Official Obituary of

Kathleen (Foley) Sargent

August 31, 2023

Kathleen Sargent Obituary

Kathleen “Kay” (Foley) Sargent passed away on Thursday, August 31 at the age of 99.

Kay is survived by her three sons, Ralph W. Sargent, Jr. and his wife Sheila; Stephen P. Sargent and his wife Barbara; and John T. Sargent, all of Worcester; her sister-in-law, Mary Ellen (O’Loughlin) Foley; her eight grandchildren,  Stephen P. Sargent and his wife, Tina; Brian M. Sargent, and his wife Lauren; Caitlin Sargent Lubelczyk and her husband, Tom; Patrick K. Sargent; Brendan P. Sargent and his wife, Lauren; Sarah Sargent Heavey and her husband, Dan; Andrew Sargent: and Matthew Sargent; six great grandchildren, Olivia, Sophie, Michael, Ryan, Teddy and Harry; her long-time friend, Patricia “Pat” Fennell; many nieces and nephews; and Drs. Paulomi and Kanti Kanzaria and their children, Dr. Hemal Kanzaria and Dr. Janaki Shukla, who she loved like family. 

Kay was predeceased by her husband of 38 years, Ralph W. Sargent, Sr.; and her four brothers, Daniel J. Foley, and his wife Kathleen; John J. Foley and his wife, Roberta; Francis “Doodie” Foley and his wife, Phyllis; and Joseph M. Foley; and three sisters, Mary Gray and her husband, Mickey; Helen Buma and her husband, Al, and Ann Foley.

Kay was born in Worcester on May 25, 1924 to Irish immigrant parents Timothy J. and Catherine (McMahon) Foley. Like her siblings, she spent most of her life living on Grafton Hill in Worcester.

Kay graduated from St. Stephen’s High. She worked several years for New England Telephone Company. 

Kay was most proud of being a Foley, her Irish heritage, and watching her grandchildren grow up. She enjoyed visits from her great grandchildren, hosting her family for breakfast on Sundays, pizza with a good crust on Friday nights, sipping her evening Manhattan, going to lunch with Pat, Babe and Jane, watching Tim Russert; and listening to stories about the annual Foley Golf Classic. 

Family and friends will gather for a Funeral Service on Wednesday, September 6, with a Mass at 11 a.m. in Saint John’s Church, 40 Temple Street, Worcester. Burial will follow in St. John’s Cemetery, Worcester.

Arrangements are under the care of Athy Memorial Home, 111 Lancaster St., Worcester. 

The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the staff at Notre Dame Health Care in Worcester for taking care of Kay in her final years. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Kay’s name to Notre Dame Health Care, 559 Plantation St., Worcester, Mass. 01605.

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Funeral Mass
September 6, 2023

11:00 AM
St. John's Church
40 Temple Street
Worcester, MA 01604

September 6, 2023

12:30 PM
St. John's Cemetery
260 Cambridge Street
Worcester, MA 01603


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