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Michael J. Foley

Michael J. Foley

December 14, 2021

Michael Foley. Loving Husband to Nancy, Devoted Father of Matthew and John. Father-In-Law of Maggie and Ann. Proud Grandfather of Owen, Patrick and Jack has passed away at the age of 77.

Born December, 11th 1944 Michael was a known and admired speaker of eloquence. He had a flare for extravagance and elegance. Not only was he a gentleman, chivalrous to his last day, he was a gentle man. He will be deeply missed by the countless lives he has touched, beginning with his childhood in Brooklyn, his years of service in the United States Army and raising his family on Long Island with selfless dedication and hard work.

That was Michael and we loved him.

Funeral Services

Visitation

December 17, 2021

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

December 17, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Crestwood Funeral Home

445 West 43rd Street

New York, NY 10036

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Funeral Mass

December 18, 2021

9:30 AM

The Roman Catholic Parish of our Saviour

59 Park Ave.

New York, NY 10016

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May dear Mike rest in everlasting peace. He was a true mensch in every way. A great mentor as well.


Posted by: Jeffrey Cohen - Rockville Centre, NY - December 15, 2021

Our hearts are broken for the family of this beautiful man. I met him when I was a kid and remember him as friendly and fun loving. He taught me how to cha cha at a block party at my Aunt Dot's house! I am so sorry and know you will all miss him so much.


Posted by: Margie Rogers - Carmel, NY - December 15, 2021

Our hearts go out to Nancy and family. We shared good memories together.
Pat and I will miss his humor, his stories and above all his kindness to all.
Pat and Uncle Charlie


Posted by: Charles Graham - Somers, NY - December 15, 2021

Nancy and Family,Please accept our deepest sympathy and condolencesMichael was my teacher,my colleague and my friendI owe him much and I truly miss himMike was one of the best people I have ever knownGod Bless him as he will always be remembered in my heart and soulOur Sincere Best
Wishes, Bob and Carol Irvine


Posted by: Robert Irvine - Naples, FL - December 16, 2021

Mike was a good friend and colleague - and also a friendly competitor - for many many years in the Stoick Transfer Agency community. Eloquent, yes...and funny...and very dedicated to our industry and to clients..And yes, always a perfect gentleman. My deepest sypathies to his family. They hardly make guys like this any more...


Posted by: Carl Hagberg - Not Hispanic or Latino, NJ - December 16, 2021

Our condolences to Nancy and the rest of the family. Michael was one of kind special person. He will be missed immensely. Love, Bill & Margaret


Posted by: William Ferguson - Moriches, NY - December 16, 2021

My deepest condolences on the passing of my friend and mentor. Mike was an inspirational leader, respected colleague and a compassionate human being. He leaves us all with many wonderful memories. Mike will be greatly missed. I send my love and prayers to Nancy and the family.

Rest In Peace Mike.


Posted by: Tom Tighe - Tenafly, NJ - December 16, 2021

Mike was a truly humble man. I worked as a clerk . Mike always took the time to teach and mentor. I was always in awe of his ability to clearly summarize a difficult topic. Mike was a special man and I was honored to work with him My prayer and deepest sympathy go out to the Foley family.May Mike Rest In Peace


Posted by: Maurice Lynch - Old Tappan, NJ - December 16, 2021

I met Michael when I was pretty young. He always had a smile and made those around him smile. He used to pretend he couldn't tell my sister, Margie, and I apart. He would sit there scrunching his face like he was thinking really hard and then look at me and say "Margie ". Always funny. Michael was a kind, decent man. The world needs more people like him. Deepest condolences to Nancy and rest of family.


Posted by: Genie Ollquist - , - December 17, 2021

I met Michael when I was pretty young. He always had a smile and made those around him smile. He used to pretend he couldn't tell my sister, Margie, and I apart. He would sit there scrunching his face like he was thinking really hard and then look at me and say "Margie ". Always funny. Michael was a kind, decent man. The world needs more people like him. Deepest condolences to Nancy and rest of family.


Posted by: Genie Ollquist - , - December 17, 2021

Mike was a great friend, boss and colleague. I will always hold dear the business principles I learned from him.


Posted by: Tom Grayman - Ossining, NY - December 17, 2021

I met Mike when I was fresh out of college and have had the good fortune to see him often through the years. He immediately struck me as the kind of person whose actions should be emulated. He was friendly, kind and caring to everyone. I never once saw Mike raise his voice in anger. He was always thoughtful and even keeled. I will miss Mike's presence at the afternoons at Doyle's. My wife Michelle and I send our deepest condolences.


Posted by: Matt Thornton - New York, NY - December 17, 2021

I’m John Kevin Carney’s youngest brother. As luck would have it, I’m a Holy Cross Grammar School product too. I only met Mike a half dozen times, or so. My brother, and “the boys” would come to Chicago for business. I live in suburban Chicago. I would go meet them for lunch. Mike Foley was always pleasant, kind, and funny. One time he regaled us with a story about his Amtrak train trip, from Manhattan to Chicago. He had a sleeper, a wee bottle of wine. He said, I have a little wine, I go to sleep.... I wake up in Chicago. He was delighted. All of us Carneys got such a big kick out of him. And we’ll miss him.


Posted by: Patrick carney - , - December 17, 2021

Condolences to the family!


Posted by: Anil Lochan - New York,, NY - December 17, 2021

I worked with Mike at First Chicago and other entities thru the years. Once in his office we had a discussion about some pricing. While I droned on for a good 5 mins. about why and how.....Mike was busy clicking an early version large calculator. Just as I finished, he looked up and said 3.19. I carried that joke between us for many yrs. always asking him, when I saw him, if he would explain the number. We laughed always. One of a kind for sure. My condolences to the family....


Posted by: Kevin Laurita - Roosevelt, NJ - December 18, 2021

My condolences to the Foley family. I met Mike shortly after college and was fortunate enough to work for him for a a number of years. As everyone who has worked with Mike will state, he was a great person to work with as he was always willing to help and guide you along. I count myself as being very lucky to have known him.

Jay Foley


Posted by: Jay Foley - , - December 23, 2021