Corinne Margaret Foley

September 25, 1911 –  July 21, 2010 

Corinne Margaret Foley Corinne Margaret Foley, 98, died at her home in Canterbury with her family at her side on July 21, 2010. She was born September 25, 1911 in Van Buren, Maine, to Alphonse and Febronie ( Beaulieu) Violette. Corinne graduated from Sacred Heart High School in Van Buren, ME in 1930 and on October 5, 1931 was married to Leo Paul Foley. Shortly after, they moved to Lincoln, NH to begin raising their family. She was employed at the former Franconia Paper Co. for 29 years as a telephone operator and a billing clerk; she also worked at several local Gift Shops in the Lincoln – Woodstock area. She was an active member of St. Joseph’s Parish in Lincoln. Corinne was very involved as a member of the Daughters of Isabella and served as their Regent and held other offices as well. After their retirement, Leo and Corinne spent the winter months in Florida and the summer months in Northeast Harbor, ME where they ran the Colonel’s Deli for their daughter and son in law. In 1979 they sold their home in Lincoln and moved to Manchester, NH. She has lived with her daughter in Canterbury since 1997. She was predeceased in May of 1990 by her loving husband of 59 years who was the love of her life, and also by a granddaughter, Mary Elizabeth Sawyer in 1960, and a great, great grandson Sawyer Dean Taylor in 2008. In Her Life: Corinne enjoyed raising her family. She loved to cook and try new recipes. No one made a better boiled dinner or baked tastier dessert bars and dinner rolls than she. At Christmas time popcorn balls were always a favorite and became a family tradition, as did making and decorating wreaths with pine boughs. In the fall she would collect pinecones and acorns to make pinecone wreaths; she even had a craft room for others to enjoy this craft. In recent years she spent time watching TV and was a fan of both the Red Sox and the Celtics. As a pass time she knitted dishcloths to give to family and friends. She loved doing the daily Jumble in the Union Leader and was very good at it. She leaves five daughters, Arlene Mulleavey of Woodstock, Eileen Branch and her husband Edmund of Bass Harbor, ME, Shirley Mayhew and her husband Murdock (Hawkshaw) of Manchester, NH, Joyce Arsenault and her husband Rene of Lancaster, NH, and Sally Foley with whom she lived in Canterbury. She leaves 22 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren and 18 great, great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Services: Calling hours are on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Fournier-Hale Funeral Home. 144 Main St. North Woodstock, NH. The funeral service will be on Saturday at 10 a.m. St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Church St. in Lincoln. The Reverend John Mackenzie will celebrate her Mass. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to: Rev. Robert P. Reed, Catholic TV, 34 Chestnut Street, P.O. Box 9196, Watertown, MA 02471 or Concord VNA – Hospice, 30 Pillsbury Street, Concord, NH 03301. Online guestbook at

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