Michael T. Foley, 72, died Sunday morning, May 6, at his home in Otis.
Mr. Foley was born Sept. 5, 1945, in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Robert T. and Joan Osterburg Foley. He attended schools in New York and graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Western Connecticut State University. He served honorably in the U.S. Army in Vietnam in 1966 and 1967, and was proud to be a Vietnam combat veteran. He later served in the Air Force from 1972–75.
He worked for Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation in Stratford, Connecticut, as a parts coordinator for more than 15 years and then as a veteran employment administrator for Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs, retiring in 2009. Mr. Foley was a member of the Amvets and was active member of the Otis Congregational Church. He loved ducks and dinosaurs, history, politics, movies and reading.
Mr. Foley is survived by his wife, the former Marcia Rodie, whom he married May 7, 1977; two sons: David Foley and wife Michelle of New Boston, New Hampshire, and Russell Foley and wife Laura Martin of Stratford, Connecticut; and five grandchildren: Hannah, Jacob, Natalya, Maximus and Logan. He was predeceased by a sister, Doreen Fultz.
Funeral services for Michael Foley will be held Monday, May 14, at 10 a.m. at the Otis Congregational Church in Otis. Burial will follow in Otis Cemetery. Visiting hours will be Sunday, May 13, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Kelly Funeral Home in Lee. Friends wishing may make donations in his memory to the Otis Congregational Church in c/o the Kelly Funeral Home, 3 Main St., Lee, MA 01238. To leave a message of condolence or share pictures with the family, visit www.kellyfuneralhome.net.