Died: February 5, 2023
Married: William R. Foley
Children: Thomas Foley, William Foley, Barbara Foley, George Foley
Jewel Ann Foley was a long term officer of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Bloomingdale Fire Department.
She was a vocal opponent of the Adirondack Park Agency in 1970.
Adirondack Daily Enterprise, February 11, 2023
Jewel Ann Foley
Jewel Ann (Boardman) Foley passed away on Feb. 5, 2023 at her home in Bloomingdale.
Though she was a lifelong resident of the area; Jewel was born on Oct. 7, 1942 in Clifton Springs to Thomas J. and Florence G. (Bennett) Boardman a conductor on the LeHigh Valley Railroad, and owner of a candy store in Manchester, New York.
Jewel (Julie) moved with her mother and sister Nancy, to the Adirondacks at a very young age; settling with her grandparents Harry and Charity Bennett on the family homestead in Franklin Falls. She attended St. Bernard’s School and St. Pius X High School in Saranac Lake. After graduation, she attended Paul Smith’s College, followed by a lifelong career in the food and beverage business. Working for so many local business’ and hotels, the Dew Drop Inn was one of her favorites. Julie and her sister Nancy owned and operated local mainstays; including the Shamrock, The Swinging Tiger, The Pleasant View and the Brick Oven. Julie extended her employment to include state Department of Transportation, SUNY Albany and eventually Food Service at Bare Hill Correctional Facility, for state Corrections, retiring following an accident that disabled her.
Jewel married her husband of 26 years; William R. Foley on Feb. 11, 1967 in St. Bernard’s Church during the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. Mr. Foley, a musician and rigger trucker by trade, settled here in the Adirondacks and joined her operating the family businesses.
Jewel had no interest in recognition, preferring to accomplish goals and do for others behind the scenes. She volunteered endless hours to St. Bernard’s School for fundraising, library assistance and local investment to school support. Her legacy would be the inherent drive she instilled in her children to continue these causes. She also actively supported the Bloomingdale Fire Department auxiliary throughout most of her adult life.
Jewel is survived by her children Thomas Foley (Dody Day) of Stowe, Vermont; William Foley of Bloomingdale; Barbara Foley (Kenny Moore) of Saranac Lake; George Foley (Rebecca Brault) of Vermontville. Her grandchildren Courtney, Tai, Wyatt, Daniel, Paige and Sarah. As well as her favorite fur babies Gizmo and Libby. Jewel also leaves behind lifelong friends Shirley O’Neil, Pat Palmer and an endless line of friends and acquaintances.
Jewel was predeceased by her parents, grandparents, husband Bill (1993), her beloved sister and brother-in-law Nancy (2011) and Al (1990) Pandolfo, her granddaughter Cameron (1993) and her other favorite fur babies Lulu and Sugar.
Funeral arrangements are in care of the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home, 20 Church St., Saranac Lake, NY 12983. Per Jewel’s wishes there will be no calling hours or funeral services. Jewel will be remembered at the Feb. 19, 2023 Sunday mass at 10 a.m. at St. Bernard’s Church. A celebration of life will follow at The Shamrock in Saranac Lake. Graveside services are tentatively set for Saturday, May 20, 2023 at noon at St. Paul’s Cemetery in Bloomingdale.
Family and friends wishing to remember Jewel Ann Foley, may make memorial contributions to St. Bernard’s School in care of the funeral home. Family and friends may also share a memory, send a condolence and sign the online guest book at.
Adirondack Daily Enterprise, November 5, 1976
LIVING IN FEAR
I am afraid, I am living in fear and scared to death with concern for the safety of my four children, ages three to eight. I don't live in a city ghetto— I live in the Adirondack Park.
My home and business have been threatened with fire because I am against the Adirondack Park Agency. Four times last week I received threatening obscene telephone calls to burn us out. Now when the phone rings, I am afraid to answer. I can't leave my home or my children.
William Frenette of Tupper Lake made these threats to me because we are against the Adirondack Park Agency, and I was told I was first on the schedule.
Sometime ago we refused to buy the beer Mr. Frenette sells because of his support of the agency. We felt if he didn't care enough for the working people here and our customers, we didn't have to do business, with him. Apparently some other bars feel the same way.
But now he tells me to get my children out of my home. He may be here tonight, next week, or next month, because I am first on his list. I am a nervous wreck-- this is no way to live.
I called the police; they investigated and the judge fined him $50, and now he is out walking around and I am sick with worry for fear that he will carry out his threat. I wasn't even called to appear in court.
What is going on here when you can't conduct business as you see fit and a man obsessed with protecting the Adirondack Park Agency becomes as fanatical as they are and is let off free with a slap on the wrist, after he pleaded guilty.
The Adirondack Park Agency has put us in this position. What are they going to do about it??
Pleasant View Restaurant