Valerie J. Foley, Lifelong resident of Westford

 

Valerie J. (Osborne) Foley, 61, passed away on Friday night, August 24, 2018 at home surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born in Boston on May 13, 1957, she was the daughter of the late James H. and Virginia J. (Casey) Osborne. Valerie was raised and educated in Westford and graduated from Westford Academy in 1975.

She was employed at The Dow Chemical Company in Marlborough for the last 13 years as a Research and Development Technician. Prior to that she worked at Analog Devices in Wilmington and New England Instrument in Chelmsford for many years.

Valerie was an avid Patriots fan. She enjoyed spending time with her family and playing corn hole at their seasonal camp in New Boston, NH. She enjoyed annual family camp and canoe trips on the Saco River in Maine and trips to Foxwoods. Valerie also loved family trips to Aruba and Caribbean cruises.

She is survived and deeply missed by her son and his fiancé, David J. Foley and Michelle Prew of Derry, NH, her daughter, Kim Shannon of Westford and her boyfriend Jeffrey Faulkner of Ayer, MA, her former son-in-law Bryan Shannon of Nashua, NH who was like a son to her, her former spouse, David M. Foley of Nashua, NH, her sister, Pamela King of Westford; her grandchildren, David Mark Foley and Kalie Abreu of Derry, NH; her niece, Rachel King of Westford, many cherished cousins and friends who she loved dearly as well as her kitties Annie and Lexie.

She was predeceased by her brother, James “Tiger” W. Osborne of Philadelphia, PA.

Visiting hours Wed. Aug. 29th 5pm to 8pm. Funeral Thursday will be private. Burial Edson Cemetery. Memorials may be made in her name to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute P.O. Box 849168 Boston, MA 02284 or via www.dana-farber.org/gift. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com

 

Visitation

August 29, 2018
5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Dolan Funeral Home 106 Middlesex St. Chelmsford MA 01863

Funeral

August 30, 2018
Private Service
  1. DEB&TED KINNEAR says:

    rest in peace,Val . our condolences to the Foley family DEB&TED KINNEAR

  2. Pete and Beets says:

    Our love goes out to all of you.

  3. Leonard Kenny says:

    Brave courageous graceful humble but most of all loved to the very end please say hello to everyone for me when you reach heaven

  4. John Ruggiero says:

    My condolences to the family ,Val you have a heart of gold, you will never lose that, the memories you left in hearts of all will keep you alive in there memories and hearts forever and a day! Rest In Peace ,the Peace you deserve .

  5. Jen,Richie & Alyssa Kanan says:

    our deepest sympathy to David,Kim and family.Val will be truly missed by all.

  6. Carol Diotte says:

    So sorry to hear of Val’s passing. I worked
    with her for many years. She was such a
    wonderful sweet person. My condolences
    to her children and family.

  7. Paula & Rick Mclaughlin says:

    Kim, Rick & I are so sorry to hear of your Mom passing.You are in our thoughts & prayers.

  8. Lisa Rodgers says:

    My deepest sympathies to Val’s family and friends.
    It was a pleasure working with Val.
    Peace to you all.

  9. PEGGY DOOLING says:

    ALTHOUGH I ONLY MET YOU ONE TIME VAL, YOU MADE A WONDERFUL IMPRESSION ON ME. THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU’VE DONE FOR MY BROTHER DAVE IN AND OUT OF THE HOSPITAL. REST IN THE SWEETEST PEACE. DEB & DAVE WILL MISS YOU VERY MUCH! YOU ARE IN NO MORE PAIN SAFE ON THE ARMS OF JESUS!

  10. Sally says:

    It’s just hard to believe. Too young, too soon. I will never forget you, Val.

  11. Julie Pletcher says:

    RIP Val. You will be missed

  12. Sharon says:

    My condolences go out to you Kim and the rest of my family I pray that you make it through this time of need, call on my family any time you need to talk

  13. Valerie Kelly says:

    Sincere condolences to Kim and her family during this difficult time. I feel lucky to have known Valerie – a gentle, kind soul who I greatly admired for her resilience during her battle with cancer.

    Valerie, I promise to always shower your furbabies with boundless love anytime they stay with me in the future. Please give Sophie my love.

  14. Heidi J Tierney says:

    R.I.P Val, you are no longer fighting the battle you were and are now free from the pain. You will be missed by all your family and friends.

  15. Millie says:

    You will be missed by so many.but you will never be forgotten

  16. Martha says:

    R.I.P. Val you will be in our hearts always and never forgotten.

  17. Mae says:

    RIP my friend you will be missed

  18. Linda says:

    RIP my belovered friend. I will deeply miss you. You will never be forgotten.

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