Dennis H. Foley

Thu, 07/07/2022 - 11:30am

Dennis H. Foley, 75, of Wenham, Massachusetts and Southport passed away in his home on June 22, 2022 following a lengthy illness. He was the beloved husband of Diane C. (Knowlton) Foley with whom he shared 58 years of marriage.

Born in Salem, Massachusetts on Nov. 2, 1946, he was the son of the late Frederick and Thelma (Eaton) Foley. He was raised and educated in Salem. Dennis was a self-made man and became a successful medical device manufacturer. He was known for always giving a hand when someone was in need.

In addition to his loving wife, Diane, he is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Dennis Christopher Foley and his wife, Guadalupe of Virginia and his daughter, Lisa Sluder of Tennessee, his grandchildren, Kristen, Ashley, Amber and Evan and great-grandson, Jaxon. He was predeceased by his brother, Frederick and a grandson, Nathaniel.

His funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 12 at C.R. Lyons & Sons, Funeral Directors, 28 Elm St., Danvers. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. in the funeral home prior to the service. Burial will follow in Iron Rail Cemetery, Wenham. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be made in Dennis’ name to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute at or Brigham and Women’s Hospital at Online directions and condolences are available at

This obituary has been updated regarding Mr. Foley’s service.