Kathleen Foley

Obituary of Kathleen E. Foley

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Kathleen E. (Maher) Foley, 98, of Johnson City, NY, passed away November 25, 2023 after a brief illness. She was predeceased by her parents, William and Martha Maher; her husband, James E. Foley; her six siblings, Bill (Marian, Jean) Maher, Tom (Mary) Maher, Mary (Tom) Watson, Joe (Dolors) Maher, Joan DuVoisin, and Peter (Hilde) Maher; her sister-in-law Mary (Bob) Quinlivan, brother-in-law Donald Foley and son-in-law Jim Petrick. Kathleen is survived by her loving children, Susan and Bill McGowan, Joan and Obie Fellows, Timothy and Mary Foley, Gerry and Heather Foley, Dan and Pat Foley, James Foley and Margaret Steinmetz; her beloved grandchildren, William McGowan, Matthew McGowan and Griffin Lacy, Bridget and Mickey Reyen, Kevin Foley, Chelsey Kathleen, Conor Foley, Rev. Brendan Foley and Kathleen Foley; and her great grandchildren,, Moira, Conor, Maggie and Clare Reyen and Deirdre Rian as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. Kathleen lived a long, faith-filled life. Nanny loved her precious grandchildren and great grandchildren and her wonderful extended family with nieces and nephews across the country. She loved planting flowers, working in her garden, and researching garden tips and more online. She enjoyed wonderful friendships. She loved her Catholic faith and attended daily mass for many years. She graduated from St. Patrick's Academy. She learned proofreading skills at Vail-Ballou in the 1940s and then married Jim Foley and devoted herself to being a full-time wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother for the next 73 years. She loved celebrating her Irish heritage and kept lasting friendships with her Irish cousins. She became a skilled letter writer and her cards and well-wishes were welcomed by all. She enjoyed baseball, cheered on the Triplets with her father and watched every Yankees game. She loved to read books, newspapers and online publications. For many years she volunteered at St. Patrick's Church. Her legendary gingersnap cookies delighted family and friends. Nanny and Poppy hosted weekly Sunday breakfasts after mass to nourish us and we left with the family's love in our hearts. Nanny's favorite color was purple. Kindly consider adding something purple to your attire when you attend her funeral. A Funeral Mass will be offered at St. Patrick's Church, corner of Oak and Leroy Streets, Binghamton, on Friday, December 1, 2023 at 2:30 p.m. by her grandson, Rev. Brendan Foley. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Johnson City, NY. on Monday, December 4, 2023 at noon. The family will receive friends at the J.A. McCormack Sons Funeral Home, 141 Main Street, Binghamton, Thursday November 30, 2023 from 5 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Kathleen's memory to St. Patrick's Church, 9 Leroy St, Binghamton, NY, 13905 or to a charity of your choice. The Mass will be live streamed at tinyurl.com/12w5eun or by going to https://sta-sp.org/

Visitation at Funeral Home

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, November 30, 2023
J.A. McCormack Sons Funeral Home, Inc.
141 Main St.
Binghamton, New York, United States


2:30 pm
Friday, December 1, 2023
St. Patrick's Church
9 Leroy St.
Binghamton, New York, United States

Final Resting Place

Monday, December 4, 2023
Calvary Cemetery
501 Fairview St.
Johnson City, New York, United States
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Kathleen Foley

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Kathleen Foley

1925 - 2023

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