John ‘Jack’ Francis Foley


John “Jack” Francis Foley born January 1937, in Geneva, NY to Gladys Latourette and Francis X Foley. At the age of three, the family moved to Gloversville, NY. Jack graduated from Gloversville High School in 1955. Jack went on to graduate from the Albany Business College and then the Academy of Funeral Services in NYC.

Jack was employed for forty years with the Riverside Memorial Chapels of New York and Westchester, as a licensed funeral director, retiring in January 2000.

Jack also served in the United States Army, in the early to mid 1960s, having been honorably discharged, Sergeant John F. Foley in 1966.

On June 26, 1971, Jack married Marion Jean Kelleher at St. Nicholas of Tolentine Church, in the Bronx, NY. A year later they moved to Yorktown Heights, Westchester County, to raise their family. They also maintained a seasonal residency at the Great Sacandaga Lake.

Together with his beloved wife of 49 years, he has enjoyed their international travels and cruises, attending various classical music performances of choral, opera and ballet, and viewing and listening to broadcasts and recordings.

Jack is also survived by devoted sons, Dr. John S., Justin (ToniAnn) and Jordan, all of Yorktown, NY; daughters, Jessica (Jason) Swart of Yorktown, NY and Jacqueline (Eric) Kline of Austin, TX; his dear twin sister, Jane Pollak (Louis) of Johnstown, NY; nine cherished grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased family members, besides his parents, are son, Jason W.; and sisters, Nancy A. (aka Sister Maria Xavier C.S.J.) and Mary Ambridge (Thomas).

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Westchester BLUE Foundation, P.O. Box 787, Port Chester, NY 10573 or

The Westchester BLUE Foundation (Brothers-in-Law Enforcement Uniting Efforts) was formed for the charitable purpose of aiding police officers and their families in Westchester County in crisis, who are dealing with a tragedy, death, illness, substance abuse, emergency or in financial need by referring them to counseling, psychiatric, medical and social providers or facilities that will address their specific needs.

The wake at Yorktown Funeral Home, 945 East Main Street, Yorktown, NY 10598 (hamlet of Shrub Oak) will be Monday, December 28, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral Mass at St. Patrick’s Church (new church), 137 Moseman Road, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598 will be Tuesday, December 29, at 11:30 a.m. Interment will be at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 10 West Stevens Avenue, Hawthorne, NY 10532 immediately following the funeral Mass.

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