Janice A. Foley, 70, of Walton peacefully and unexpectedly went home to the Lord on Friday, December 2, 2022 at home.
Janice was born on December 12, 1951 in Hoboken, NJ. She was the youngest child and only daughter of the late Bernard and Josephine (Henning) Fiedler. On February 20,1988 she married the greatest love of her life, Bernard E. Foley, Sr. He predeceased her on June 22, 2004.
Janice was a daycare provider in her home for 30 years. She lovingly took care of countless children through those years as if they were her own. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Walton where she served as a trustee for many years, treasurer for the UMW, performed countless administrative and financial duties, and was one of the founding mothers of the pork roast dinner. She was also on the committee that remodeled the kitchen after the flood of 2006. Every year she meticulously organized a basket auction which not only helped raise money for the church, but also a local family in need. Decades ago, Janice and her late husband organized the sponsoring of the church Altar Family which consists of collecting donations of food and gifts to bless a family in need during the holidays. She was also a member and officer of the Walton Grange assisting with welcoming new members, the kitchen committee, and willingly baking her “world famous” cream puffs for events and fundraisers.
In her spare time, she enjoyed reading, doing puzzles, crocheting, knitting, gardening, and most importantly spending time with family and friends (who were really family also). Christmas was her favorite time of year. She loved to decorate every room of her home with holiday cheer. Every room had a Christmas tree—or two or three! She was a giver. Dedicated to helping anyone who needed it in whatever way she could—whether it be offering odd jobs around her home or adopting families in need to deliver food and gifts to.
Janice is survived by and will forever be missed by her loving family. Her children: Helen (Shawn) Murphy of Walton; Nicole (Brian McNamara) Hodorovych of Sidney Center; Jenna (Brad) Skinner of Downsville; Brie (Paul) Freese of FL; Christopher (Tracey) Foley of MO; Samantha Fiduccia, Angela Espada, Tammy Monaco, Bernie Foley, and Gerry Foley
Grandchildren: Ashleigh (Butch Taylor) Murphy; Cameron (Erin Lutz) Murphy; Collin (Rachel Carman) Hodorovych; Carter McNamara; Megan (Austin Kilmer) McNamara; Kaitlyn McNamara; Katrina (Blake Shaw) Skinner; Matthew (Mara Frisbee) Skinner; Malcolm Skinner; Charlotte Freese; Kara, Isaiah, Ivannah, Samantha, Jeremiah, and Kaylah Foley
Great-grandchildren: Landon, Tripp, Wilder, Knox, and Ryatt Taylor; Amelia, Justin, Ryan, and Carolea Somers; Maisyn Lutz; Ava Hodorovych; and baby boy Hodorovych on the way
Her brothers and sisters-in-law: Kenneth (Ann) Fiedler of NJ; Larry (Florence) Fiedler of NJ; Joseph (Nora) Fiedler of Elmira, NY; Thomas (Gerri) Fiedler of FL; Paula Fiedler of NY; Evelyn Fiedler of CA; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins; and all of her church family. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her son: Joshua B. Foley; brothers: Robert Fiedler, Bernie Fiedler, and special sister in law, Lillian Fiedler.
A celebration of Janice’s life will be held on Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at 1 PM at the First United Methodist Church, 101 North St., Walton, NY with Pastor Christine Lindeberg officiating. Please wear orange if you can as it was Janice’s favorite color, or anything Christmasy. Burial will be at the Walton Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Condolences to the family may be made online by visiting our website at www.courtneyfh.com.
Although she loved receiving flowers, instead please consider making a Memorial Contribution in Janice’s memory to the Walton Food Bank, Heart of the Catskills Humane Society, help a family in need this holiday season, or to a local charity of your choice.