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Elena Rose (DelGiudice) Foley

March 31, 1925 ~ April 26, 2019 (age 94)

Elena Rose Foley, 94, died Friday, April 26, at Philip Hulitar Hospice Care Center. She was the wife of the late Emmett L. “Bud” Foley.


Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Antonio and Rose E. (Caproni) DelGiudice, she lived in the Smith Hill neighborhood of Providence for most of her life.


Elena was a crystal inspector for Swarvoski for many years before retiring. She was a graduate of Rhode Island College and was an accomplished classical pianist.


She is survived by her five daughters, Marjorie L. Coleman, Jacqueline F. Paccasassi, Anne F. Foley, Toni Zhao, Mary Jane Foley, 8 grandchildren, and 12 great grandchildren. She was the sister of the late A. Richard DelGiudice, John C. DelGiudice, and Carole F. Cutroneo.


The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 10 am in the Russell J. Boyle & Son Funeral Home, 331 Smith Street, Providence. Burial will follow in Saint Francis Cemetery, Pawtucket. Visiting hours Tuesday, 4-8 pm. Should friends desire donations to American Cancer Society 931 Jefferson Blvd #3004, Warwick, RI 02886 in her memory would be appreciated.

Donations may be made to:

American Cancer Society
931 Jefferson Blvd Suite #3004, Warwick RI 02886
Tel: 1-800-227-2345
Web: http://www.cancer.org/

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