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Roberta T. Foley, 89

WORCESTER - Roberta T. (Shea) Foley, 89, of Worcester, died Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at the Jewish Health Care Center after a short illness.

Her husband of 60 years, retired Worcester firefighter John J. Foley, died in 2009.

She leaves four children, John J. Foley Jr. and his wife Kathleen, Nancy M. Ridick and her husband James, Thomas J. Foley and his wife Marguerite, and Kevin T. Foley, all of Worcester; nine grandchildren, Kevin M. Foley, Timothy Ridick, Kathryn Ridick, Kellianne Perceval, Patrick Foley, Kristin Sullivan, Michael Foley, Meghan Graham and Brian Foley; eight great-grandchildren, Keira, Maeve and Brendan Foley, Shea and Morgan Ridick, Thomas Sullivan Jr., and Jack and Timothy Perceval; and many nieces and nephews. Her brother John T. Shea died in 2009.

Roberta was born in Worcester, daughter of John J. and Grace M. (Fitzpatrick) Shea, and lived in Worcester all her life.

Roberta was a graduate of the former St. Stephen's High School. She was an administrative assistant for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Dept. of Social Services for many years.

Roberta was a longtime member of St. Stephen's Church. She was a dedicated Red Sox fan. She enjoyed countless vacations in Hampton Beach, Bermuda and Clearwater, Fla.

Calling hours are Thursday, June 22, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Athy Memorial Home, 111 Lancaster St., Worcester. The funeral Mass will follow at 11 a.m. at St. Stephen's Church, 357 Grafton St., Worcester. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Roberta's memory may be made to St. Stephen's Parish, 16 Hamilton St., Worcester, MA 016044, or the Sisters of St. Joseph, 577 Carew St., Springfield, MA 01104.
Published in Worcester Telegram & Gazette from June 20 to June 21, 2017
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