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John Francis Foley

June 19, 1933 — February 10, 2023

It is with sadness that we announce the death of John F. Foley. You are invited to View the Mass on Monday at 11:00 AM using this link. John Foley, 89, of Plantation, Florida, peacefully passed away Friday, February 10th, 2023 after a several month-long battle with metastatic prostate cancer. Born on June 19, 1933, in the Bronx, NY to immigrant Irish parents, he was the brother to an older sister, Marie, and a twin sister, Helen. John was a graduate and ardent supporter of Regis High School in New York City. After high school John attended Fordham University and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. After college, John joined the Army to serve in the Korean War as an intelligence officer. Upon conclusion of the war, John began his accounting career. In 1967, he met his wife, Theresa, through her father whom John had befriended while volunteering at Knights of Columbus. John and Theresa were married on April 12, 1969 and settled down to raise their future family of 3 boys in Plantation, Florida in 1970. At this time, he also began his lengthy career at Eller & Company, a large stevedoring company located in Port Everglades. John retired from Eller in 2005 to help Theresa take care of their granddaughters. John was known to all as a faithful and devoted family man to his wife and three sons. He worked six days a week throughout his career so Theresa could stay home to take care of their boys. He was well-respected in the church, at his job, and with his family. He was the man friends and family would reach out to for support, whether it was financially related or personal. He was also a charitable man, giving his time and treasure to several charities including the Knights of Columbus and the St. Vincent de Paul society. He also enjoyed traveling and going on cruises with his wife and friends. But John’s greatest joy came later in life when he and Theresa helped take care of their three granddaughters. He loved being able to spend time with them and of course, spoil them. John was a devout Catholic and member of St. Gregory Catholic Church for the past 53 years. He attended mass daily and generously donated his time and money to the church. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that a donation be made to St. Gregory Catholic Church or to the St. Vincent de Paul Society John is survived by his three sons and daughter-in-law; John, Steve, and Brian and Lizette; and his three granddaughters, Ariel, Liliana, and Kaitlyn; and many loving cousins and dear friends. John’s wake service will be held, Sunday, February 19th, 3 pm to 6 pm, at T.M. Ralph Funeral Home, 7001 NW 4th Street, Plantation, FL 33317. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Gregory the Great Church in Plantation, FL on Monday, February 20th at 11:00 am. Funeral Mass Link The burial and honor ceremony will be held on Wednesday, February 22nd at 10:30 AM at South Florida National Cemetery in Lake Worth, FL. Arrangements by T.M. Ralph Plantation Funeral Home 7001 NW 4 Street Plantation, Florida 33317 954-587-6888
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Sunday, February 19, 2023

3:00 - 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

T. M. Ralph Plantation Funeral Home

7001 NW 4th St, Plantation, FL 33317

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Monday, February 20, 2023

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Saint Gregory The Great Catholic Church

200 N University Dr, Plantation, FL 33324

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