Richard J. 'Dick' Foley, Sr, age 82, of North Branford, formerly of East Haven, passed away January 8, 2009 in the Hospital of St. Raphael. Dick was the husband of the late Mary J. Sheehan Foley; father of Richard (wife Tracey) Foley of North Haven, Mary (husband Mark) Vendetto of Wallingford and Elizabeth (husband John) Nuzzo of North Branford, grandfather of Patrick, Daniel and Megan Foley, Melissa, Margaret and Moira Vendetto, Elissa and Amanda Nuzzo; brother of the late Frank and James Foley & Elizabeth Fincher. Dick was born in New Haven on September 6, 1926, as son of the late Edith Wruck Foley Fiorentino and step-son of the late Nick Fiorentino. Dick was a WWII Navy Veteran, assigned to the USS Bennington, a recipient of the Asiatic Pacific Ribbon, 3 Stars, Victory Ribbon & American Theatre Ribbon. A New Haven Fire Fighter for 37 years he retired in 1986. He was a member of the Wallingford Elks and a former member of the Knights of St. Patrick in New Haven. Funeral from BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden on Monday at 9:00 AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM in the Church of the Resurrection, Pond Hill Rd., Wallingford. Friends may visit with his family at the funeral home on Sunday from 4 to 8 PM. Burial with Military Honors will take place in All Saint's Cemetery, North Haven. Contributions in his memory may be made to CT Hospice Inc, 100 Double Beach Rd. Branford, CT 06405 or to the Father McGivney Cancer Center, 1450 Chapel St., New Haven, CT 06511.

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  1. Liz & Family – My deepest sympathies for the passing of your father. While you are mourning also try to enjoy the fond memories of life with Dad. You will in my thoughts and prayers. Debby Williams & Family

  2. Mary: I was so sorry to read of your Dad’s death. May you find comfort in sharing memories of your Dad with your family and friends. Our deepest sympathies and prayers are with you and your family during this time.

  3. Rich & Family, Our condolences to both you and your family on the passing of your father…Please send our best wishes to the family! Jim & Lisa Bauer

  4. rich sorry to here about dad.he will be missed on wednesday nights at the elks playing setback.he will never be forgotten.don’t know who will keep me company now when i’am done setting up.thanks dick for all the stories

  5. Rich, David and I were so sorry to hear about your Dad. Our thoughts are with you and your family as you remember him.

  6. Rich, Mary, Liz and families, I can’t express to you how sad we are on the passing of your dad (Uncle Dick). Up until last night I was going to try to get there, but weather conditions prevailed. We love all of you and our thoughts and prayers are with you and with dad in this very difficult time. Love to all. Jim & Jan

  7. Richard, Mary & Liz & family, We are so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing but know that he is at peace and with your Mom. We’re sorry that we can’t be with you at this time, you know we would if we could. We offer our deepest sympathy and please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Love you all and miss you.

  8. The Foley Clan, Bobby and I wish we could be with you. We are so sorry about the passing of Uncle Dick. We love and miss you all very much.

  9. To the Families of Richard, Mary and Liz: We were all greatly saddened to hear of the news of Uncle Dick’s passing as he is at peace now and will forever be in our hearts. Our condolences to you all. Much love and Sympathy.

  10. Mary: I was so sorry to read of your Dad’s death. May you find comfort in sharing memories of your Dad with your family and friends. Our deepest sympathies and prayers are with you and your family during this time.

  11. Rich & Family, Our condolences to both you and your family on the passing of your father…Please send our best wishes to the family! Jim & Lisa Bauer

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