Stark, Joan M Born May 4, 1928 (a 3rd generation San Franciscan) to Agnes (Connelly) and Charles Foley, passed away on July 7, 2008 at home with her family at her side. Joan was a 1946 graduate of Presentation High School in San Francisco. She married Louis in 1948, and moved to Torrance Ca. in 1964. She was very active in St. James Parish and Bishop Montgomery High School serving as the president of both Mothers Clubs while her children were students and later served as secretary at St. James School in Torrance for many years. She was proceeded in death by her loving husband and best friend of 55 years, Louis, and survived by her six children, Michael (Tracy), Richard (Sharon), Susan (Gary) Teresa (George), Timothy (Robyn), Thomas (Tammy), and the joy of her life, her 18 wonderful grandchildren. She is also survived by her younger sister and brother, Barbara and Charles (Bud) and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 6:00 pm on Thursday, July 10, 2008 until the start of the Vigil and Rosary Recitation at 7:00 pm at Rice Mortuary in Torrance. Celebration of Mass of Christian Burial will be the next morning, Friday July 11, 2008 at St. James Catholic Church, located at 415 Vincent St, Redondo Beach. Private inurnment will be at Riverside National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. James Catholic School, 4625 Garnet St, Torrance, CA 90503.

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  1. Tim & Family… I’m so very sorry for your loss… I am glad to have had the opportunity to meet your Mom! What a nice lady, I know that she will be missed daily! Take good care and know that you and all your family are in my thoughts and prayers…

  2. Dear Barbara (Foley) Charlebois, I was so sorry to read about Joan’s passing. I thought of you and your Mom and Dad and good memories from St. Anne’s in San Francisco and you and I working together for a short time at U.C. Hospital. Wondered where you are now. Stark’s hardware on Irving St. – everything comes flooding back. Please know that you, your brother and all of Joan’s family are in my thoughts and prayers. Mary Alice Dobleman (Trumbull)

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