Darlene Cecelia (nee Maruska) Foley, 82 of Stillwater, MN, passed away peacefully January 16, 2022, surrounded by her family.
Born September 18, 1939 to Jerome and Genevieve (Young) Maruska in St. Paul, MN.
Darlene was a 1957 graduate from Monroe High School in St. Paul, MN. She spent most of her career working as a paraprofessional at Oakland Jr. High, in Lake Elmo, MN. Darlene was also a long-time member of St. Brenda's Band at St. Michael's Catholic Church.
We are so very grateful to her caregivers at The Lakes of Stillwater and Lakeview Hospice for their care and support.
Darlene is survived by her children, Kathlene (Todd) Junker, Colleen (Brian) Foley and Brian (Rose) Foley; grandchildren, Talia (Nathan) Carrier, Tonna (Benjamin) Hangge, Todd (Brittany) Junker, Jr., Ross (Ellen) Halverson, Ryan (Stacey) Halverson, Mikaela (Greg) Richert, Creighton Foley, Eryn (Jesse Leegan) Foley, Adam Kycia, Julian Kycia and 17 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Jerome "Jerry" Foley (died December 14, 2021), parents, Jerome and Genevieve Maruska, special aunt, Cecelia Young, and grandson, Patrick Kycia.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or St. Michael's Catholic Church, in Stillwater, MN.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Jerry and Darlene will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 29, 2022 at the Church of St. Michael, 611 S. Third St., Stillwater, MN 55082 with visitation one hour prior to the Mass. The Mass will also be live streamed on the church’s Facebook site.
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