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773 Moody Street
Waltham, MA 02453
Phone: 781-893-6260
Fax: 781-893-5965
James Foley

James A. "Jim" Foley Jr.

Friday, April 27th, 1934 - Sunday, December 30th, 2018
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James A. Foley Jr.

Of Waltham, passed away peacefully early Sunday morning December 30th, 2018 in his home with his loving family by his side at the age of 84. He joins his beloved wife and best friend of 58 years in eternal life just 6 months after her passing in June.

Born on April 27, 1934 in Boston; son of the late James A. Foley Sr. and Mary (Tenney) Foley, Jim was raised in the Dorchester section of Boston moving to Belmont at a young age and then to Waltham after his marriage and has been a resident ever since.

Jim attended Belmont Public Schools and after returning from service in Korea, he furthered his education at Boston College. He was employed as an Insurance Underwriter throughout his life.

Jim proudly served with the United States Army during the Korean War. He was a past member of the John M. Sullivan Veterans of Foreign Wars Post (V.F.W.) #10034 in Waltham; which was named after his late brother-in-law. He was also a past member of the Knights of Columbus.

He had a strong faith in God and was a devoted and faithful member of Our Lady Parish community in Waltham; he served as an Usher and Acolyte for years.

In his spare time Jim enjoyed writing letters, was a passionate and diehard Boston sports fan especially for the Boston Bruins.

Jim was the beloved husband for 58 years to the late Jean (Sullivan) Foley.

He is survived by his devoted & loving children Jeanie Foley-Kass of Waltham and James Foley of Waltham, his cherished grandchildren Benjamin Kass of Waltham, and Julia Kass of New Hampshire. In addition he is survived by many nieces and nephews.

Dear father-in-law of the late William Kass and brother of the late Helen Gamber and Mary Mackey.

Relatives and Friends are respectfully invited to attend a Funeral Service in celebration of James’s Life in the Mary Catherine Chapel of Brasco & Sons 773 Moody Street, WALTHAM on Monday morning Jan. 7th at 12:00 p.m. Interment with United States Military Honors will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Waltham. Visiting Hours will be held in the Mary Catherine Chapel of Brasco & Sons on Monday prior to the funeral service from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Parking attendants will be on duty.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, January 7th, 2019 | 10:00am - 12:00pm
    When
    Monday, January 7th, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Location
    The Mary Catherine Chapel of Brasco & Sons
    Address
    773 Moody Street
    WALTHAM, MA 02453
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  • Service

    Monday, January 7th, 2019 | 12:00pm
    When
    Monday, January 7th, 2019 12:00pm
    Location
    The Mary Catherine Chapel of Brasco & Sons
    Address
    773 Moody Street
    WALTHAM, MA 02453
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  • Interment

    Monday, January 7th, 2019 | 1:30pm
    When
    Monday, January 7th, 2019 1:30pm
    Location
    Calvary Cemetery
    Address
    255 High Street
    WALTHAM, MA 02453
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Jennifer Perry

Posted at 02:34pm
Jeanie and family- I am very sorry to hear about your loss. He sounds like a remarkable man and you were all fortunate to have had him in your lives. May he rest in peace .
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The Arsenaults

Posted at 05:13pm
Jeannie and Jimmy, So sorry to hear of your fathers passing. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
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Mary E Forte

Posted at 08:36am
Our love, thoughts and prayers. Rest in Peace Uncle Jim. Love Guy, Mary Ellen and Family,
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Clare Connolly Welch

Posted at 09:13am
Jeannie and family, I am so sorry to hear of your father's passing. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you. Fondly Clare Connolly Welch
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Marcia

Posted at 06:53am
I am very sorry to hear of the family's loss. Although this is a difficult I hope you able to find great comfort in your precious memories as well as in God's promises for the future. Revelation 21:4
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