Francis Emmett Foley, 85, of Collegeville, husband of Marie (Melle) Foley, passed on Tuesday, November 12th, 2019, at the Southeastern Veteran’s Center in Spring City.
Born July 29, 1934 in Shamokin, Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late Edward L. Foley Sr. and Margaret (McCabe) Foley.
Frank served in the U. S. Marine Corps from 1954 to 1957, following in the reserves until 1962. Frank and Marie celebrated 56 years of marriage on June 28, 2019. Frank was an avid history buff and animal lover. He enjoyed his career as an Electronics Technician, retiring from AEL in 1999. He was dedicated to his nieces who he raised and thought of as his daughters: Lucy Ann (Biddy) Heaton and the late Joann (Biddy) White. He adored his two grandchildren: Marie (Hepler) Dowling and Tiffany Hepler; and his great grandchildren: Jaden Dowling and Jasmine Dowling. Frank loved joking with his grandchildren and great grandchildren at family gatherings. Whenever there was a dinner or a party, Frank was happy to be there. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his brothers Edward L. Foley, Jr, John J. Foley, Joseph V. Foley and James F. Foley.
A Memorial Service and celebration of Frank’s life will be held on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Ltd., 329 N. Lewis Road, Royersford, PA 19468, with visitation from 10:00AM to 10:45AM. Burial will be private and at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Frank’s memory to the animal shelter of your choice