Gertrude Susan Foley

Orland Park, Illinois

Oct 2, 1934 – May 2, 2019 (Age 84)


Gertrude Susan Foley (nee Sarauskis), 84, formerly of Orland Park, passed away peacefully May 2, 2019 in San Jose, CA.She was a loving and devoted wife of 41 years to the late John (Jack) F : cherished mother of Susie Giddens, Paula, Debbie (Craig) Dian and John (Diane) Foley. She was a proud...

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Sue was such a thoughtful lady and so very kind. She always listened and I thought she was so pretty. As a young person, I thought that she must not ever yell or raise her voice.

My sister and I spent many afternoons at the Foley house with the Foley girls and Jackie (John.) Moms in the kitchen, and...I don't even know what we did but it was always a treat to visit. What fun.

My condolences to the family.
Sue was a lovely lady.

Thank you for showing me how to be selfless. You lived your life through kindness and always put others before yourself. Even though things did not always go your way, you remained devoted to your faith and found the good in every situation. I will always remember coming back to visit you in Orland. We used to love riding our bikes around your neighborhood and playing in the leaves in your backyard. I'll miss listening to you tell us funny stories about Grandma Walters and my...

I will always remember the trips we made back to IL after we moved away and also the times that you came to visit us in the various states we lived in over the years. I know that things were not always easy for you, but you remained true to who you were and found a way to persevere. As I grew up, I was able to see how much of an impact you had on my mom and I know that the way she raised my siblings and me is a direct reflection of the love and devotion that you gave as her...

Grandma Foley,
I will always remember sitting in the banana swing on the back porch of your house in Orland, eating ice cream, and catching you up on all the happenings in my life while listening to you tell stories about Mom from her childhood. You were such a strong and loving woman, and your smile was contagious. I cherish the memories I got to share with you and Grandpa when we lived so close, and with you on those trips back to town for summer and the holidays once we had moved...

Grandma, I miss you and I love you.
I will always remember our chats on the phone even though we were so many miles apart. I'm sure I bugged you a little with how much I called sometimes. Lol.
You telling me about the snail is one of my favorite memories.
We encouraged each other so much. I am still with that nice boy. He is so good to me grandma. The best I could have ever asked for. I am very healthy now. We went to another doctor that figured out why I was so sick for all...

I am so sad to hear this, what a great woman. She always had a kind smile and encouraging advice. She was a second mother to me. Rest In Peace mama Foley

So very sorry for your loss. Sue was a wonderful person.


My deepest condolences to the family of Ms Gertrude Foley for your loss. May God who binds up the broken-hearted and comforts all who mourn, strengthen you during this
difficult time