Maria Delfina Rodriguez Foley, age 83, passed away September 7, 2019 in Rio Rancho, NM. She was born in Santa Fe, NM on October 29, 1935 to Juan Rodriguez y Moya and Isabelita Rodriguez de Rodriguez. She was an Honors graduate of Santa Fe High School and received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education at New Mexico Highlands University. She married Jay O. Foley on October 29, 1966 in Kearney, AZ. They were married 53 years. She was a Public School Teacher in New Mexico, Puerto Rico and Arizona; Adult Education Teacher in Arizona; and was a translator for the court system in Phoenix. She loved the study of the Spanish Language and was a devout Catholic.
Delfina was preceded in Death by her parents, Juan Rodriguez y Moya and Isabelita Rodriguez de Rodriguez; step-son, Robert J. Foley; brothers, Facundo R. Rodriguez and Eduardo Rodriguez.
She is survived by her loving husband, Jay O. Foley of Rio Rancho; sisters, Juanita Rodriguez and Josefita Gonzales of Los Alamos, and Libby Lavadie of Salt Lake City, Utah; brother, Juan Rodriguez of Santa Fe; step-daughters, Alicia Foley of Tucson, AZ and Colleen Foley (Dennis Dickens) of Capistrano Beach, CA.; many nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank Right at Home and Presbyterian Home Hospice for their caring services provided at the end of her life.
A Rosary will be recited at 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at San Ysidro Catholic Church, Corrales, NM. Mass will follow recitation of the Rosary at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at 12:45 p.m., Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, NM.
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