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Joseph Patrick Foley

February 16, 2018
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Joseph Patrick Foley, a 50-year resident of Irvington, NY, died on February 16, 2018.  He was 80 years of age.  

He was born on May 20, 1937 to Joseph and Sheila Foley in New York, New York.  He graduated from Regis High School in New York City in 1955 and from Manhattan College (BEE) in 1959 and from Boston College Law School in 1963.  He served for three years in the U.S. Air Force (Lt).  Beloved husband of 53 years to Ellen Macken Foley.  Loving father of Carolyn, Joseph Colin (Carolyn) and Christopher (Jennifer) and a loving and playful grandfather to Claire, Rose, Ryan and Lexi. He started his legal career at the Manhattan District Attorneys’ Office, later worked at the law firm of Cahill Gordon and as senior attorney at Texaco, Inc., in Harrison, NY.  Between 1976 and 1993, he served as the Chairman of the Town of Greenburgh Zoning Board of Appeals and was an active member of Transfiguration Parish, serving for years as Eucharistic Minister.  He was a beloved and devoted husband, father and grandfather who shared his love of swimming, golf and skiing with his children and delighted in playing with his grandchildren and trips to the beach and pool with them.  He was an avid reader of philosophy, theology, science and economic theory -- no matter where he was going, he nearly always had a book in hand. 

Visitation will be at Coffey Funeral Home (91 North Broadway, Tarrytown, NY) on Wednesday, February 21, from 4 to 8 p.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Transfiguration Church, 268 South Broadway, Tarrytown, NY at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 22.  Interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Valhalla, NY.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Joe’s memory may be made to Transfiguration Parish Twinning, 268 South Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10951.

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