Alfred J. Foley Jr., 88, of Marlborough


Marlborough – Alfred J. Foley Jr., 88, of Marlborough, passed away peacefully Sept. 9, 2019 after a lengthy illness at St. Patrick’s Manor in Framingham.

Born Sept. 28, 1930, he was the son of the late Alfred J. Foley Sr. and Rita (Halloran) Paino and the husband of the late Lorraine E. (Crocker) Foley, who died in 2018. He was also predeceased by his son, Mark, in 2013.

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Alfred grew up in Waltham. After attending high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War, serving from 1950-1954. After being discharged from the Air Force, he attended Northeastern University.

He worked at Avery Dennison for over 30 years as an analytical chemist until his retirement in 1995.

Alfred is survived by his son, Charles Crocker of Marlborough; his daughter, Susan Van Arsdell and her husband Kevin of Bedford, N.H.; his grandchildren, Jonathan Van Arsdell and his wife Maggie, Laura Tobin and her husband Brian, and Liam Foley; and his great-grandchildren, Hannah Van Arsdell and Grayson Tobin. He is also survived by his daughter-in-law, Lynne Foley; his sister-in-law, Mitzi Driscoll; his brother-in-law, Jack Driscoll; and many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held Thursday, Sept. 12, from 5-7 p.m., at the Slattery Funeral Home, Inc., 40 Pleasant St., Marlborough. A funeral Mass will be held Friday, Sept. 13, at 11 a.m., at Immaculate Conception Church, 11 Prospect St., Marlborough. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery, Wilson Street, Marlborough.

Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 100 North Parkway, Suite 105, Worcester, MA 01605.