Adeline M. (Furlotte) Foley, age 98

of Braintree

Adeline M. (Furlotte) Foley, age 98

Adeline M. (Furlotte) Foley, age 98, a longtime resident of Braintree, died unexpectedly, Thursday, September 30, 2021 at Alliance Health at Braintree.

Adeline was born in Nash Creek, New Brunswick, Canada, to the late Ferdinand and Annie (LaPointe) Furlotte. She was raised and educated in Nash Creek and immigrated to the United States in 1949, arriving in Rumford, Maine. In 1951, she moved to Boston where she lived for many years in Roxbury and Dorchester before moving to Braintree in the early 1980s.

She was a devoted homemaker but had also worked for the City of Quincy for ten years, as a secretary with the Quincy Police Department and later at the former Quincy City Hospital. Adeline was an accomplished seamstress who worked at the former Lord & Taylor’s at the South Shore Plaza.

As a young mother, Adeline made suits and outfits for children and family. She enjoyed music, dancing, knitting, and playing Bingo at the Braintree senior center.

Adeline was a woman of faith and an active member of Saint John the Baptist Parish in Quincy.

She was devoted to her family and was especially proud of her grandchildren and great granddaughter.

Beloved wife of the late Earle F. Foley.

Devoted mother of Glendon A. Foley and his wife Kim of Watertown, Terrence J. Foley and his wife Kathleen (Coyne) Foley of Braintree, Winnifred Foley of Tampa, Fla., Anita M. Wakim of Taunton, and Paula M. Foley of Hingham.

Loving grandmother of Shannon Foley and her husband Paul McLoughlin of Milton, Anthony Wakim of Orlando, Fla., Maggie Callaghan and her husband Dan of Colorado.

Cherished great-grandmother of Méabh McLoughlin

Adeline was one of ten siblings and was the dear sister of Celina Butcher, Allison Furlotte, and Evelyn Hance, all of Canada. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Wednesday, October 6, from 4 – 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Saint John the Baptist Church, 44 School Street, Quincy, on Thursday, October 7, at 10 a.m. The Mass will be livestreamed at Interment to follow at Cedar Grove Cemetery, Dorchester.

For those who wish, donations in Adeline’s memory may be made to the Braintree Council on Aging, 71 Cleveland Avenue, Braintree, MA 02184.


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  • Dearest Terry, Kathy and family
    Our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your mom. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.
    Sending love and light. Ray and Viv

  • My deepest sympathies to all her family. I always enjoyed Aunt Adeline’s visits to Canada and she was always ready for a long conversation since I was little.
    May she rest in peace after a long well lived life!
    Jonathan Carrier – Evelyn’s grandson.

  • Our deepest condolances to the family of Adeline from Ozzie and Connie we both loved Adeline so much

  • Wishes of courage and peace to the family of Adeline Foley, may she rest in peace, love Nelly Hottenrott

  • To the Foley Family…I am so sorry for your loss. I will miss her face timing me at any minute. She was the best Godmother a girl could want!! I loved her energy and I remember the last bit of advice she gave me. Loved her dearly.
    “When there is sadness in a well loved family…there is sadness in all.”

    Love…Judy Maltais. Godchild and niece.

  • Very sorry for your loss. I met Addie while she was at the John Scott House in Braintree when I would visit my mom. She was very sweet and I always enjoyed chatting with her. May she Rest In Peace 🙏

  • My sincere condolences to the Foley family. Aunt Adeline was one of a kind ❤️ I always enjoyed her visits and our chats. I will forever remember all the good memories. May she Rest In Peace. Sending Love, grand niece JoJo xo

  • Glen, Terry, Winnie, Anita, Paula and Families,
    My sympathy goes out across the miles at this sad time.
    I always enjoyed seeing Adeline on her visits, and I was always amazed at her ability ta recount and share stories from a time that was , as recently as this past summer. I know she will be missed, but the welcome awaiting her as she returns “home” should be overwhelming with so many of her loved ones to greet her.
    We’ll hope there’ is music and dancing!
    Love and prayers , Cousin Betty.

  • Our deepest sympathies to you Glen and your family. May she rest in peace.

  • In time of sorrow, when words of comfort are needed most, it seems they are most difficult to say.But may you find comfort in knowing that warm thoughts and sympathy are with you love Annie 🙏🏻❤️

  • You left us beautiful memories your visits every summer it was always. Nice to see you sending LOVE. ANNIE ❤️😘

  • Deepest condolences to all. We always enjoyed Aunt Adeline’s visit at Grammys (Edna), she will be sadly missed and forever in our hearts…Carolle and John xox

  • Our heartfelt condolences for the family
    May she rest in peace she will be surely missed.
    Sending prayers from your niece joanne and family.
    Love and prayers from your sister Evelyn Furlotte

  • Hi Anita and family, I am sorry for your loss. It sounds like your Mom lived a full life. Sending love and light!
    You are all in my thoughts and prayers! ❤️