Daniel Foley

Daniel Foley

May 14th, 1973 February 22nd, 2020

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Obituary for Daniel Foley

Daniel R. Foley, 46, of New Rochelle died on February 22, 2020 from 9/11 related pancreatic cancer. Danny is survived by his wife Carrie Benedict Foley, his children Erin, Kiera, Brianne, Kendall, and Thomas "TJ" Foley. Brother of Joanne Foley (Ron Swaney). Uncle of Casey, Cody and McKenna Gross, Lily, Charlie and Owen Benedict. Brother-in-law of Chris and Kim Benedict, KC Gross and son-in-law of Alan and Maria Benedict. He was predeceased by his parents Patricia and Thomas Foley, and his brother Thomas J. Foley (9/11 Rescue 3). Also survived by his dear friends and brother firefighters, many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
Danny graduated from Clarkstown South in 1991 and went on to Iona College where he played football, graduating in 1995. He joined FDNY in 1998 and was with Rescue Co. 3 in the Bronx. He had a passion for football and boxing in his younger days, and hunting, fishing, boating, country music and 2-stepping, traveling, and shenanigans with his friends and family. He demanded only the very best from himself and everyone else around him.
The family will receive friends at the WESTCHESTER FUNERAL HOME, INC. EASTCHESTER Tuesday and Wednesday 3-8pm. Mass of Christian Burial Thursday February 27th at 10:30am at Holy Family Church, New Rochelle. Interment to follow at St. Anthony's Cemetery, Nanuet, NY. In lieu of flowers friends who wish may contribute to Gilda's Club White Plains,, who were instrumental in providing care for his children; or to the FF Thomas J. Foley Foundation,, to continue the education of the events relating to 9/11, including those affected currently and in the future. To sign our online guestbook visit

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  • Visitation

    February 25th, 2020 | 3:00pm - 8:00pm
    Westchester Funeral Home, Inc.
    190 Main Street
    Eastchester, NY
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    February 25th, 2020
    3:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Second Visitation

    February 26th, 2020 | 3:00pm - 8:00pm
    Westchester Funeral Home, Inc.
    190 Main Street
    Eastchester, NY
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    February 26th, 2020
    3:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Service

    February 27th, 2020 | 10:30am
    Holy Family Church
    83 Clove Road
    New Rochelle, NY
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    February 27th, 2020
  • Interment

    St. Anthony's Cemetery
    36 W Nyack Road
    Nanuet, New York
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Judith Speckmann Garlow

I am so sad for your entire family. I met Danny at the memorial for Tommy in 2011, briefly. Patricia and I are cousins and my husband Pete and I enjoyed our visits with the family on our Great Grandfather's farm and the family home. Pat and I remained close until her passing and we always talked about Tommy and Danny and the memorial. I visited it in October and found great peace. Your family knows that Danny is at peace and with family members in Heaven. My love and prayers to you all.
Comment | Posted at 01:32pm via Condolence

Eddie Pugsley

Heartbroken to hear, grateful to have memories, hopeful for the for you and your family Carrie is everywhere, and always will be. Eddie P.
Comment | Posted at 01:08am via Condolence

Armeen Poor

I met Danny on a flight to Nashville 4 years ago. We sat next to each other, and when he learned I was a physician we had a conversation I knew I would never forget. He told me about his brother, his heroism, and the loss of his mother. He asked me thoughtful questions about my work and listened intently as we discussed a variety of topics. He told me about what it was like to care for his mother at the end of life. While he insisted on treating me to rounds of Bud Light, Dan shared with me his thoughts on the importance of holistic care and dignity for dying patients. He was gregarious, warm, and engaging. His words resonated with me, especially as I was a young physician who often took care of patients at the end of life. His insight into such a profound topic was unparalleled and left a lasting impression on me. I learned more from him during that flight than I had from many teachers throughout my medical training. After the plane landed we parted ways, but I knew much of the Foley story would stay with me.

Almost exactly 1 month later, during my last day (and hours) of medical training in the hospital, I was on the phone with a younger doctor who was taking care of a dying patient. I explained to the intern my thoughts on ensuring the most appropriate end of life care. Much of what I was saying echoed the themes of my conversation with Danny during that flight. While I spoke, I felt a presence next to me. As I hung up the phone I looked across the nurse’s station and my jaw dropped – I saw Danny Foley staring right back at me, incredulously. We were both stunned, shook hands and said hello. He introduced me to his family (his father was in the hospital) and we reflected on our previous conversation.

During that flight to Nashville Danny insisted it was a certain fate that had us sitting next to each other on the plane. I didn’t know what to make of it at the time, but after running into him again in the hospital, I knew there was something more at play. This became even clearer earlier today when I was waiting for my car to be repaired at the auto-body shop and saw his face on TV. My jaw dropped again, as I immediately recognized him. An overwhelming sadness took over me.

It is with all this in mind, knowing very well that Danny Foley had stayed with me for these last several years, that I offer my condolences to the Foley family. I am saddened by this tragic loss, but grateful I had the chance to meet him in this most unique of circumstances. While I know he is gone, I am confident that what I learned from him on that flight will stay alive in me forever. Rest in peace.
Comment | Posted at 10:03pm via Condolence

Darlene, Kevin, Samantha & Lucas Kolton

We are honored to have had the chance to spend a little time with Dan & family in Pt. P. Dan is a Hero in every way. Love & prayers go out to you.
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Dorothy Benner

Dear Carrie and family,
Our hearts hurt for the loss of such a kind, caring man. We hurt for you, the children, and other family members who share his loss. We had such a wonderful time with Danny and you in Greeley, Colorado Springs, and New York. Your memories are so special and will be important in sustaining you and your family. May Danny rest in peace now, and the rest of you carry on with his brave, happy spirit with you. Love and prayers, Jerry and Dorothy Benner, Greeley, Colorado
Comment | Posted at 08:33am via Condolence

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