GLENMONT – Louis Foro, 84, of Glenmont, passed away peacefully Monday, September 29, 2014, at the Teresian House in Albany. He was the son of the late Luigi and Felecia Foro of Coeymans where he spent most of his younger days. On April 29, 1950 he married Paula Agnes Tateo until her passing in 1991. Lou proudly served in the US Army National Guard from 1951 through 1964 attaining the rank of 2nd Lieutenant. He lived most of his adult life in Albany, Menands, and Glenmont. Lou was employed as a truck driver for almost 30 years by the former Tobin Packing Co.. He then worked for the Albany County Probation Dept. where he served as the Court Liaison Officer in Albany Police Court touching the lives of many families in the Albany area. He was a communicant of St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Delmar. Lou enjoyed spending time with his family, trips to Cape Cod, fishing, music (especially Italian), food (especially Italian), playing poker with his many friends and family and playing bridge with his good friend Priscilla Dorvee. In addition, and often to his regret, he was a devoted Mets fan.
Louis was predeceased by his wife Paula and infant daughter Mary Beth; his brothers Pasquale, Ralph, Salvatore, George and Nicholas Foro and his sisters Caroline DiNatale, Nancy Foro, Mary Crocker, and Theresa Giacomeni. He is survived by his children Daniel Foro (Colleen) of Guilderland, David Foro (Madge) of Colonie, Laureen Foro of Latham, and Louis Foro (Kim) of Latham; his sister Louise Swarthout of Ravena; his grandchildren William Foro (Johna), Megan and Kara Foro, David Foro (Melissa), Alicia and Gregory Foro, Rob Sager (Leah), Maribeth and Diane Sager, Kailey Foro, and Brandon Rutland; his great grandchildren Zackary, Xavier, and Vin Foro, Anthony Giglia, Sophia and Haley Foro; Cameron Messick and by many nieces and nephews.
His family extends their heartfelt thanks to the wonderful sisters, staff, volunteers and visitors on the 4th Floor of Teresian House for the kindness, compassion, and love shown to Lou while he was a resident there.
Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Thursday morning at 9:00am, and from there to St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 35 Adams Place, Delmar, at 10:00am. Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Wednesday 4-7 pm. Interment will be in St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands. The family suggests memorial contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 381205 www.stjude.org/. To leave a message of condolence for the family or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.
Dan, Colleen, Will, Megan, Johna and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers as you get through this most difficult time. Know that the memories of his love and affection will live on through each of you. I also appreciated the giggle about his love of the Mets. Take good care of each other…
Christina M. Giordano
So sorry for your loss. I’m sure you all have many fond memories of your Grand and Great Grandfather.
Kim and Lou,
So sorry to hear about your loss. I understand from Brandon he has been sick for awhile, so he is in a better place now. Still doesn’t make it any easier, I know. Thinking of you.
Brenda & Jim Reagan
Dan, Colleen and Family, so very sorry for your loss.
Brian & Marcia Sanford
Our sympathy and condolences to Family and friends.
Louis, thank you for your service to our country and state .. your tour of duty is done .. God Speed & Rest in Peace.
Peace and Blessings.
Dan, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
Greg and family I am so sorry for your loss. My thought and prayers are with your family!
Laureen ….may the warmth of the Holy Spirit will always comfort you in times that you feel sad…..in times that you miss him so much and wished that he is just there……….
Dan, Colleen & Family, So sorry to hear about loss of your Dad and Grand Father. He was a good man who was loved by many and will be missed. He made the world a better place.
Dan, I am very sorry to hear about Lou’s passing. He was a wonderful man, I loved hearing his stories from Police Court. It was my privilege to have known and worked with “Sweet Lou”.
Please know prayers are being said for your family. I am so sorry for your loss.
Dan & family,
I’m sorry to hear of the passing of your father. Thoughts & prayers
Dan and Will I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Lou, we spent many years as co-workers, friends and co-habitants of “the fishbowl” at ACPD. He was a joy to spend time with … may he rest in peace.
I am so very sorry for your loss. Godspeed Lou. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayrs. God Bless you all.
Mary Louise Thomas
Sorry to hear about your loss. He’s in a better place. You’re born, living and we dies. The Lord known best for him.
So sorry for your loss of your beloved Dad.
Dan and Colleen and Family,
We are so very sorry for your loss and send our deepest sympathies. We know that you will have the happiest memories of your dad to sustain you going forward.
Glenn and Liane
Your Hawaii friends
Rose Marie Florita
I am sorry to hear of your loss. May the memories brighten up your days. May the soul of your dad rest in peace.
Dan, Megan et al.
May the peace of the Lord be with you.
Your family has been a source of inspiration and support for those of us lucky enough to cross your paths, I can see now, these values did not spontaneously appear, they’ve been nurtured throughout your lives, Thanks to this man, and thanks to you. Rest easy now.
Sister Mary Frederick
When I was in Pastoral Care at St. Thomas Church, I had visited Louis when he was in the hospital and at Teresian House. I didn’t know him well, but he was always grateful for my visit and was glad to pray. May God bless you! Know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Sister Mary Frederick
Gerry & Barb Cross
Dan, Colleen and All the Foro Family; So sorry to hear of the loss of your father. We feel the sadness of this time. Dan, Colleen stay in touch.
With God’s Blessings to All
Gerry & Barb Cross
I am so sorry to read about the death of your Dad. He was a wonderful man. He touched the heart of all who met him. We will miss him and his smile
Dan…..Bob and I were so sorry to hear about your Dad…..