Newburyport — Charles U. Foley, III, age 86, longtime Newburyport resident, died peacefully at Port Healthcare Center in Newburyport, surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Newburyport, January 29, 1927, he was the son of the late Charles U. and Effie T. (Colby) Foley, Jr. and was a graduate of Newburyport High School. Upon graduating from high school, he proudly served with the United States Coast Guard during World War II, from January 27, 1945 until his honorable discharge on May 3, 1946.
After his military service he continued his education, graduating from Brewster Academy, then Springfield College, and received his Master’s Degree in Physical Education from Salem State College. Mr. Foley went on to pursue a lifelong, rewarding career as a physical education teacher, starting his career at Newburyport High School. He went off to teach in New York for some years and after returning to the local area, taught at the Nettle School in Haverhill, and retired in 1989 from Newbury Elementary School. He was a great inspiration to many of his students throughout the years.
Mr. Foley enjoyed his many years as a life guard at Salisbury Beach as well as his many years as the Water Front Director of the YMCA at Kingston, N.H.
The former husband of Barbara L. (Martin) Brewer, he is survived by his daughter, Palma L. Monahan and husband, Kevin, of Rowley; his two grandsons, Richard C. Cole, Jr. and wife, Melanie, of Hampton, N.H., and Justin M. Cole and wife, Amy, of Salisbury; his four great-grandchildren, who absolutely adored him, Phoebe, Maya, Rowan and Calan Cole; his brother, David and wife, Nancy, of Newbury; twin sisters, Evelyn Hunt and husband, Fred, and Emily Brennan, all of Silver Lake, N.H.; a brother-in-law, Theodore Stanwood, of California; and sister-in-law, Cathy Foley; along with several generations of nieces and nephews and many dear friends. He was predeceased by his son, Charles U. Foley, IV; a sister, Thelma Stanwood; two brothers, Donald Foley and Dana Foley, twin of David; and his sister-in-law, Jean Foley.