Cynthia M. “Cindy” (Harris) Foye Print E-mail

Cynthia M. “Cindy” (Harris) Foye

Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt.


Cynthia M. (Harris) Foye, 82, of Chelmsford, Massachusetts, passed away on Monday May 27, 2024, at Lowell General Main Campus after a brief illness.

She was the beloved wife of close to 60 years of James T. Foye, Sr. of Chelmsford, MA, who survives her.

Born in Lowell, MA, on January 6, 1942, the daughter of the late Everett “Bucky” and the late Florence (Gendron) Harris, she attended Sacred Heart Grammar School and was a graduate of Keith Hall class of 1957. She went on to graduate from Lowell State Teacher’s College (nka U/MASS Lowell) with a degree in Education,

Prior to her retirement, Cindy was a School Teacher at Lowell High School, teaching ESL – English as a second language for over 20 years. Previously, she taught at Sacred Heart Grammar School and in the Dracut, MA school system.

Amongst her several interests, she was an avid reader, enjoyed reading to and teaching others, taking trips to Mohegan Sun, playing bingo, and shopping. She loved being around her family, especially her grandchildren.

Besides her husband, Cindy is survived by a daughter: Donna M. Prato and her husband Armando of Westford, MA; two sons James T. Foye, Jr. and his wife Michelle of Huntersville, North Carolina, and Sean M. Foye of Merrimack, NH; four grandchildren Brian Prato, Shane Foye, Christina Prato, and Adam Prato; a sister Linda Reilly of Lowell, MA; she is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

She was the sister of the late David Harris and the sister-in-law of the late James B. Reilly.

The family would like to thank the staff at Sunny Acres Nursing Home in Chelmsford, MA for the dedicated and compassionate care she received over the last few years as well as the intermediate and hospice care nurses and doctors at Lowell General Hospital.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral Mass to be celebrated on Tuesday June 4, 2024, at ST. MARY’S CHURCH 25 North Road in Chelmsford, MA, at 11:00 A.M., followed by her burial at St. Patrick Cemetery in Lowell. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the America Parkinson Disease Association, Massachusetts Chapter, 85 East Concord St. Boston, MA, 02118. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.

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