a Boy Scout leader. John was an enthusiastic student of astronomy, built his own telescope; and wrote a column called "Stargazer" for the English language newspaper. He was also an accomplished amateur photographer, assembled a darkroom and developed his pictures. After retirement from Venezuela, he was the business manager for the USS Constitution Museum in Boston, spent summers with his wife on their sailboat cruising the New England waters and eventually settled in Rockland, ME. There John and Eileen built a retirement home where their four children and seven grandchildren were frequent visitors. In Rockland, he was active in Rotary and Red Cross, and continued to enjoy sailing with his wife and visitors. John was greatly interested in the NASA mission to Mars and was preparing to give a presentation on the subject. He was interested in the world around him, keeping up with current events and new scientific advancements. A dry sense of humor and quick wit made John a favorite among family and friends. John is survived by his wife of 67 years, Eileen (Bradley) Foley of Exeter, NH; 3 daughters, Susan McCann of Portsmouth, NH, Janet Foley of Lynn, MA, and Christine and husband Robert Benny of Wellesley, MA; his son, John Foley Jr. and wife Heather of Darien, CT; 7 grandchildren, Jay McCann and wife Sara, Kristin McCann, Herbert Mayo and wife Tracy, Heidi and husband James Zenyuh, Leanne and husband Matthew Carpenter, Hannah Foley, and John Foley III; 3 great grandchildren, Helena Zenyuh, Quinn Zenyuh, and Avery Carpenter; his sister Catherine Cusack of Swampscott, MA; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his son-in-law Roland McCann and brother-in-law Francis Cusack. A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 14 at 1:30 p.m. in the Great Bay Room, 7 Riverwoods Drive, Exeter, NH. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the American Red Cross, 2 Maitland St., Concord, NH 03301. An online guest book is available at www.brewittfuneralhome.com

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