Francis R. Foley, 80, died Sept. 25, 2003.
He served in the U.S.M.C. and was decorated with the Silver Star and Purple Heart during the 1944 liberation of Guam in the Pacific. He also served during the Korean and Vietnam wars and retired as a MGySgt in 1965.
He lived in Hawaii for 26 years, and relocated to Valrico, Fla., in 1985, and has been a resident of Las Vegas since Nov. 2000.
He is survived by his spouse of 58 years, Elizabeth J. Foley; children and their spouses, Sharon Aldridge of Las Vegas, Patrick and Rebecca Foley of Calif., and Brian and Patricia Foley of Colorado; grandchildren and their spouses, Alisa and Joaquin Mantanona of Guam, Christina and David Cox of Colo., Timothy, Sean and Kelly Foley, all of Calif.; great-grandchildren Nicole, Kinisha and Tamara Mantanona, all of Guam; brother Jay Ogden Foley, N.M.; and sister Patricia Quinn, Fla. He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Carrie Anne Foley.
Interment will be at Arlington National Cemetery on Oct. 30, 2003.
A Mass will be held at St. John Neumann Church at noon today, Oct. 2, 2003.