Joseph Patrick Foley, a lifelong resident of Olyphant died Friday March 8, 2019 at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia following a brief illness. His wife of 61 years is the former Mary Cunningham.
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Born in Olyphant, he was the son of the late Joseph and Geraldine Loftus Foley. A graduate of St. Patrick’s High School, Class of 1951, he also attended Lackawanna College and the University of Scranton. He proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and served in both Korea and Japan. Prior to retirement he was employed by the US Postal Service. He was a member of Saint Patrick's Church in Olyphant, and its Holy Name Society, Knights of Columbus, American Legion Post #0327 and the National Association of Letter Carriers.
The family would like to thank Dr. Linda Thomas-Hemak and Dr. Linda Barrasse for their kind and compassionate care.
Also surviving are brothers James Foley and wife Dorothy, and John Foley and wife Susan, all of Olyphant; sister Joan Leeson and husband Gene, Dickson City; brother-in-law Dr. James Cunningham, Clarks Summit; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by sister Barbara Hogan; sister-in-law Phyllis Cunningham.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 9:30 a.m. in Holy Cross Parish at St. Patrick’s Church 200 Delaware Ave., Olyphant. Interment with Military Honors to follow in the Parish Cemetery. Friends and family may pay their respects Saturday morning from 8:30 am until Mass time in the church. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s favorite charity.
Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of the Arthur A. Albini Funeral Home 1003 Church St., Jessup.