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Florence Lucille
Foy

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).

Past Comments

Leonardelli

My heart goes out to the entire family, for the loss of your dear Mother!! I ,along with anyone else who ever met her, loved her. She was the kind of person who radiated love and kindness!! I remember she came to visit my mom(Margaret Zignego) at the hospice, and I thought as I watched them: what dear friends they were, and there must of been so many untold stories, sorrows, laughs that they shared just between the 2 of them !!! The LOVE and friendship was quite a gift as they cared for 22 kids between them.. they were amazing examples to all of us!! I remember my mom told your mom they should just build a tunnel between the 2 houses!!! I also remember the LOVE between your dad and mom…pretty cool to watch. Bethy would tell me they would still sit so close in the car and hold hands constantly, even as they aged.When I think of your mom, I think of your dad…2 spectacular human beings. I’m just blessed I knew them both and there favorite child Bethy:) I will continue to pray for your family now, and always. Love , Kathy (Zignego) Leonardelli

Ann M Stokman

Lit a candle in memory of Florence Lucille Foy

Nancy Eychaner

We are very sorry for the loss of your loved one…..may all the wonderful memories get you through this sad time. Nancy & Jerry Eychaner

Connie Petersen

Praying for you , Erin and Colleen. May all the great memories help you in your time of sorrow

Debbie M. Wuerl, RN

Marty,
I’m so sorry for your loss. She will truly be missed by your family. Prayers for your entire family during this horrendous time!

Leonardelli

My heart goes out to the entire family, for the loss of your dear Mother!! I ,along with anyone else who ever met her, loved her. She was the kind of person who radiated love and kindness!! I remember she came to visit my mom(Margaret Zignego) at the hospice, and I thought as I watched them: what dear friends they were, and there must of been so many untold stories, sorrows, laughs that they shared just between the 2 of them !!! The LOVE and friendship was quite a gift as they cared for 22 kids between them.. they were amazing examples to all of us!! I remember my mom told your mom they should just build a tunnel between the 2 houses!!! I also remember the LOVE between your dad and mom…pretty cool to watch. Bethy would tell me they would still sit so close in the car and hold hands constantly, even as they aged.When I think of your mom, I think of your dad…2 spectacular human beings. I’m just blessed I knew them both and there favorite child Bethy:) I will continue to pray for your family now, and always. Love , Kathy (Zignego) Leonardelli

Linda Zignego

To the entire Foy Family,
We have so many sweet memories having your family living next to our family of 11!!
I remember hearing the news that a big family was moving in next door, with the same amount of kids, and of course the rest is history… your beautiful mother was ALWAYS so sweet, kind and gentle to ALL of us!! I LOVED playing at the Foy house as it was full of happiness, laughter, and loving, kind wonderful parents!!!. Good Bless Florence and may she be holding your Fathers hand now,
Love Linda Zignego

Barb Schleicher

Your mother was truly a gentle soul. Our hearts are all very saddened by her passing and we were blessed to have known her! Love and tenderness to all of you from the entire Zignego family.

Barb Schleicher

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