Gertrude K. Foley

Gertrude K. Foley, “Trudy” 93 of Newark, formerly of Secane, PA, passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, November 11, 2017, surrounded by her family.

She was proceeded in death by her husband Edward J. Foley, Sr.  Trudy is survived by her daughter Mary Collins of Newark, her son Edward J. Foley, Jr., his wife Patricia of Chester, VA and her grandchildren Doug and Kathryn Collins and Eddie and Bob Foley.

Trudy was born in Philadelphia, PA the daughter of the late Margaret (Ford) and James J. Kane. She graduated from West Catholic High School for Girls and worked as a key punch operator at Vertol in Morton, PA. She was a 4-H Club leader and led the Secane Busy Bakers. She and her late husband Edward started the Delaware County Irish Dancers teaching dance classes at Springfield High School. Later Trudy continued to teach Irish dancing at the New Castle County Irish Society until 2017.  She was a member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Funeral services will be held at 10 AM on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 701 S College Ave, Newark, DE 19713. Visitation for family and friends will be begin at 9 AM. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Trudy Foley to the New Castle County Irish Society, 1301 S Rodney Ave, Wilmington, DE 19805 for the installation of a new dance floor.


Submitted by Deborah Piccone on
“May Jehovah sustain you at this time of such great loss.”

Submitted by O. Hicks on
I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. I offer my deepest condolences. I know Gertrude K. Foley will be dearly missed. One thing I hope can bring you comfort is the Bible. At 2 Corinthians 1: 3,4- “... The father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all trials...” I know it is never easy to bury those closest to us.

Submitted by Y. Holland on
"My deepest Sympathy go to the Foley family, may your memories of your loss loved one comfort you and your family today and always, please take comfort in God's word at 2 Corinthians 1:3 "Praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort".