Celebrating the life of Rita B. Foley
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Born in Pottsville, on February 16, 1922, she was a daughter of the late Harry A. and Kathryn (Cantwell) Bartholomew.
She was a graduate of Pottsville High School and a member of St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church, Pottsville.
Rita was employed by the Pottsville School District for 20 + years, retiring in 1992.
In addition to her parents, Rita was preceded in death by her husband, John J. Foley, in 1953; a daughter, Kathleen Foley Fedor; sisters: Theresa Sencak, widow of John ; Janet Whitaker., widow of Charles ; and Kathryn Bartholomew; and brothers: George, Charles, Harold, Paul, James, and Carl.
Rita is survived by a daughter, Ellen J. Foley, of Pottsville; grandchildren: Jason and Jared; a sister, Frances C. Lorenz, widow of Charles, of Pottsville; many nieces and nephews; and grand nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, July 13th, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church, 319 Mahantongo St., Pottsville, with Father Phil Rodgers officiating. A viewing will be held in the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.
Interment will follow in Our Lady of Calvary Cemetery, Pottsville.
Lord-Bixler Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be expressed at lordbixler.com
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