36100 Five Mile Road | Livonia, Michigan 48154

Renay (Malkiewicz) Foley

Born: Mon., Jan. 18, 1965
Died: Tue., Dec. 17, 2013


2:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Sun., Dec. 22, 2013
Location: Fred Wood Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Mon., Dec. 23, 2013
Location: Fred Wood Funeral Home

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Foley, Renay age 48 of Westland. Cherished wife of Tim. Devoted mom of Stephanie, Erin and Timothy. Loving daughter of Leonard and the late Joan Malkiewicz. Dear sister of Michele (Steve) Soter, Shari (Jim) Vlasic and Steve (Kim) Malkiewicz. Also survived by many other loving family and friends.


Memorial gathering Sunday 2-9pm 

Fred Wood Funeral Home-Rice Chapel

36100 Five Mile Rd. Livonia (E. of Levan).

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Monday 11am at the funeral home.

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The Cochrane's
   Posted Wed December 18, 2013
Renay May The Almighty hold you in his loving arms forever. Frank and Diane

Shari Vlasic
   Posted Wed December 18, 2013
My beautiful sister. I will miss you every day, moment, and second. I love you dearly. Shari

   Posted Wed December 18, 2013
I have been reflecting on memories though out the day, Christmas Eve's at Grandma's and swimming in the pool at the SCS house as we were kids. More recently to the conversations we have had over past few years about our children. Today my heart is saddened as a loving mom, wife, daughter, sister, niece, aunt, cousin and friend has ended her journey on earth. Prayers for all that are grieving, may there be comfort in knowing you are surrounded by those who loved Renay.

Michele Soter
   Posted Wed December 18, 2013
Sisters. Love. Forever.

Rhonda & Dave
   Posted Thu December 19, 2013
Renay is no longer suffering and has found peace. She will spend the holidays with her Mother, in heaven.
May the family find peace in their grieving and try to have a happy holiday.
Hugs n prayers to you all!
Love, Rhonda & Dave Malkiewicz

Laura Jo
   Posted Thu December 19, 2013
Cousins forever, we played together as children, we embraced each other as adults. Always the most humble person I have ever known. A heart larger than life, and a warmth that will never be forgotten... My thoughts and prayers to you all.

Cathleen Roger
   Posted Thu December 19, 2013
Renay I will miss you so very much. Tim I pray you and your family find comfort and peace in knowing how loved and cherished Renay was. As her friends we would do anything for you and your family and I hope you will not hesitate to reach out to any of us!


Katie Herzog
   Posted Thu December 19, 2013
I was very sad to hear that Renay passed. She was a great friend and her positive attitude was very uplifting. She will be greatly missed at the bank.

AnnMarie Matthews
   Posted Thu December 19, 2013

All my love and support to you and your family during this difficult time.


Michelle Bancroft
   Posted Thu December 19, 2013
Renay is a wonderful friend and her kindness and laughter will be forever missed. I wish for her entire family to be comforted with warm memories.

Myrtle Smartt
   Posted Thu December 19, 2013
Renay, you will be missed, I will be keeping the family in my thoughts and prayers.

Michele Mueller
   Posted Thu December 19, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with your family. I worked with Renay at the bank until I retired in 2012. I now live in North Carolina.

Jeanette Maes
   Posted Thu December 19, 2013
God made us cousins because he knew our moms couldn't handle us as sisters.....and you my beautiful cousin, will be greatly missed. I pray that God will give strength to the family. Love forever.

Kimberly Taylor
   Posted Thu December 19, 2013
Tim and Family,

We were so saddened to hear of Renay's passing on yesterday. I have and will continue to send up prayers of stregnth and peace. I know how much she loved you all so dearly and wanted all the world for you. For now there may be a feeling of void. Keep her love and joyful memories in your heart and she will always be with you.

May God Bless You and Keep You
May God Make HIS face to shine upon you and be gracious to you
May the Lord Lift up HIS countenance upon you and give you GREAT Peace

Your mom's friend
Kimberly G Taylor
Comerica Human Resources

Crystal Crout
   Posted Thu December 19, 2013
Renay, I am blessed to have had you as my friend!

Ann Marie Monette
   Posted Thu December 19, 2013
I am so sorry for your loss. Renay always had a beautiful smile for everyone. She always took a moment out of her busy day to ask about my family and always kept us posted about her family and kids which she loved dearly and spoke about with that joyful smile. She will be missed.

Victoria Jackson
   Posted Thu December 19, 2013
My prayers are with the entire family at this very difficult time. Renay was always a ray of hope and sunshine. We would share conversations about our children and particularly the challenges and joys of parenting multiples. May your memories provide some comfort and may God's love surround you all.

