Eleanor M. Foley Born: August 26, 1924 Died: June 20, 2015
Eleanor M. Foley died peacefully at her home in Ashburn, Virginia on June 20, 2015
following a long illness.
She is survived by her husband, Thomas E. Foley, Jr., to whom she was married for 64
years; a son, Dr. Kevin T. Foley and his wife, Karen B. Foley of Lowell, Michigan; and two
grandchildren, Mary M. Foley and John A. Foley.
Mrs. Foley was born in Baltimore, Maryland on August 26, 1924. She moved to
Washington D.C. and later attended Central High School (1943).
During summer vacations, she worked for Western Union and delivered singing
telegrams by telephone. She left school in 1943 before graduation to work for the
Department of the Army at the Pentagon while the building was still being constructed.
She later worked for the first Secretary of Defense.
She was married in 1950 and moved to Arlington, Virginia. She became an active
member of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church and a volunteer at McKinley Elementary
After 17 years, her family moved to Falls Church, Virginia where she lived for 30 years.
The final years of her life were spent with her husband at Leisure World in Ashburn,
She was deeply loved by her family and the many friends she made during her lifetime.
Internment at Arlington National Cemetery will occur later this year.
Expressions of sympathy can be sent to Saint David’s Episcopal Church in Ashburn,