Richard J. “Dick” “Sonny” Foye, age 86

of Braintree

Richard J. “Dick” “Sonny” Foye, age 86

Richard J. “Dick” “Sonny” Foye, age 86, of Braintree, formerly of Quincy, died peacefully, Friday, March 5, 2021, at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth.

Dick was born, raised, and educated in Jamaica Plain. Following his high school graduation, his passion for landscaping led him to further study Agriculture and Landscape Design at the University of Massachusetts.

He had lived in Braintree for the past seven years, previously in Quincy, and earlier in Dorchester.

Dick was proud to have served in the United States Army at the conclusion of the Korean conflict.

He was the owner and operator of Foye & Letendre Landscaping of Quincy for forty years.

Dick and his wife enjoyed travelling all over the world. He was a talented photographer and captured the world’s beauty through his lens. He was also an avid Boston sports fan. He was known as a devoted family man and loved family gatherings with all of his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Beloved husband of Kathleen F. (Mackey) Foye and the late Mary T. (Heanue) Foye.

Devoted father of Donna M. Somerville, Nancy A. Elliott, John F. Foye, all of Quincy, and the late Richard J. Foye, Jr.

Step-father of Patricia Tellier Gaut and her husband Adron of San Diego, Calif.

Brother of James Ryan of Norwood.

Son of the late Helen Lazzarro.

Dick is also survived by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A memorial Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Divine Mercy Parish in Saint Mary’s Church, 95 Crescent Street, West Quincy, on Saturday, March 13, at 10 a.m. Military Honors will follow. Relatives and friends are invited to attend.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Richard’s memory may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 209 W. Central Street, Suite 220, Natick, MA 01760.


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  • Sonny was always such a warm and sweet man & will surely be missed by all!
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Katie and Family!
    With Love,
    Paul and Cindy Wagner

  • Condolences to you and your family in the loss of your dad. Prayers and sympathy.

  • To Donna, Nancy, john, Sean, And Chris,
    We would like to send our deepest Sympathy to you all.
    Your father and grandfather was such a wonderful man!
    He knew how to enjoy his life traveling the world after he retired!
    God bless him. May he RIP.
    God bless you all.

  • Nancy, Donna and John,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. I have very fond memories of Uncle Sonny . You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  • To my dear friend Nancy and Donna I send my heart felt love to you both at this time of tremendous loss all I ever heard was Nancy always talking about her father weather traveling or spending time with his family get togethers may he Rest In Peace Amen love always The Dugan Family

  • So long to a good friend I will always remember all that you have taught me. To the foye family so very sorry for your lose. My thoughts and prays are with you all.

  • Sorry for your loss . Been a very long time.

  • So sorry thinking of you all Just found out today I wish I was at the Mass butbI am praying for you all God Bless

  • I am so sorry for your loss. He was a true gentleman and great person. Smile on his face everytime I saw him