Jamie Bragenzer
   Posted Thu December 19, 2013
Praying for all of Renay's family and friends during this sad time. She was always a joy to speak with and always seemed to have a smile on her face. She always stopped to say hello and ask about my family. The LOC building and CBRE team here will miss her smiling face very much. Praying the Lord will comfort you all and give you grace like only He can through this difficult time.

Tawnya Wilson
   Posted Thu December 19, 2013
Renay was a beautiful person. Always there to listen, share a laugh or lend a hand. I feel truly honored to have had her in my life as a friend and co-worker for the past 10 years. She will be missed by many in all aspects of her life but will live on forever in our hearts and memories.

Kyle Mesack
   Posted Thu December 19, 2013
My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family as you mourn the loss of Renay.

Crystal Ruth
   Posted Thu December 19, 2013
Tim, prayers are with you and your family. We all loved Renay. She always had a smile for everyone she met in the hall. She will be missed. May God grant you strength and peace. We will be holding you in our hearts and prayers!

Noelle Hotka
   Posted Thu December 19, 2013
I am teary-eyed as I write this. I can echo what everyone has said, she had a wonderful smile and way about her. We laughed all the time when we worked together, went to lunch, I'd go see her to decompress and it worked. I was dumbfounded when I heard the news and so incredibly sad about losing such a dear friend. The Comerica family loves her and will keep her in our hearts and memories. God bless the Foley family and please know that she touched so many lives.

Suzanne McMillion
   Posted Thu December 19, 2013
Renay is a true friend! Beautiful person from the inside out! My prayers go out to everyone in the family.
What is a Friend?
By: Joanna Fuchs
A friend is someone always there in the back of your mind, providing feelings of comfort and security.
A friend is someone who adds happy sparkle to your life, joy, fun, a predictable creator of happiness.
A friend is a stormproof shelter from life's challenges, troubles, uncertainties, an unassailable bond overcoming any challenge, strengthening the connection in the process.
YOU are all this and more, MY friend.

Thank YOU, Renay for being a friend who I will Cherish forever!!
Love YOU!

Jenny Norris
   Posted Fri December 20, 2013
Renay was such a caring, thoughtful, trustworthy person with a heart of gold. She was a hard-worker with a positive attitude, who was always willing to help. And she was funny… we shared so many laughs over the years. She touched many people’s lives and leaves a hole in the Comerica family. I feel blessed to have had her in my life and called her a friend. I will really miss her caring smile and sharing stories with each other about our families… her family meant the world to her. Stephanie, Erin and Timmy, she was so proud of each of you – her face would light up when she was talking about you. May the happy memories help to ease the pain. Keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers.

Shontell Ross
   Posted Fri December 20, 2013
Renay was a beautiful person. She loved her family and always had a smile for you. She was so encouraging when I had my daughter and sent her the most beautiful gift while I was on maternity leave. She always asked about my baby, my whole family for that matter. I could tell she really wanted to know how we were doing. I am so very saddened that I won't run into her in Meijer on the weekends anymore or be able to talk to her about our children . I will miss her greatly.

I want her family to know that she had a positive impact on so many people and that ALL of those people are now sending prayers. GOD will be busy sorting them all out. May you all be blessed and know that HE is with you.

Carol Gordos - Comerica
   Posted Fri December 20, 2013
I am so sorry for your loss and I still have a hard time believing it. Renay was such a great person. I enjoyed working by her and the many conversations we had. She will truely be missed. May God watch over your family at this difficult time and may He give you the strength to deal with this devastating loss.

Keith Demolay
   Posted Fri December 20, 2013
Renay was a volleyball coach for Westland Youth Athletic Assoc (WYAA) for several years. She touched the lives of many young girls while teaching them not only about volleyball, but about teamwork, sportsmanship, and how to be confident, strong young ladies. There were always many requests from the girls and their parents to be on Renay's team. WYAA activities are run purely by volunteers. Renay put her heart and soul into making the program fun for the kids. A special thank you to her family for sharing her with us.

Denise (Collaku) and Allen Luhtanen
   Posted Fri December 20, 2013
Dear Tim, Stephanie, Timmie and Erin,

We know that no words can help ease the pain and loss that you are feeling right now. You are in our every thoughts and prayers. She was a dear friend and a true light in our life.

Love always, Denise, Allen, Bianca and Ryan

Lataria Collier
   Posted Fri December 20, 2013
My deepest sympathies for your loss. May you find comfort in the loving memories of Renay and may they warm your heart. Losing someone close to you can cause you to feel alone and heartbroken, but take comfort in God's Word, drawing ever closer to Him in prayer. Psalm 147:3 says that our loving Heavenly Father is healing the brokenhearted and binding up their painful spots. Isaiah 25:8 says that He will swallow up death forever and will wipe the tears from all faces, and those who have fallen asleep in death have the hope of a resurrection (John 5:28,29).

