Terry A. (Foley) Finley

Born: Sun., Sep. 11, 1955
Died: Fri., Sep. 2, 2016


11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Sat., Sep. 10, 2016
Location: Harrisville

Private Funeral Service

Sat., Sep. 10, 2016
Location: Scanlon Funeral Home, Harrisville

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HARRISVILLE, NY ~ Terry A. Finley, 60, of South Creek Rd., Harrisville, died unexpectedly on Friday, September 2, 2016 at Guthrie Robert Parker Hospital in Sayre, PA, where she had been admitted after being airlifted from Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital in Bath, NY.  She had been stricken earlier while working in the area.

Born September 11, 1955 in Gouverneur, NY, a daughter of John E. “Jack” and Verna A. Foley, she was educated in Harrisville Central Schools.  After working as a stay-at-home Mom for a number of years, she completed her education by first acquiring her GED, and then graduating with an Associate’s Degree from Mater Dei College in Ogdensburg, followed by graduating from SUNY Canton where she received an Associate’s Degree in Physical Therapy.  

During the 1990’s, Terry worked as a Teacher’s Aide at Clifton Fine Central School in Star Lake, and after receiving her Physcial Therapy Degree, she worked as a Physical Therapy Assistant for a number of area hospitals.  She eventually accepted a position as an Assistant Physical Therapist for AMN Healthcare and Club Staffing traveling to jobs and hospitals throughout New York, Vermont and Pennsylvania where she specialized in elder therapy.

Terry was always an outdoors enthusiast who for many years enjoyed snow skiing and bike riding, sometimes up to 20 to 30 miles a day.  She loved to read, especially outside with the sun shining, was known for her “green thumb” ability and knack for growing beautiful potted plants, and took great pleasure in saving and displaying the artwork of her children and grandchildren.  Above all, she loved all of her family and was so extremely proud of her sons and their careers.  She was a working grandmother who adored and always took time for her grandchildren, and will lovingly be remembered by them as “GT”, and by the little ones, as “EE”.  Her life was full of accomplishments, and to those who knew her, she will always be remembered for her compassion and willingness to always help others.

She is survived by her three sons and two daughters-in-law, Eric J. Foley, of Harrisville, Elijah P. and Brooke Finley, of Hermon, and Alexander J. and Kathleen Finley, of Carthage; seven grandchildren, Morgan Finley, Dylan Finley, Ryker Finley, Phillip LaVancha, and twins, Lincoln and Isabella Finley; two sisters, Laurie J. (Douglas) Watson, of Harrisville, and Patti L. Foley, of Cape Canaveral, FL; two brothers, Scott F. (Judy) Foley, of Green Brier, AR, and Craig S. Foley, of Harrisville, and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. She is also survived by her loving partner, Craig Young, of Port Byron, NY.

Predeceasing Terry was her father, who died in 2000, and her mother, who died three weeks ago on August 13, 2016.

Terry’s funeral service and interment will be private.  

Calling hours for family and friends will be held on Saturday, September 10, 2016, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Scanlon Funeral Home, 14187 State St., Harrisville.  Following her calling hours, all are invited to a funeral reception that will be held at the former Kilbourn’s Hotel in Harrisville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Harrisville Free Library.

To view Terry’s online obituary or leave a message of sympathy for her family, please visit www.scanlonfuneral.com

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Kelly (Rice) White
   Posted Sun September 04, 2016
Eric, Elijah and Alex,
Please know you are all in my thoughts. I am so sorry for your loss. I loved your mom and you have lost her way too soon. I got to know your mom even more after I moved away from Harrisville because we went to SUNY Canton together for Physical Therapy. I will forever be grateful for her. She was my strength when I wanted to give up. Thinking of you all and your families, keeping you in my prayers. Sending love and many hugs.

Bridget McLane
   Posted Sun September 04, 2016
Kathy, Alex and families, We are so sorry for all of your family. You will remain in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs for all. B

Floy Kilbourn
   Posted Mon September 05, 2016
My condolences go to all of Terry's family - her son's and their families as well as Laurie, Patty, Craig and Scott. Your family has been through so much - my heart breaks for all of you! Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time of loss especially so soon after losing your mom/grandma. 🙏✝♥️

Elton and Lynda wood
   Posted Mon September 05, 2016
To the foley family. Sorry for your loss. We didnot realize that your loss your mother too untill now. Our prayers go out to everyone. We know that terry and your mom will be sadly miss. Lynda and Elton wood

Doreen Salcido
   Posted Mon September 05, 2016
I am saddened to hear this. I subbed for in her position at CFCS. She was an awesome lady and I always enjoyed our conversations. I saw her a few years ago and we talked as if a day hadn't passed. She will be always be in my thoughts and prayers32...God Bless you all ....

Judy Bartlett
   Posted Mon September 05, 2016
So sorry Philip, Morgan and Dylan Love ya Aunt Judy and Uncle Mike Bartlett

Timothy Kilbourn
   Posted Tue September 06, 2016
My thoughts and prayers are with You, Family and Friends. So sorry that I cannot make it up to Harrisville for you but will be in my heart just like the rest of the Kilbourn Family.

Mark & Kelly Ritz
   Posted Tue September 06, 2016
Your family is in our thoughts & prayers, so sorry for your loss, may God give you strength.
Mark & Kelly Ritz

yvonne manchester evans
   Posted Tue September 06, 2016
I would like to send my sympathys to the family of terry. she was a wonderful neighbor when I worked for the hawthorns. I always enjoyed visiting with her. I am going to miss her on my facebook as I e njoyed seeing thee pictures of her grandchildren on there. may god bless and comfort each one of you during this time. my prayers and thoughts are with each one of you. god bless and comfort you . love and prayers Yvonne evans.

Susan Burgess
   Posted Tue September 06, 2016
I was saddened to hear of the passing of both Terry and Verna. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Deb Buckingham
   Posted Wed September 07, 2016
Dear Patty, Laurie, Craig and Scott, I was so sorry to hear of Terry's passing. Such a shock. I remember her and the rest of the "Foley kids' with fondness when we lived as neighbors growing up on on Maple Street all those years ago. My deepest sympathy for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all, as well as Terry's kids and grandkids. So sad, especially so close to the passing of your mom Verna. May they both rest in peace. Patty, I am sorry we have lost touch over the years and I hope you are doing well in Florida. Deb Buckingham

John and Cheryl Mclear
   Posted Fri September 09, 2016
We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Pam Reed
   Posted Fri September 09, 2016
To the Foley family....I was saddened to hear of Terry's passing. I have many good memories of us all running up and down Maple Street, sliding down the hill in back of your house and playing Annie Annie Over at mine. I loved your Mom and Dad and was sad to hear of Verna's passing just weeks ago. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Sherry Stanford
   Posted Tue September 13, 2016
So sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

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