Anne Frances Foley
Tuesday 16th of October 1923 - Wednesday 17th of November 2021
Anne Frances Foley, 98, passed on Wednesday, November 17, 2021, at Lexington Country Place with her family at her side.
Anne was born in Lexington, Kentucky to the late William Joseph and Anna (Lavery) Foley on October 16, 1923. She was preceded in death by her brother, William Joseph Foley, Jr. and her sister-in-law, Louise Papa Foley, and by her nephews, Robert Michael Foley, Stephen Sean Foley both of Lexington, Kentucky, and Dr. William Joseph Foley, III (Cathy) of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Dr. Foley passed in July of 2021.
Anne is survived by her nieces: Betty Foley (late Albert E. Rozek) of Sarasota, Florida and Lexington, Kentucky, Rebecca Foley of North Hollywood, California and Lexington, Kentucky, F. Kathleen Foley Herder (Mark) of Valley Glen, California, Patricia Foley Barrette (Mike) of Louisville, Kentucky and her great niece, Katie Barrette of Louisville, Kentucky and her great nephews Joe Barrette of New York, New York, Will Herder of San Francisco, California and Nat Herder of Valley Glen, California.
Anne was a graduate of Saint Catherine's Academy. In June of 1945, Anne was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce from the University of Kentucky, College of Commerce. In later years, Anne was a student in the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Kentucky.
Anne retired after a 30- year career with Mass Mutual Life Insurance as an office manager. In retirement, Anne gave graciously of her time to Meals on Wheels and the Vincent du Paul Society. She was an avid bridge player and traveled extensively. She was member of Saint Peter Catholic Church.
Anne enjoyed her years in assisted living at Lexington Country Place where she was loved by the staff and the residents for her smile, quick wit, and gracious manner. The Family thanks Lexington Country Place for its excellent care of Anne. We also recognize and thank staff member, Amy Brown, for her skilled and compassionate care. She was a true friend to Anne. In addition, family friend Patricia Martin gave freely of her time in caring for Anne and was also a loving and compassionate friend.
There will be a private, graveside service in Calvary Cemetery for the family. Memorial donations may be directed to Meals on Wheels. Milward Funeral Directors are entrusted with Ms. Foley’s service arrangement.
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John G. Foleysays
Dear Betty and Family. I just heard of Anne’s death. You have our thoughts and prayers. Anne a full life and was a great friend to Mary K. I last spoke to her in October; I had phoned her for her birthday and she returned my call. She was always very positive and kind. I am sure she rests in peace. John and Barbara Foley Bourne, MA
Kevin Lane Dearingersays
Anne was a great spirit. I treasure memories of our conversations, her quick smile, and quicker wit. I am so grateful for all that the remarkable Foley family has done to shape and enhance my life. So much laughter. So much love.
Patricia (Patsy) Martinsays
Anne was a great friend. We had many times together talking about her life travels and all her friends. Anne will be missed by all.
Father Dan Nollsays
Anne always lit up the room with her smile during the Masses that I celebrate at Lexington Country Place on the 2nd Tuesday of every month, including the Mass on November 9. She was not feeling very well that day, but came to Mass nonetheless, and received the Body of Christ, who said:”If you eat my flesh, you will live forever.” May she Rest In Peace, and smile upon us all until we are all gathered together at the heavenly banquet.
F. Kathleen Foley Herdersays
A lovely tribute to a very special lady.
Anne was the loveliest of women. She and my mother Emily were St Catherine grads, bridge players and Singletary Center attendees and volunteers. They had many adventures together. They were dear friends. I hope they are reconnecting in heaven today. May eternal rest be granted unto Anne and may she Rest In Peace. Amen.