Sally M. Foley

May 27, 2014

Thomaston — Sally M. Foley died Thursday, May 22, 2014, at her home surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with cancer.

Sally taught at the Chatham Township High School in Chatham Township, N.J. for most of her professional career, before retiring in 1988. While teaching, Sally served as the senior class advisor and was an involved volunteer with the school hockey team. Sally was extremely dedicated to her students and wanted nothing more than their success.

After retirement, Sally was extremely active with Boy Scout Troop 214 in Thomaston, and served as the troop committee chairman for many years. She gave many years of dedicated service to the Town of Thomaston 4th of July festival. She also was involved with the founding of the Thomaston Food Pantry, where she worked for a number of years. Sally was an active member of the Daughters of St. Bernard’s, including serving as the organization’s President and Vice President.

Sally is survived by her nephew Francis X. Brandon of Thomaston; two nieces Diana F. Brandon of New York and Marielle G. Brandon of Florida; two cousins Mark and Maryanne Watson and family, John Watson, all of Essex, Conn.; three grandchildren, Francis X. Brandon III and his wife Lisa of Warren, William M. Brandon, and Sarah M. Brandon, both of Thomaston; as well as a very large extended family including Mr. and Mrs. Paul DeStefano of Parsippany, N.J. and the Konze-Tarka family of Oneonta, N.Y.

Friends and relatives are invited to visit Friday, May 30, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St., Rockland. A mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, May 31, at 10 a.m. at St. Bernard’s Roman Catholic Church, 150 Broadway, Rockland. A reception will follow in the Grispi Center.

There will also be visiting hours at Bradley-Brough Funeral Home in Chatham, N.J. Monday June 2, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, June 3, at the St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church in Short Hills, N.J. Interment will follow at Gates of Heaven Cemetery in East Hanover, N.J.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Thomaston Inter‑ Church Fellowship Food Pantry, 192 Main St., Apt. 306 Thomaston, ME 04861.

To share a memory or story with Sally's family, please visit her Book of Memories at

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