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Martha E. Foley
  • Dana Farber Cancer Institute
    Attn: Contribution Services
    10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor
    Brookline, MA 02445-7226

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“Paul and Family ,So very sorry for your loss .Kevin Boyle ”
1 of 14 | Posted by: Kevin Boyle - Wakefield, MA

“Sorry to hear of Martha's passing. Many good memories of all of us growing up around Turnbull Ave and Salem St. ”
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“Our thoughts are with you all...we are deeply saddened by Martha's passing... We will always remember her kindness towards us and we will forever...Read More »
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“From the Callahans (Jackie, David and Gail) The Burgess family has been part of the Callahan clan for more than seventy years. You all have impacted...Read More »
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“Beth, holding you and your family in my heart and prayers. Love, Kathy Davis ”
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“My heart gets out to you. May she rest now in peace. Always loved our chats when she came to Fell St. ”
6 of 14 | Posted by: Mary muir - wakefield, MA

“So sorry for your great loss! Cathy Guthrie ”
7 of 14 | Posted by: Cathy Guthrie - York, ME

“So sorry for the loss of your Mom. Thinking of all of you. ”
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“Tara so very sorry for your loss of your mother. My condolences to you and your family ”
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“Mark, so sorry for the loss of your mom.May she Rest In Peace and forever stay in your heart. ”
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“Beth and Family, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Sending prayers and love your way. Kathy Spencer ”
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“Tara, I was saddened to hear of your mothers passing. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. She was a wonderful woman and I am sure...Read More »
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Martha Ellen (Burgess) Foley, 73, of York, Maine died at her residence on August 4, 2017.

Martha was born in Melrose on March 30, 1944 and was the daughter of the late John W. and Alice M. (Reynolds) Burgess.

Martha was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1962 and was a longtime resident of Wakefield before moving fulltime to York, Maine in 2009 so she could enjoy the beach year round. She was a hairdresser at Sal's Hair Salon in Lynn and had worked at Hogan Regional Healthcare in Danvers. She enjoyed spending time with her Grandchildren and walking Long Sands Beach in York.

Martha was the beloved wife of the late Robert E. Foley. She was the loving mother of Paul J. Pronco and wife Susan of Wakefield, Mark R. Pronco of York, ME., Tara Surabian of Stoneham, Eric B. Pronco of York, ME., Beth Currier and husband Sean of Wells, ME. She was the stepmother of Robert Foley Jr. of Gloucester and Caitlin Sumner and husband Brook of Gloucester. She was the sister of Evelyn Ring of York, ME., John "Buddy" Burgess and wife Carol of Sanford NC, Ann Encarnacao of Andover, Janet Burgess of Limington ME. She was the loving Grandmother of Devin, Stephanie, Erica, Courtney, Evan, and Reid. She is also survived by 6 step grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at the Forest Glade Cemetery, Lowell St., Wakefield on Thursday at 11 a.m. Visitation for relatives and friends will be held at the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., Wakefield on Wednesday, Aug. 9 from 4-8pm.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Martha's name to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor Brookline, MA 02445-7226 Attn: Contribution Services.