Antoinette Frost
   Posted Fri December 20, 2013
Dear Tim and Family,

My deepest symphathy goes out to you and your whole family. Your strength and faith will get you through this. Stay strong, I admire your strength and as a unit you all will get through this together.


Antoinette Frost and Family

Marcia Barker
   Posted Fri December 20, 2013
Renay was an inspiration to everyone who knew her. She was many things to many people. I am thankful that we crossed paths and became friends through our kids activities. May you find peace and comfort in family and friends at this difficult time.

Julie Taylor
   Posted Fri December 20, 2013
Renay was a great friend! Supportive, caring and selfless. Always there to lend a hand. I will miss our "mom" talks and all the laughter we shared. She loved her family very much. So proud of her children and lit up when she spoke of them. I am grateful for the times we shared and her friendship. She was one of a kind and I will miss her terribly. May God give strength to Tim, Stephanie, Erin and Timmy!

Debbie Malkiewicz Hallman
   Posted Sat December 21, 2013
Renay was one of those special people with a sensitive, sweet heart. I recall one time so dear to me. My Dad, her Uncle Don, had passed away. It was a difficult time. I was holding it together until this moment at the funeral mass. The tears were starting to flow down my face as I sat in front row at the church. Then a gentle touch from behind me on my shoulder. It was Renay. Her loving, comforting touch meant the world to me. And it still does.

Lynne Gutowski
   Posted Sat December 21, 2013
Our heartfelt sympathy to the family and friends. There are no words to ease your pain and dry your tears but you are all in our prayers wishing that you find peace with memories of the beautiful moments shared with Renay during her life.

Lynne & John Gutowski

Vincent Cicillini
   Posted Sat December 21, 2013
My condolences and prayers go out to the family and friends of Renay Foley. I am so very sorry to hear of her passing. Words fail me in describing the sweetness and light she brought to those who knew her.

Donna Terry
   Posted Sat December 21, 2013


Heaven has been graced with a beautiful angel. May you rest in peace. God bless Tim, Stephanie, Erin and Timothy and hold them near through this difficult time.

William Jahoda
   Posted Sun December 22, 2013
My deepest condolences, I am very sorry for your loss.

Felicia Roberts
   Posted Sun December 22, 2013
I was truly saddened to hear about the passing of Renay, I'm still in disbelief. I didn't see her often, but it was guaranteed when I did run into her, she always had a great smile and we would definitely share some laughs. I loved listening to her stories about Stephanie, Erin, and Timmy...she was such a great mother! Tim, I pray that God will strengthen you and your family during this difficult time and give you some type of peace and understanding. God Bless you all!

thomas malkiewicz
   Posted Sun December 22, 2013
cousin tommy still in denial but I know the G.O.D. has her.Remembering Sandy and her talking in room and always being kicked out because it was girl talk.Cannot fathom the suffering and commitments from all of you.

   Posted Mon December 23, 2013
Renay was the most amazing person I have ever met. She was smart, funny, kind, sweet, and generous. She was my best friend. I will always remember our many adventures together. We took Steph and Courtny to meet Loonette. We attended numerous concerts with our kids. So, many birthdays shared together. I will miss our lunches, at our favorite spot and our long talks.
My heart is shattered, yet I take comfort in knowing we will meet again and our adventures will continue.
Tim, Steph, Erin, and Tim please know that my family is here for you always!
Love to all,

Lisa Martinez
   Posted Thu December 26, 2013
For Renay's Family,

I am so sorry for your loss. I just learned of her passing at this moment, or I would have come to pay my respects. She was always happy, especially when talking about her kids. As I read her name in the Comerica news it struck me that I had not seen her in a long time. Take comfort in the fact that she was loved by those who knew her and we will always treasure the moments we spent with her.

Kathy Bisaro
   Posted Mon December 30, 2013
I worked nearby Renay while I was in the Livonia building at Comerica Bank. She was always so helpful, professional and and was my go to person when I first arrived. She will be deeply missed by her coworkers. My Sympathy goes out her husband, her children and extended family and friends on their loss.

Julie McKenzie
   Posted Fri January 03, 2014
My dear friend, Renay. I went overseas to spend my Christmas Holiday only to return to hear the sad news of your passing. I am lost for words. You were taken from us way too soon. I am grateful and privileged to have had you as my friend over the years. We always found something to laugh about. God bless you.

Tim, My thoughts and prayers are with you, Stephanie, Erin and Timmie at this difficult time. May you find strength in the happy memories you shared.

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