It is with great sadness that the Ouimet Fund is remembering Richard “Dick” Foley who died on Saturday, November 18. Dick was a long-time MGA Official and greatly known as Associate Chairman of the Francis Ouimet Memorial Tournament from 1980-2011. He was still involved as recently as July.
Mr. Foley was very close to Ouimet Director and Trustee Richard F. “Dick” Connolly and his family. With the Ouimet Tournament he worked alongside Mr. Connolly, who has been Ouimet Memorial Chair since 1979. Mr. Foley was recognized for his many years of service with the Denny Goodrich Honorary Ouimet Alumnus Award in 2004. Dick was 92 years old and had been a World War II veteran who served in the U.S. Navy on a “Tin Can” Destroyer, the Clarence J. Bronson DD 668, which rescued President George H. W. Bush when his plane was shot down in the Pacific. Mr. Foley was a member of Long Meadow Golf Club and a single-digit player for 60 years. He had been with the New England Telephone Company for many years and renowned for his expertise with its newer systems.
Arrangements: Mr. Foley’s funeral will be from the McLaughlin – Dello Russo Family Funeral Home, 60 Pleasant St., Woburn on Monday, November 27, at 9:00 AM followed by a funeral mass celebrated in St. Patrick Church, 71 Central St., Stoneham, at 10:00 AM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Calling hours will be held at the McLaughlin – Dello Russo Funeral Home on Sunday, November 26 from 4:00 – 8:00 PM. Services will conclude with military honors and burial at Calvary Cemetery, Woburn.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Mr. Foley’s memory to the Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund, 300 Arnold Palmer Blvd., Norton, MA 02766 or on the Ouimet website at www.ouimet.org/donate >>