Ann Foley (née Hogan) died peacefully at St. Patrick's Home for the Aged on March 15, 2016 at age of93. She was a woman with many titles, some of which included wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother.
Born in the Williamsbridge section of the Bronx on February 21, 1923 to the late Alexander A. Hogan and Julia Polchinski Hogan. Ann lived a long and full life filled with love and happiness.
She graduated from the Academy of Mt. St. Ursula in 1940, and Manhattanville College in 1944. Ann worked for New York Telephone company in the 1940's before leaving after two years to become a full time mother and homemaker.
On December 11, 1948, Ann married George J. Foley, Jr. who was the love of her life. Together, they enjoyed 47 wonderful years, and built a small but close-knit family.
Ann was a long time resident of Riverdale in the Bronx, and former resident of Woodlawn.
Ann enjoyed a long lasting membership at the Westchester Country Club, and was an avid bowler, golfer, and bridge player.
Ann found pleasure in simple hobbies such as crossword puzzles, gardening, listening to Sinatra and other artists of yesteryear, and needlepoint. She made many beautiful needlepoint pieces that her family will treasure for years to come.
Ann was a strong woman who battled and beat Ovarian cancer in 1996. She was admired for her strength and courage, as well as her ability to remain calm no matter what kind of hardship she faced. Ann's signature phrase when asked how she was doing was always "Oh, I'm fine. Everything is fine."
Ann was a wonderful and caring woman who was loved by everyone who knew her. She was known for her flawless fashion, beautiful jewelry, her trademark red lipstick, her love for ladybugs, her love for anything chocolate, and her very charitable nature. Ann was the definition of elegance and she had a heart of gold. She was a quiet woman, but when her advice was needed, she always knew what to say and how to guide.
Ann is pre deceased by her parents, Alexander and Julia Hogan, her brother, Dr. William J. Hogan, sister, Margaret DelGuercio, husband, George J. Foley, Jr., brothers-in-law Robert Foley and Mario DelGuercio, sister-in-law Alice Hogan, son- in- law, Michael A. Gonoude, and niece Joan Varley.
Ann is survived by her cherished daughter, Georgeann Gonoude, devoted granddaughter, Meghan M. Gonoude, beloved sister- in- law, Mary Varley, wonderful niece, Joyce Metzger, dearest friend, Rita Donleavy, treasured roommate Betty Turco, as well as many loved friends and relatives. She will be missed by many.
Services will be held at Riverdale- on- Hudson Funeral Home, 6110 Riverdale Ave., at West 261st St, on Friday March 18th from 2-5 and 7-9 pm. Mass of Christian Burial Saturday 9:45 am at St. Margaret of Cortona Church. Internment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in New Rochelle.
We would like to thank St. Patrick's Home for their devotion to Ann's care over the past two years, and especially the care and concern for her comfort in her final weeks.