Gerald S. Foley, Jr.
Gerald S. Foley, Jr. of Milton, formally of Canton and Hyde Park, died on August 12, 2020 at age 82. He was born in Boston, the devoted son of the late Gerald S and Livia M Foley of Hyde Park. He was: BC High ‘55, BC ‘59, BC MBA ‘73, Suffolk Law School ‘78, Mass Bar ‘78. While at BC High he was distinguished by surviving high school sophomore year with four flunks in the same marking period, a record that survives to this day. He married Beverly A. Marcou on Fourth of July 1965 and who died August 17, 2008.
He is survived by Loretta M Britt, his partner for life and best friend, of Milton and Toronto, and by his three loving children; Elizabeth J Carracini, of Belmont, Ursuline Academy ‘89, Wentworth Institute ‘93, his son John M Foley, of Bedford, BC high ‘90, BC ‘94 and his wife Cheri; his son Peter A Foley of Marshfield, BC High ‘93, BC ‘97,BC MBA ‘04, and his wife Lauren, BC ‘97. Doting grandfather of eight terrific grandchildren: Kate, Juliana, Caroline, Michael, Peter Jr BC High ‘24, Sarah, Georgia and Claire. Also survived by two sisters, Maureen C Marcia, BC ‘60 and Regina P Peel, BC ‘61, both of Albuquerque, NM.
His service was with the United States Army, Fort Bliss, El Paso, Texas, 1959 to 1961, he specialized in Air Defense Artillery, and rose to the rank of Captain before completing his military obligation. He owned Medicompts Inc. a physicians professional service organization, for fifty years. Among his clients were some of the greatest physicians on the planet, but his employees were the reason for its success. He also owned the Gerald S Foley Insurance Agency Inc., which specialized in medical liability insurance.
A lifelong registered Democrat who voted Republican most of the time, because, as he concluded, the Democrats had the more interesting and exciting primaries. His greatest failure in life was speling, which accounts for why he always kept a Merriam-Webster dictionary within reach.
He served on the town of Canton conservation committee for six very trying year’s. While on the “ConCom”, he became chairman of the Canton Conservation Commission subcommittee of Pequitside Farm at 79 Pleasant Street, Canton. During this three-year term, he completed the restoration of the popular Fred McCabe room, under which was the greatest wine cellar known to mankind and which he guarded with great enthusiasm.
He was president of Canton Association of business in industries 1983 to 1987. During his tenure, membership doubled. He served as Commodore of the West Dennis Yacht Club in 1985 to 1986. While as an ordinary member, he assumed the post of Chief Gunner which he held for many years and had lots and lots of fun firing the evening canon. He derived great pleasure from playing bridge, sailing in his C&C 36’ sailboat “Crosswinds”, attempting golf often (with little to show), solving Sudoku puzzles (while peeking just a few times), and living in his beach home on the fingers in West Dennis we’re he was fortunate to have enjoying the many summers allowed to him.
Funeral Mass at St. John the Evangelist Church, Canton Wednesday morning at 10. Visiting hours at the Dockray & Thomas Funeral Home 455 Washington St., Canton Tuesday 4-7 pm. Burial St. Mary’s Cemetery, Canton. Veteran US Army. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his name, may be made to Boston College High School, Office for Institutional Advancement 150 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston, MA 02125 or please visit www.bchigh.edu/give/
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