Our beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather and uncle passed away peacefully Wednesday, January 19, 2022 with his family at his side. Age 92 years. Son of the late Daniel and Louise (Albosta) Foley, Richard was born November 1, 1929 in Saginaw, Michigan. He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of American Legion Post #439. Richard married Catherine McBain, his loving wife of 50 years on October 4, 1952. She predeceased him May 8, 2003. Richard retired from Saginaw Steering Gear after 40 years of service. He was a scout master for Troop #285 in Bridgeport, Michigan for many years. Richard was an avid golfer, Michigan State fan and Tiger baseball fan. He loved to be in the woods hunting with his son, James Foley, brother, John Foley and nephew, Danny Foley. Richard was a devoted member of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). Recently, he received his 48 year coin from AA.
Surviving to cherish his memory are his son, James (Linda) Foley; daughters, Janice (Gaylon) Baker; Shannon (Gary) Pringle; grandchildren, Brian Foley, Krista Rase, Cameron Foley (Mark Ewing), Erin (James) Sherer, Kristin Bomba, Evan (Rebecca) Morse, Alex (Marie) Morse, Tyler (Heather) Morse; step-grandchildren, Amy Baker, Jacob (Angie) Baker, Mia Pringle; great-grandchildren, Maximus and Atlas Foley, Caleb and Trent Woodruff, Preston and Owen Sherer, Lochlan Morse; step-great-grandchildren, Hope, Louis and Issac Lane and Levi Baker; several nieces and nephews. Richard was preceded by his brother, John S. Foley and a sister-in-law Joanne Foley and a sister, Joyce Ann Foley. A special thanks to the nurses of 5 south of Ascension St. Mary’s Medical Center for their special care.
Funeral Liturgy will take place 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 24, 2022 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1035 N. River Rd., Saginaw. Rev. Fr. Peter Gaspeny will officiate with burial in St. Andrew Cemetery. Friends may visit at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Rd. (between Shattuck and McCarty), where the family will be present on Sunday from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. and at the church on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until time of Mass. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to East Side Soup Kitchen, Saginaw City Rescue Mission, American Diabetes Association or Alcoholics Anonymous.