Joan M. Foley

joan foley

January 8, 1943 ~ December 19, 2021

Born in: New Haven, CT
Resided in: Hamden, CT

Joan Manning Foley passed away peacefully at her home on December 19th, 2021 with her family be her side. Joan was the wife of Cornelius “Connie” Foley, in which they shared 58 incredible years together. They have 5 children; Con (Staci), Johanna (Jeff) Kevin, Maureen, and Sean (Meri). Her pride and joy were her beloved 12 grandchildren, Meaghan, Dillon, Siobhan, Amelia, Cole, Grant, Jarrod, Delilah, Kyle, Scarlett, Julia, and Pearl, who will miss her kind spirit and guidance. She was a friend to all, especially her sister-in-law Margaret.
Joan was born in New Haven on January 8th, 1943. She was the daughter of the late Christopher and Eileen O’Keefe Manning. She grew up with her 8 siblings, Mary, Billy (predeceased), Eileen, Kathleen, Bett, Rita, Chris and Sheila. She graduated from Hill House High School in 1961. Joan was a nurse for over 20 years, in which she provided exceptional care to her patients.
Joan was very involved with her children and the sports that they participated in. She spent countless hours volunteering her time to the Hamden Heronettes, of which both of her daughters were dedicated members. Joan loved to travel and was always up for a trip, especially to Ireland, which she did often with her husband and family. She considered Dingle, Ireland her second home. She was a long time member of the Irish American Club, where Céilí Dancing became her passion. She loved a good sing song and will truly be missed by all.
A mass will be held for Joan at 11:00 a.m. on January 8th at Divine Mercy-St. Rita Parish in Hamden. A reception at The Irish American Club in East Haven will immediately follow.


Mass of Christian Burial: January 8, 2022 11:00 am

St. Rita Church
1620 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06517


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  1. My condolences for Joanie’s family! She will surely be missed but her memory will live on in our hearts. May God give you all strength and love to help you through this difficult time. Love, Nora

  2. As I put ink to paper my heart is breaking. God took another Angel into his loving hands, my sister Joanie. She was the quiet one of us all. She was all loving and giving. There will be forever a missing part , but she will always be in my heart. To my brother-in -law Connie, Con Jr,Johanna ,Maureen,Kevin, Sean,Margaret and grandchildren, there are no words I can say to take away the pain in your hearts. I believe that she was greeted by all our family and her friends when God walked her through the gates of Heaven. At this I can smile.

  3. Dear Kevin:

    Sorry to read that your mother passed away. I was a student in St. Rita School with you. Hope you are to able to get over this even though it is very difficult.
    I live in Colorado now.
    Michael Cronin

  4. K. Foley: Never met your mother but judging from the conversations we had about her and your father (Mr. Cornelius) I feel like I knew her. I learned about her sense of humor, dedication as a wife, as a mother, grandmother as a nurse and as a member of a great family here in the U.S. and back home, Ireland, it was astonishing, amazing. For sure she’s going to be missed. As I always tell you death is the Worst enemy that we as humans have. We do not wish to die, nor do we want our siblings to die. The way we think, behave and the way we always make plans for the future, convey the notion that we were made to live forever. From me & my wife Charlene: Our most sincere condolences to you and your family.
    Please review: John 5:29, Act 24:15 & Rev. 21: 3-5 “Death will be no more”
    Luis Castro, Florida, USA

  5. Joan will always hold a special place in my heart. We met when we were neighbors in East Haven and we quickly became good friends. We played many games of Canasta in the evenings while Con was working at the railroad. I was so saddened to hear of her passing. My deepest condolences to her entire family.

  6. Connie,

    Anna and I were very sorry to hear that Joan has passed. We are thinking of you and send our best regards.

  7. To the Foley and Manning Families,
    Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of Joanie. You will all remain in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May you find comfort in all of your precious memories.

  8. Dear Con and family,
    Our deepest condolences. Joan was a lovely woman and wonderful neighbor.
    Cathy and Bill MacMullen

  9. Con and family we will always have fond memories of our time with Joanie and we will always miss her we’re thinking of you in your Time of sorrow . Eileen and Donal.

  10. Con and family we will always have fond memories of our time with Joanie and we will always miss her we’re thinking of you in your Time of sorrow . Eileen and Donal.

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