Foy, Florence Lucille
(nee Fisher), resident of Greenfield, WI and Sun City, AZ. Died July 7, 2017 in Greenfield, WI. Born January 18, 1926 in Waco, TX to Roy and Marian Fisher. Beloved wife of the late Joseph F. Foy, Sr. since June 12, 1948. Loving mother of Mary (Clifford) Nelson, Therese (Richard) Kimberly, Joseph F. Foy Jr. (Sharon), Margaret (George) Hofmann, Patrick (Linda) Foy, Michael Foy, Peter (Lezlee) Foy, Timothy Foy (Daniel Rios), Kathleen (Michael) Brondino, Maureen (Viktor) Hampel, Elizabeth Foy (Michael Morse).
Dear grandmother of Elizabeth (Troy) Gustafson, Charlie Kimberly (Sara Miller), Erin (Timothy) Pann, Joseph F. Foy III (Kelly), James (Emily) Foy, Daniel (Staci) Foy, Matthew (Kelsey) Hofmann, Marie Hofmann (Travis Reynolds), Dr. Patrick Foy, Jr. (Kathryn), Edward (Angela) Foy, Anne (Todd) Huffman, Theresa Foy, Maureen (Evan) Bond, Mary Joanne Foy, Colleen Foy, Christine Foy, Peter Foy, Jr. (Danielle), Anastasia Brondino, Maria Brondino, Andrew Hampel, Katherine Hampel, Timothy Morse, Margaret Morse and Clifford E. Nelson, Jeanine (Kevin) Daugherty, Trina Nelson, Loren Nelson, Matthew Nelson. Cherished great grandmother of Grace Florence Foy, Patrick Foy III, Roland Joseph Foy, Lucille Pann, Declan Foy, Simon Pann, Mary Kathryn Foy, Claire Foy, William Huffman, Nicholas Huffman, Israel Corona, Jasmine Corona, Camila Corona, Violet Pann, Daniel Gustafson, Bennett Foy, Henry Foy and the late Evan Gustafson and Isaac Pann.
Survived by brother Steve (Jan) Fisher, sister-in-law, Margaret Gurren Foy, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Marian Fisher, and her sisters Marian and Roylene. Fond sister-in-law of the late Edward P. (Alice) Foy, Sr., the late James Foy and the late Mary Foy.
Florence was a woman of kindness, talent, practicality, and humor. A devout Catholic, she was a member of St. Mary’s Parish and previously sang in the parish choir.
She met her husband in the first grade, but didn’t consider dating him for years because she was certain he’d become a priest. When they were twenty years old, the parish priest purposely cast them as husband and wife in a play. His plan to spark a romance worked and they married two years later. Florence and Joe had a truly life-long love affair.
Florence had a tremendous love for and devotion to her family – her husband and her 11 children and their spouses, her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, for whom she was a model of faith, strength, patience, and great love.
Visitation on Tuesday, July 11, from 4:00-8:00 at Heritage Funeral Home, 4800 S. 84th St., Greenfield and from 10:00-10:45 on Wednesday, July 12, at St. Mary Faith Community. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, July 12, at 11:00 AM at St. Mary’s Church, 9520 W. Forest Home, Hales Corners, with internment at St. Mary’s Cemetery.
The family wishes to convey tremendous gratitude to the caregivers and staff from St. Camillus Home Care and Hospice who provided very dedicated care to Florence and the entire Foy Family, especially Freddie Jackson who cared for both Florence and Joe. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions requested to Heart of the Nation (Heartofthenation.org) or to the St. Camillus Employee Appreciation Fund (stcam.com).