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William J. Foley

FOLEY, WILLIAM J.; a life-long resident of Grosse Ile; passed away on January 12, 2013. He is the beloved husband of Lucinda for 43 years; loving father of Megan (Patrick) Anderson; and loving Papa of Lucy Anderson; dear brother of James R. (Joanne) Foley, Peggy Foley Fitzpatrick, Richard K. (Alysse) Arms, Stephanie (John) Truesdell, Fred (Tami) Arms, Hilary (Rick) Thompson, and the late Julie Arms Cahalan. Mr. Foley was preceded in death by his father, J. Richard Foley; mother, Bonnie Collins Foley; and stepmother, Mary Lou Foley. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. After graduating from the University of Notre Dame in 1968, Mr. Foley worked for the public accounting firm, Arthur Andersen. He later joined the family business, Michigan Foundation Company in Trenton, MI, which his grandfather founded in 1924. Mr. Foley succeeded his father as president of the company in 1985. Mr. Foley was very involved in the Grosse Ile community, serving as past president of the Grosse Ile Historical Society, a member of the Grosse Ile Library Commission, Airport Commission, and Road Commission. He belonged to the Grosse Ile Golf & Country Club, Grosse Ile Yacht Club, and the Detroit Athletic Club. He was also a past member of the Trenton Rotary Club. A Memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at Sacred Heart Church, Grosse Ile. There will be a family visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. in the gathering space of the church. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations made to: International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation (IWMF),
www.iwmf.com;
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society,
www.LLS.org;
Sacred Heart Church; or a . Arrangements were made through The Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, Trenton.
www.martenson.com
Published in Heritage from Jan. 16 to Jan. 18, 2013
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