, Newburyport, MA

November 10, 2012

John J. "Jack" Foley Jr., 73

Newburyport, MA — Newburyport—John “Jack” J. Foley Jr. , age 73, a resident of Newburyport, MA for 68 years, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, November 7th.

Born in Newburyport, March 27, 1939, he was one of two children of the late John J. Foley Sr. and Theresa (Greaney) Foley. Jack graduated from Newburyport High School in 1957. He was named co-captain of his football team and set many school records as a member of the football and track teams. He went on to play football at the University of Maine. Many years later he was nominated to the Newburyport High School Wall of Fame for his athletic achievements.

He received his degree in Building Construction Technology from Wentworth Institute in 1965. He began his career in commercial construction working with Stanmar, Great Northern Homes, Channel Building Company and Connelly Brothers, managing commercial building projects in New England. His interests evolved to residential construction; whereby he started Foley Construction , building and renovating many homes in the greater Newburyport area until his retirement from the business in 2007.

He had great love of being around water and enjoyed escaping to Lake Winnipesaukee for boating and relaxation. He also loved spending time with his family.

Jack is survived by his wife of 44 years, Paula (Thurlow) Foley of Newburyport; three sons, John “Jack” Foley, 3rd and wife Amy Foley of West Newbury; Scott Foley and wife Denise Foley of Newburyport; Dr. Matthew Foley of Amesbury. He leaves a brother James “Jim” Foley of Florida; grandchildren Jack, Carly, Liam, Nicholas, Trevor, Tyler Foley, and Connor Maguire.

ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be held on Tuesday morning, 11/13/12, at 10:30 in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Green St., Newburyport, MA. Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Cemetery, Newburyport, MA. Calling hours will be held on Monday from 4 to 7 pm in the Twomey LeBlanc and Conte Funeral Home, 193 High St., Newburyport, MA. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675 or For directions or to leave online condolences, please visit