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Stephen Foley, Sr.
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Stephen X. Foley, Sr.
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Condolence From: Mary Foley
Condolence: Condolences to Mary Margaret, Cathy, Steve Jr and Maureen,
I am so saddened by Cousin Steve's passing, fortunately we had a wonderful chat a few weeks ago, talked about all the cousins, the families and the old country and had a few laughts.
It was a pleasure knowing Steve Foley!

Cousin Mary Foley, Greenwich, CT and West Clare, Ireland.
Friday April 06, 2018
Condolence From: Bonnie Payne
Condolence: When I heard that Steve Foley, Sr. had passed, I was deeply saddened; not for him, but for those of us that had the extreme pleasure of knowing this great man. I knew Uncle Steve for more than half of my life and from the first time that we met you could tell how kind, compassionate and
genuine of a person he was, everyone saw it. Without knowing it, he showed all of us how we should live our lives.

Steve Foley, Sr. was a very devout Catholic, believed deeply in his faith, attending Mass and praying daily; and most importantly, he lived by the “Golden Rule.” He treated everyone the way he wanted to be treated, the way we are all taught by religious teachings. It didn’t matter your station in life, he treated you with kindness. I never heard him say anything mean, derogatory or condescending about any person. He was a very generous and charitable person.

He loved deeply, with his whole heart. You could tell this by the way he looked at his best friend, his confidant, his wife Mercedes. The love that the two of them share for each other was visible in the way they spoke about each other and the way that they looked at each other. They could read each other with just a glance. True joyous love. His children meant the world to him, and you can tell that by talking to any of them that their love for him was returned tenfold. The grandchildren, Uncle Steve’s face would light up every time they walked into the room. His extended family and friends were very important to him and if they were ever in need, he would do whatever he could to help them.

Living life to the fullest. Whether it was traveling the world with Mercedes, spending the day out on the boat taking everyone to the Air and Water Show or playing a round of golf he enjoyed a multitude of activities. Even just watching a football game or a golf match on a Sunday afternoon, he appreciated the skill that it took to play these games and he enjoyed watching. The challenge of a good crossword puzzle or a game of solitaire were the things that kept his mind sharp as a tack.

Business was business. He worked hard in life to obtain a successful business. He carved his place in the world with honesty and ingenuity that was recognized by people throughout his industry. The expertise he acquired propelled his business to rise to the level of national notoriety. All of his success was acquired by sticking to his principles.

I will remember Steve Foley, Sr. as he was, a man who loved his wife, was devoted to his family, faithful in his prayers, and respected and admired by those who had the pleasure of being his friend. If we all tried to emulate the way that Steve Foley, Sr. lived, the world would be a better place. The memories that I hold of Uncle Steve make me smile from the heart.

God Bless you Uncle Steve, you will be greatly missed.
Thursday April 05, 2018
Condolence From: Teri Malham
Condolence: Dear Aunt Merce, Mary Margaret, Cathy, Steve and Maureen,

I was so saddened to hear of Uncle Steve's passing. I know what a tremendous loss this is to your family and my heart goes out to all of you.
He had a "larger than life" presence, yet always respectful, kind, thoughtful and sincere...above all, a true gentleman. And his Irish eyes always smiling!
Rest in peace Uncle Steve.
With Love, Teri
Monday April 02, 2018