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In Memory of

Esperanza L. Foley

August 1, 1934 - October 8, 2016

Obituary


Esperanza Laos Foley, age 82, passed away on Saturday, October 8, 2016 in Henrico, Virginia. She was born on August 1, 1934 in Lima, Peru. "Espy" Foley or Hope (which means Esperanza in Spanish) Foley, as she was commonly called, was the oldest daughter of the late Roberto and Raquel Laos and wife of the late Joseph Timothy Foley. She moved to Washington, D.C. in the 1960's, learned English, began working as a secretary for the United Nations in Washington, D.C., and later met her future husband, Joseph Foley. They married on April 19, 1969...

Esperanza Laos Foley, age 82, passed away on Saturday, October 8, 2016 in Henrico, Virginia. She was born on August 1, 1934 in Lima, Peru. "Espy" Foley or Hope (which means Esperanza in Spanish) Foley, as she was commonly called, was the oldest daughter of the late Roberto and Raquel Laos and wife of the late Joseph Timothy Foley. She moved to Washington, D.C. in the 1960's, learned English, began working as a secretary for the United Nations in Washington, D.C., and later met her future husband, Joseph Foley. They married on April 19, 1969 and were married for 33 years before his death in 2002. She was a devout Catholic, loyal wife, and became a full-time, dedicated mother and homemaker when her oldest daughter, Hope, was born in 1970. Her youngest daughter, Grace, was born in 1975. Her mother, Raquel, moved to this country, lived with her and assisted her in caring for her daughters. She was also a dedicated daughter who cared for her mother in her home in her twilight years when she became ill, and up until her death.

Esperanza was loved and admired as a sweet lady by all who had the good fortune of knowing her, and she will be remembered as one of the kindest, interesting, knowledgeable, and talented women who ever lived. She was an extremely talented artist. She enjoyed jewelry, music, drawing, painting, photography, sewing, and traveling. She was also ambitious and used her love of jewelry to set up her own business of gifts and jewelry known as 'Hope Jewelry and Gifts' for a period of time. She loved dressing well and looking nice. All who knew her, especially her loving family, truly enjoyed spending time with Hope and will miss her conversations on different topics. She was extremely proud of her daughters, spoke of them often, and wanted the best of everything for them, so she always spent a great deal of time making sure that they were okay and addressing their different needs. Her kindness, wisdom and sense of humor will never be forgotten. Espy was a remarkable woman who was much loved and will be sorely missed.

Espy is survived by her daughter, Hope (Foley) Starks and son-in-law, Herb Starks, Jr., of Hopewell, VA, her daughter, Grace Foley, of North Waterboro, ME, her sister Marcela (Laos) Scotto and her nephew Jose Scotto both of Deerfield Beach, FL.