Jean (Halpin) Foley

  • Born: November 13, 1930
  • Died: September 27, 2020
  • Location: Stoughton, formerly of Hyde Park, Massachusetts

Farley Funeral Home

358 Park Street
Stoughton, MA 02072

Tel. (781) 344-2676

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

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Jean (Halpin) Foley, 89, a longtime resident of Stoughton, died Sunday, September 27, 2020, at the Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton. She was the wife of the late William A. Foley. Born in Milton, she was raised and educated in Hyde Park and was a graduate of Hyde Park High School. In 1952, she married Bill Foley at Most Precious Blood Church in Hyde Park, and they began their life together, welcoming 7 children into their home. In 1963, they moved to Stoughton, where they raised their children surrounded by family, friends and their faith. She was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother and a longtime communicant of Immaculate Conception Church in Stoughton. After raising her children, she worked for many years at the Stoughton Public Library as a front desk clerk before retiring several years ago. She was a member of "The Club", a group of friends that included Barbara, Dom, Ginny and Dottie, that regularly met to knit, play cards and celebrate their friendship. In her free time, she enjoyed reading, doing crossword puzzles and spending time with her beloved family.

Jean is survived by children; William F. Foley, Vincent G. Foley and his wife Patty, and Jean M. Morgan, all of Stoughton. John M. Foley of E. Taunton. Thomas A. Foley and his wife Pauline of Attleboro. Maryanne Downey of Attleboro. Peter J. Foley and his wife Angela of Bridgewater. She was the sister of Marion McNair of OH and the late Barbara Sullivan. She is also survived by 18 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.

Funeral will be held from the Farley Funeral Home, 358 Park St., (Rte. 27) Stoughton on Friday, October 2, 2020 at 9:30 AM followed by a Funeral Mass at St. James Church, Stoughton at 10:30 AM. Visiting Hours Thursday from 4-7 PM. Interment will take place at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Stoughton.


Condolence & Memory Journal

May the Lord have mercy on Jean's soul! Jean was my neighbor, when we were young. She lived 2 houses up from me. I remember playing in the 'doll' house, in her yard. Jean and her sisters & my sister & I had our pictures taken together. We were dressed in shorts & matching tops. Jean & her sisters had on a different color than my sister & I. Nice memories!

Posted by Joan McCool - Tewksbury, MA - Friend   October 02, 2020

To the Foley family,

Thinking of you all with sincere sympathy. I am so sorry for your loss. May loving memories of Jean bring you peace and comfort.

Posted by Theresa Foley - Plympton, MA - Family   October 01, 2020

I'm very sorry for your loss. May you be comforted by the love that surrounds you today

Posted by Maggie Davin - Wareham, MA - Family Friend   October 01, 2020

To the Foley Family,
We are so very sorry about your Mom. She was a great person. My brother Jim reminded me that she use to let me call her Jean but my mom was mad cause she said I wasn't old enough to call her that. I remember when she drove us to Ames Pond and would sneak a cigarette and make us swear not to tell. It wasn't often that she did that but it was so cool to have a Mom trust us kids. I had a lot of great times at your house and remember so many wonderful times with your Mom. Whenever she came to the Town Hall she would ask to speak with me. The last time I saw her I think she was with Billy. She still looked wonderful to me. It meant the world to my Dad and us and I am sure the Hoffmans, O'Connells and Fasano's that you mentioned the club and our Moms names. That was such a wonderful group of women and was such a long time going. I would estimate at least 45 years or more. Talk about true Friendship. Know that we are all so sad to see your Mom pass but we find peace in knowing that your Dad is waiting. My Dad really wants to go to the wake or funeral but it is hard getting him out and at 93, we have to watch covid. He gets very tired but he is so sad about your Mom. She will be missed. God Bless you all.

Posted by Theresa (Burley) Cardoso - Stoughton, MA - Friend   September 30, 2020

A lovely lady who will not be forgotten

Posted by Nancyk Murphy - Stoughton, MA - Friend   September 30, 2020

Lots of love and prayer to all She will be remembered lovingly . Wonderful neighborhood memories ♥

Posted by Michele DeBay McDonnell - Greenwood, ME - Neighbor   September 29, 2020


I loved Jean she was quiet a women. May all know that she is serving God in heaven but she will always in your heart. God bless her and her family

Posted by Catherine Johnson - Stoughton, MA - Family Friend   September 29, 2020

So sad to hear of Jean's passing. She was a fun and caring coworker at Stoughton Library. Sending prayers to her family.

Posted by Mary Rothwell - Stoughton, MA   September 29, 2020

I love you Aunt Jean and will miss you. Rest in peace

Posted by Pat Downing - Akron, OH - Family   September 29, 2020

Peter: I'm sorry about the loss of your mother. May her memory be eternal.

Posted by Michael Georges - MILLBURY, MA   September 29, 2020

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