Anna M. (Meehan) Foley

April 21, 2015

Anna M. (Meehan) Foley

ANNA M. (MEEHAN) FOLEY – of Woburn, Tuesday, April 21st. Beloved wife of the late Clifford Robinson and Charles D. Foley. Devoted mother of Anne Shirley Beek and her late husband Charles Henry of Burlington, Barbara Sartain and her husband Patrick of AZ, Robert C. Foley of AL, John P. Foley and his wife Trinda of CT, and Elaine Sutton and her husband George of Woburn. Dear sister of Kathryn Berrett of Gloucester and the late Helen Rooney. Sister-in-law of William Rooney of Belmont. Cherished “Grammy” of nine grandchildren and “Gigi” of eleven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Friday, April 24th at 8:45 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 9:30. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to call at the Funeral Home on Thursday from 3 to 7 p.m. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn.

OBITUARY:

Anna M. (Meehan) Foley passed away Tuesday, April 21st at Bear Hill Nursing Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Wakefield. The beloved wife of the late Charles D. Foley, she was just three weeks shy of her one hundredth birthday.

Born and raised in Woburn, Anna was one of three daughters of the late John and Annie (Mosley) Meehan. She attended St. Patrick School in Stoneham, graduating with the Class of 1932.

In 1941, Anna married Clifford Robinson and sadly, after two short years together, he passed away. They had brought two children together into the world. Later, Anna met a wonderful man named Charlie who doted on her children like they were his own. The two married in 1947 and decided to make their home on the West Side of Woburn. As good fortune would have it, three more children were added to the family and they were completely devoted to all five. Anna was a patient and loving mother, always there for her children to encourage, support, and cheer them on with whatever was happening in their lives. As the family grew and Anna became “Grammy”, and later as great-grandmother called “Gigi”, she was more than ready and just delighted at taking on her new role!

Always talented in the arts and crafts department, Anna sewed coats, slacks, and dresses for her entire family all throughout her life and they were always beautiful and quite fashionable!

Anna was an avid baseball fan, having frequented many baseball games throughout her youth with her family. It became a wonderful tradition that she and her sisters so enjoyed over the years. You could often find Anna dancing alone, with her husband, children, or friends. She started as a youngster and continued dancing right into her late eighties, enjoying every step! Anna also travelled quite extensively in later years to Germany, Holland, Florida, Oregon, California, Arizona, and Nevada. Wherever her children were, she would visit, never missing an opportunity to be with then no matter where they were in the world. Later in life, Anna became very active at the Jenks Senior Center in Winchester. She enjoyed playing a number of card games and arts and crafts.

In addition to her parents, Anna was predeceased by her husbands, Clifford Robinson and Charles D. Foley, her son-in-law, Charles Henry, and her sister, Helen Rooney.

She is lovingly survived by her children, Anne Shirley Beek of Burlington, Barbara Sartain and her husband Patrick of AZ, Robert C. Foley of AL, John P. Foley and his wife Trinda of CT, and Elaine Sutton and her husband George of Woburn; her sister, Kathryn Berrett of Gloucester; her brother-in-law, William Rooney of Belmont; nine grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Friday, April 24th at 8:45 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 9:30. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to call at the Funeral Home on Thursday from 3 to 7 p.m. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn.

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