John Stiles Foley, 69, born in Central Falls, R.I., and a Cape Coral resident for the last 11 years, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, June 21, 2011. He was the son Joseph P. Foley Sr., and Ellen Elizabeth Stiles Fole and brother of Joseph P. Foley Jr., now deceased.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Judith Nicholas Foley; three children, John S. (Lori) Foley Jr. of Cranston, R.I., Thomas P. (Dawn) Foley and Christine M. (Edward) Vezzola of Cape Coral. He is also survived by grandchildren, Michael and Lauren Foley of Cranston, R.I., Thomas P Foley Jr. of East Providence, R.I., Brett Foley of Connecticut, John and Erin Vezzola of Cape Coral, McKenna Foley of Cape Coral, step-grandchildren Devyn and Madyson White of Cape Coral, Jason and Jacelyn Thibault of Cranston, R.I., as well as several nieces and nephews.
He was former elementary teacher, administrator at Rhode Island College and is a former high school football player and semi-pro soccer player, as well as a former high school soccer coach for Bayview High School girls soccer team, and an avid soccer, baseball and basketball youth league coach. He was also a wonderful and caring person and gave many hours of his life to various non-profit organizations. He also served in the U.S . Air Force and was stationed in Greenville, S.C., in the early 1960s.
John Stiles Foley
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, June 27, at 10 a.m., at St. Andrew Catholic Church. Interment to follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Sunday from 2-4 p.m. at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 Pine Island Road, Cape Coral.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in John's name may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Ridgeway Shinn Study Abroad Fund, Rhode Island College, 600 Mt. Pleasant Ave., Providence, RI, or St. Andrew Catholic Church, 2628 Del Prado Blvd., Cape Coral, FL 33904.
Family members would like to thank the 911 emergency responders as well as the Cape Coral police, fire and rescue services for their caring and quick response to help.