Newburyport – Cornelius "Neil"…

Newburyport – Cornelius “Neil” Foley Jr., beloved husband, father, and grandfather, died Wednesday morning April 29, 2020, at his home in Newburyport. He was born in Amesbury on February 27, 1941, to the late Cornelius Foley Sr., born in Ireland and Josie Fowler, born in N.H. Neil was raised in Newburyport and attended Newburyport High School. He was employed by Gould-Shawmut as a machinist for over 30 years until his retirement in 1995. During his employment Neil furthered his education taking night courses at Northern Essex Community College. He was proud to be named on the Dean’s List and graduated with his associate degree in Business.
Neil was the founder and president of the Newburyport Stamp Club a chapter of the American Philatelic Society. He enjoyed playing cards, especially poker, and his many trips to Las Vegas. He loved going to Marie’s restaurant in Salisbury daily for breakfast they were like his second family.
Neil is survived by loving wife of 58 years, Charlotte (Eaton) Foley of Newburyport; daughter, Catherine Ann Foley; son-in-law, Michael Linsky; the apple of his eye, grandson Matthew Foley Linsky; sisters, Irene Collett and Mary Frances Saunders and her husband Hobie; many nieces and nephews; and his good friend George Henderson.
Due to the current state of health affairs there was a private graveside service for Neil’s family. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. The Twomey, LeBlanc, & Conte Funeral Home, 193 High St., Newburyport, MA 01950, is assisting his family with his funeral arrangements.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Neil’s name to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan Street, B-102 Danvers, MA 01923.
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