Frederick W. Foley, 85

Frederick W. Foley
Frederick W. Foley

FULTON, NY – Frederick W. Foley, 85, passed peacefully from his earthly life to live fully with God on Tuesday Jan. 17, 2012.

He was born in Oswego, to the late William and Doris (Moys) Foley.

Mr. Foley was happily married for 63 years to his wife, Frances (Heppell) Foley, in Fulton where they raised their four daughters.

Mr. Foley was a United States veteran having served in the Navy during World War II stationed in the Pacific Theater.

He was past employed with Sealright and Lake Shore Transportation.

Mr. Foley retired from Alcan where he worked as the transportation manager.

He was a communicant of Immaculate Conception Church, Fulton, and currently Holy Trinity Parish.

He was actively involved with his Catholic faith and his faith and love of the Blessed Virgin Mary were of utmost importance.

He was a member of the St. Joseph’s Council #254 and he was Past Faithful Navigator of the Knights of Columbus.

Mr. Foley was also an avid golfer.

He and his wife enjoyed many winters of retirement in Myrtle Beach, SC.

As a Syracuse University alumni, Mr. Foley passionately followed SU sports.

He was also a fan of the NY Giants and NY Yankees.

Mr. Foley was predeceased by his brother, Jack Foley.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Frances (Heppell) Foley; daughters,  Jeanne (Alex) Arnold-Jeffress, Carol (Michael) Cappelletti, Susan (James) Suydam and Trish (Jerome) Lass; brother, William (Gloria) Foley; nine grandchildren, Aaron Arnold, Katelin Arnold, Jason, Mike and Stephen Cappelletti, Sabrina Ervin, Sarah Scipione, Patrick Suydam and Allison Kerwin; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; sister-in-law, Carmen (Edwin) Baron; cousin, Leo (Doris) Porter; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted at 9 a.m. Saturday in the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., and 9:30 a.m. in Holy Trinity Church where a mass of Christian Burial and committal services will be celebrated by Rev. Stephen Wirkes.

Burial will be held in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton.

Calling hours will be conducted 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Sugar Funeral Home, 224 W. Second St. S. Fulton.


  1. I don’t know if you remember me , but I lived next door to you on State St., in the apartment house and used to come and sit with both of you on your porch, I worked at Miller Brewing Co., at the time, so sorry to hear of his death, you were both such good neighbors and friends. Love,

  2. Fran and\Family,
    We were saddened to hear of Fred’s passing. He was such a nice man and so friendly. I will miss seeing him out back. Our condolences go out to you and your family
    Jerry, Shirlee Schremp, & Family

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