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Dessell D. Foy

February 7, 1923 — March 26, 2022

Dessell D. Foy, 99, of West Chester, PA, passed away March 26, 2022.

 

Born February 7, 1923 in Freed, WV, she was a daughter of the late Benjamin B. and Dolly Ruth (nee Richards) Dye.

 

Dessell earned her degree from Alderson Broaddus University, Philippi, WV, and worked in several medical centers and hospitals in the West Virginia area as a medical technologist. She lived the majority of her adult life with her beloved husband of 65 years, George F. Foy in West Caldwell, N.J., before moving to Hershey's Mill in West Chester in 1990. The couple owned and operated Chemical Business Development Company in Montclair, NJ, for many years. Afterwards she taught microbiology at the medical laboratory program at St. Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, NJ. Upon her relocation to West Chester, Dessell took on many volunteer roles at Paoli Hospital and within her village at Hershey’s Mill. She was a former Girl Scout Leader and was active in the Daughters of the American Revolution, Great Valley. She enjoyed playing bridge, mahjong, and traveling the world with her husband. She was an exceptional mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She will be dearly missed.

 

Dessell was the beloved wife of 65 years of the late George F. Foy; loving mother of Maureen Brown (George), West Chester, PA, Sheila Lacouture, Newtown, CT, and Michelle Jordan (the late Richard), Marietta, GA; adoring grandmother of George, Kevin (Christine), Alyssa, Bryan, Timothy, Robert (Kirsten), and Stephen (Jenn Croft); caring great-grandmother of Clara, Lucy, Rhett, and Fletcher; cherished sister of Patricia Lucas (David); and dear aunt of Janice Emerick (David) and Joyce Harris (Max).

 

Relatives and friends are invited to her Visitation 9:30 to 10:15 AM, Tuesday, April 5, 2022, at Ss. Peter and Paul Church, 1325 Boot Rd, West Chester, PA 19380, followed by her Funeral Mass at 10:30 AM. Interment at St. Agnes Cemetery, West Chester.

 

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation, PO Box 515, Northampton, MA 01061-0515.

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Interment

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

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Visitation

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

9:30 - 10:15am (Eastern time)

SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church

1325 Boot Rd, West Chester, PA 19380

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Tuesday, April 5, 2022

10:30 - 11:30am (Eastern time)

SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church

1325 Boot Rd, West Chester, PA 19380

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