Lawrence Eugene Foley, Sr.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018
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A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, at 1 p.m. at Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church in Jennings for Lawrence Eugene Foley, Sr., 95, who passed away Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, at his home.

Reverend Charles McMillin will officiate the Funeral Mass and burial services. A gathering of family and friends will be held today, Tuesday, Dec. 11, from 4-8 p.m., with a rosary recited at 6 p.m. Visitation will resume Wednesday, Dec. 12, from 10 a.m. until the time of his Mass.

Interment with Full Military Rites in Calvary Cemetery will follow the Mass.

Lawrence was born in Trescott, Maine, to Vincent Foley and Delia Murray Foley on July 4, 1923. After honorably serving our country in the Army, Lawrence owned and managed Foley Valve Repair for 29 years. In his spare time, he enjoyed machining and woodwork. He also had a vision for design and a gift for constructing his designs, which greatly benefitted the church, Our Lady Immaculate School, friends and family. Lawrence had a great capacity for stewardship and service including establishing and administering Abraham’s Tent in 1988. He was a member of Knights of Columbus for 71 years, attaining rank of 3rd Degree Knight, and was also a Knight of St. Gregory.

Known to have a smile on his face, Lawrence enjoyed spending time outdoors, playing cards and sharing stories with family and friends, both in Jennings and in his home state of Maine.

Lawrence is survived by his son, Lawrence Foley, Jr., and his wife Genee of Lafayette; grandchildren, Cara and Lance Chace of Arnaudville, Lauren and Jose Huertas of Austin, Texas, Brian Foley of Texas City, Texas, Major Chad and Anna Foley of San Diego, Calif., and Scott and Carla Foley of Abbeville; and great-grandchildren, Aaron Chance, Aria Chance, Annelise Chance, Sean Foley and Sarah Foley.

Lawrence was preceded in death by his parents, Vincent and Delia M. Foley; beloved wife, Leona H. Foley; infant son, Murray Foley; two brothers, James and Maurice Foley; and one sister, Arlene Friel.

Pallbearers will be his grandsons, nephew Thomas Hotard and nephew Mark Buller.

The family would like to extend special thanks to all in the community who kept an eye on Mr. Foley and his well-being.

In memory of Mr. Foley’s giving spirit, the family suggests memorial donations be made to your charity of choice.

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