Sr. Ursula Foley

Obituary of Sr. Ursula Foley

Ursula Foley, CSJ

A gifted teacher, a lover of life and laughter, and a woman of deep faith. Born Eugenia Anne Foley in Milwaukee, WI on December 15, 1922, she died peacefully at Carondelet Village in St. Paul, on August 25, 2022. In 1943 she entered the community of the Sisters of St. Joseph and was given the name Sister Ursula Foley. She was missioned to the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, where she received a BS in Library Science and Latin (1948) and was assigned to be reference librarian in St. Catherine’s library. She later received an MA in Latin and Humanities from the University of MN (1969). Ursula’s teaching career spanned more than 30 years with students often regarding her as “a favorite who left a lasting impression.” Latin and History were her areas of expertise, teaching at many Twin City high schools including: Derham Hall and St. Agnes in St. Paul, St. Anthony and St. Margaret Academy in Minneapolis, and St. Mary’s Academy in Graceville where, in her own words, she had the best two teaching years of her entire religious life. Her time at St. Margaret’s was highlighted by a trip to the U.S.S.R. with a comparative education group visiting communist schools in Leningrad and Moscow. After teaching, Ursula worked as an office clerk at Quorum Systems in Bloomington, a Project Lookout Security Coordinator for a twenty-one story high rise, and a grievance hearing officer for the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority headquarters. When asked if she thought she would live to be 100 she said,“anything’s possible.”

Ursula is preceded in death by her parents James and Kathleen (Duff) Foley, and brother, Richard Foley. She is survived by her cousin James Haight; many second cousins; dear friends; and the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet and Consociates. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, September 13, 2022, at 11:00 AM, in Our Lady of the Presentation Chapel, 1884 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, with burial following at Resurrection Cemetery in Mendota Heights. Memorials preferred to the Sisters of St. Joseph Ministries Foundation.

Dear Sister Ursula, rest in love and peace.

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Funeral Mass

11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday, September 13, 2022
Our Lady of Presentation
1880 Randolph Ave
St. Paul, Minnesota, United States


2:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Tuesday, September 13, 2022
Resurrection Cemetery
2101 Lexington Ave S
Mendota Heights, Minnesota, United States
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