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A. Jean Foley, 93, Hornell

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Hornell, New York

A. Jean Foley – (93) – of 1190 County Route 66 (The Woodlands), Hornell, formerly of Rochester, NY & Whittier, CA, died Monday morning at St. James Hospital following a long illness.

Born in Hornell on May 25, 1930, she was the daughter of Eugene & Irene (Davidson) Howe.

Jean grew up in Arkport and was a graduate of Arkport Central School (class of 1948).  She resided in Rochester for many years and had been employed as a film inspector at Kodak Corporation and later as a lens polisher at Bausch & Laum. 

She resided in Whittier, CA for many years and for 13 years she was employed as a “lead lady” at Beckman Instruments in California. 

Jean was an avid bingo player and enjoyed reading & working on crossword puzzles.

Jean was married on December 27, 1951 to Michael Foley who died June 10, 2015. She was also preceded in death by her son, Michael E. Foley; her sister, Virginia Howe; 2 brothers, Ralph Howe and Francis Howe.

Surviving are 1 daughter, Patricia Jean (Ric) Saavedra of Oregon; 2 brothers, Dean “Ed” (Carrie) Howe of Arkport and Randy Howe of Daytona, FL; her sister-in-law, Barbara Howe of South Dansville;1 grandson, Aaron Nakahara; 5 step-grandchildren, Isaac, James, Abigail, Elizabeth and Marcos; several nieces & nephews.

At Jean’s request there will be no calling hours.  Private graveside services will be held at Heritage Hill Cemetery in Arkport with Deacon Robert McCormick officiating.

Funeral arrangements are in care of the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY.

Jean’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name be made to the Hornell Humane Society, 7649 Industrial Park Road, Hornell, NY 14843.

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