Francis Foley III

Obituary of Francis Joseph Foley III

Frank “Like a hotdog” to his friends, passed away peacefully with his wife Lynn at his side on 6/29/2023, he was 73 years old, and resident of Salinas for 34 years. He was predeceased by his Mother Ann and Father Francis Joseph Foley Jr. Brother Edward, and Sister Trina. He leaves behind his niece Hana, and Nephews Omar, Ali, Jonas, and Majid. And Lynn Foley his wife of 42 years, who along with Frank’s sweet smile, laugh, and being her “best friend” no woman was more loved by her husband.

Frank was born in New Haven Connecticut in 1949. He attended Nyack Missionary College in Nyack New York majoring in vocal performance, and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in music. Frank moved to Boston for a short time after graduation, and then to Denver Colorado where in 1980 he married his wife Lynn Revell. Frank worked in the Security Industry for many years, most notably with the Bosch Corporation, troubleshooting complex security alarm systems. After leaving the security field, Frank took great pride and satisfaction in working at the Monterey County Election Department.

Frank’s three great passions were music, books and theology, and he studied all with great intensity. Two of his many favorite authors were C.S Lewis and Gilbert Keith Chesterton. As far as Frank’s love of music was concerned his favorite composers were John Philip Souza, George Gershwin, Steven Sondheim, Bach, and Charles Ives, just to name a few. Frank’s mission was to share his knowledge and love of music and his Christian faith, and the beauty, grace, and peace both bring to us as frail humans, in a very messy world.

Frank wanted to express his thanks and gratitude to all those who during his last challenging days, showed compassion, and made the “extra effort” to make his life more comfortable. Most notably the dedicated staffs at the VNA, Meals on Wheels, Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital, Alliance on Aging, and The Katherine rehab center. Also, his many cherished longtime college friends, who kept up his spirts via Facebook, and with cards and letters. Lastly, his local Salinas area friends, who not only comforted and supported him, but his wife Lynn as well, through his yearlong battle with a brain tumor.

A Catholic Mass will be held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 1 Railroad Ave., Spreckles, CA.

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