Josephine Marlene Foley
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A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Wednesday for Josephine Marlene “Jo” Foley, 88, a lifelong Banta resident, who died March 6.

Mrs. Foley, born in Manteca on March 2, 1926, retired in 1987 after a 43-year career at Bank of America in Tracy.

She was an active member of the community, volunteering time at Sutter Tracy Community Hospital, St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, Tracy Interfaith Ministries and Delta Blood Bank. She was also a Salvation Army bell ringer and an election poll worker.

Survivors include a daughter, Tish Foley of Modesto; a son, Robert J. Foley of Tracy; three sisters-in-law, Irma Amaral Leonard of Lodi, Marilyn Amaral of Siskiyou County and Donna Amaral of Tracy; three grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her husband of 58 years, Robert J. Foley; a daughter, Colleen Foley Boyle; her parents, Manuel and Rosa Amaral; five siblings, Laura Smith, Marie Cunha, Rose Passetti, Manuel Amaral and Joseph Amaral; and a granddaughter.

Wednesday’s Mass will begin at 10:30 a.m. at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, 163 W. Eaton Ave., followed by burial in Tracy Cemetery, 501 E. Schulte Road. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Fry Memorial Chapel, 550 S. Central Ave., and a rosary and vigil will begin at 7 that evening.

Contributions in Mrs. Foley’s name may be sent to Tracy Interfaith Ministries, 311 W. Grant Line Road, Tracy, CA 95376; to Hospice of San Joaquin, 3888 Pacific Ave., Stockton, CA 95204; or to a local charity of the donor’s choice.

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