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In Tribute to Thomas Foley
32 years old.   Residence: West Nyack, N.Y.
Died in World Trade Center

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Tommy- beautiful inside and out! Country music, dancing, smiles and fun! A true man. A hero! Our time together was brief. You will always have a special place in my heart my friend! You are so missed but not forgotten! Love you:-) Lisa

*** Posted by Lisa Sweeney on 2010-09-10 ***

I never had the pleasure of meeting you, Mr. Tommy, but man, every memorial site dedicated to you that I have had the pleasure of visiting, you must not be a fraction under 10 feet tall! You, sir, are the very definition of a model friend, brother, son, and HERO. It is my grave misfortune to not have been able to enrich my life by meeting a wonderful friend like you in life. My heart cries for you and the family and friends you had to leave behind. I know in my Catholic faith and in my heart that you are a soldier of Christ to be sent wherever the Lord sends you to defend, rescue, and protect those in need. Your spirit is free to help all now, and guided by the love you left behind to all those who love you. God bless you, dear son of the Foleys. WE here all owe you infinitely for your ultimate sacrifice. Your face is the sun we see so bright every morning at sunrise. Earth cries out for a hero ... you, Thomas. Heaven praises you, a hero. May I have the honor of shaking your hand one day at the gates if they let me in? I pray GOD BLESS, PROTECT, and REST THE SOUL OF THOMAS J. FOLEY! May the canonization process begin, 'Saint' Thomas.

*** Posted by Mark W G in Texas on 2010-08-13 ***

I knew Tom back in the time when kids were innocent and a good time was a good fight on the neighbors' lawn just for a goof. I knew him through high school and a few experiences we shared. We socialized and would do our best at tackle football on the Prentice lawn in winter. Friends like Tom and John and Tim would often come. There was Roccabruno and Mike and Victor and Scanllon. Those were the times. Good times.

*** Posted by j (dot) davila2010 (at) hotmail (dot) com on 2010-07-17 ***

I happened upon pictures of a good friend's wedding in Vermont. I was amazed at two things: First, how many photos I had actually taken, and second, the incredible amount of people who attended the weekend. Tommy and Danny were there, as were a number of other firefighters. The days were filled with fun-filled events, and the nights with laughter and reminiscing about childhood ... a time of life missed by all. Today, it is events like the wedding which we reminisce upon and people like Tommy who are missed. I was searching for the annual golf outing information and found this interesting page. So to the Foley family, you are always in my prayers.... God bless.

*** Posted by Eddie P. on 2010-06-15 ***

I met a young woman today who lost her brother, Michael Weinberg, in the WTC. He was also a young firefighter, and she told his story. She worked in Tower II, but she was able to get out alive.

Her story made me think of Tommy, and I showed her Tommy's picture that we keep posted in our small resort lobby. We will keep it there forever to remind us of the hero, Tommy Foley. We, the entire Maassmann family, will always hold Tommy very dear to our hearts. He was the original force behind the Bobby Rowell Memorial Golf Outing that is still held each year, in honor of his friend, to raise money for a guide dog for a disabled person. I am a mother and a grandmother, and I cannot imagine the grief and pain that these families still always carry in their hearts.

*** Posted by Mrs.M. on 2010-02-20 ***

This year we met your mum—she was the volunteer at the WTC Tribute Centre. She spoke so proudly of all of her family, and it wasn't until the end of the tour, when she told the group of tourists her story, that we knew she had lost someone so close to her heart. I was choked up, and I have no idea how your mum does what she does every day without breaking down. No doubt the Foley family are all heroes, and I will never forget your mum's story. R.I.P. everybody who lost their life in 9/11.

*** Posted by Jo Dart on 2009-12-28 ***

Dear Tom,

Even though I did not know you, I learned of you from meeting your mom last night. Your mom and I both volunteer for the Tribute Center to "never forget" the sacrifices of all the men and woman killed in the terrorist attacks, and we both share in this great loss. I will remember you and dedicate my next walking tour to your memory. In talking with your mom, I know that your spirit is alive and will always watch over your family. May God continue to bless the Foley family.

Sincerely, Susan Wylie (survivor of 2 WTC / 92nd floor)

*** Posted by susan wylie on 2009-12-03 ***

R.I.P., Tom. We went to high school together.... Always praying for your family.

*** Posted by joy on 2009-10-09 ***

God bless him, his family and our country. We have not forgotten.

*** Posted by Anonymous on 2009-09-12 ***

It's been eight years, and it still feels like it just happened. My heart is so heavy. I wish I could do something for every friend and family member affected by this tragedy. Tom was such a bright star, such a sweet guy, always smiling—I can't get over the unfairness and cruelty of it all. This week especially he is in my family's thoughts and hearts.

*** Posted by Blair Hogan on 2009-09-10 ***

Rest in peace. You are missed, and I hope to see you again, my friend.

*** Posted by Michael on 2009-07-05 ***

I don't know him, but I can empathize.... To his mother and father: I'm so tremendously sorry for your most awesome and unbearable loss. I pray God ease your pain every day.

Faizal Alladina

*** Posted by Faizal Alladina on 2009-05-28 ***

Just seeing a person carrying the Foley name has brought a tear to my eye. God bless your soul. You are in my thoughts, Thomas.

Sarah Foley (Dublin, Ireland)

*** Posted by Sarah Foley on 2009-03-27 ***

We went to school together, and I visit Tommy's grave whenever I go back home. The first time I visited, on the day before Thanksgiving 2001, I met Tommy's father there, and it just broke my heart. I had a dream the morning Tommy's brother found his remains. In it, I was buried, and then someone was wiping away the dirt, and when I looked up, I saw Tommy's face as it was in 6th grade. It was so vivid, so real. Later that day, my brother called me to tell me that his remains were found.

*** Posted by Larissa on 2008-12-16 ***

I serve as a volunteer firefighter in Colorado. On 9/11 2008, we did a memorial stair climb. Tommy was in our thoughts. Godspeed, Tommy.

*** Posted by John Milanski on 2008-09-13 ***

Dear Tommy! A couple of weeks ago, I met your dear mother at the WTC Visitor's Center on Liberty Street. She holds you ever so close and near to her heart. She speaks of you so eloquently and lovingly. I watched the memorial services this morning and I heard your brother speak of you so lovingly as well. When I left your Mom, I promised her that I would remember you always in my prayers. Keep me in your prayers from your place in Heaven and I look forward to meeting you in eternity.

*** Posted by Harry M. Thompson, Jr. on 2008-09-11 ***

Heroes like Tom Foley only happen once in lifetime. My prayers go out his whole family. We are coming up to seven years since 9-11 happened. Time flies. Please keep Tom's family in your prayers always. Tom was a real GREAT American HERO!
Keep the FAITH.

*** Posted by Charlie L.. (Miami, FL) on 2008-09-09 ***

I knew my aunt and uncle knew you, and you are greatly missed. R.I.P.

*** Posted by m on 2008-05-05 ***

You continually show up in my dreams. You were my first boyfriend, always my friend. You were an all-around great person. I love you, Tommy.

*** Posted by maria on 2007-09-11 ***

I never knew you but I will always remember your face. You had a sweetness and a kindness in your eyes, and I'm sure you are among the angels. God bless you and your family.

*** Posted by CM Orangeburg, NY on 2007-09-11 ***

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