December 9, 1926 - January 23, 2016
Thomas Edward Foley (Tom) of Houston Texas passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, January 23, 2016 after a brief encounter with cancer. Tom was born on December 9, 1926 in South Philadelphia to Irish immigrants Margaret J. Foley (nee McKennan) and Thomas M. Foley. He was a loving, devoted husband to Mary T. Foley (nee Barrett) (deceased) for 64 years. Together they raised and nurtured six children: Thomas M.(Sandra) of Fayetteville, AR, James T (Mary Anne) of Avalon, NJ, Mary Ann (John Porvaznik) of Haddon Heights, NJ, Joseph M. (Barbara) of Springdale, AR, Michael P (Laura) of Livingston TX, and Daniel A. (Elaine) of Smithville, NJ. Tom is also survived by seventeen grandchildren: Bridget Foley, Patrick C. Foley, Daniel Foley, John Porvaznik, Michael Porvaznik, Thomas Porvaznik, Christopher Porvaznik, Timothy Porvaznik, Kathleen Porvaznik, Patrick R. Foley, Connor Foley, Betty Riley, Nikki Baynes, Kambrea Herbert, Kerry Nelson, Elaine Conlin, and Nannette Kole. Grandchildren Ryan and Ella Foley are previously deceased. Tom was loved and trusted by anyone who knew him. He worked for more than 35 years as an Electrical Engineer with General Electric in Houston and Philadelphia. He was devoted to his family and faith communities, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Houston, TX and St. Aloysius in Oaklyn, NJ. Family, Faith, and Work were his life. He was a man of great integrity. A Funeral Mass celebrating Tom’s life will be held Friday, January 29, 2016 at 11:00 AM at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 6646 Addicks Satsuma Road, Houston, TX 77084. A reception will follow Holy Mass on the church grounds.
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