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Joseph Francis
Foy Sr.

Foy, Joseph Francis Sr.
Resident of Greenfield, WI and Sun City, AZ
Died November 7, 2011 in Greenfield, WI. Born October 29, 1925 in Chicago, IL to Edward and Anastasia Foy. Beloved husband of Florence nee Fisher since June 12, 1948.
Loving father 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, Kathleen Michael Brondino, Maureen Viktor Hampel, Elizabeth Foy Michael Morse. Dear grandfather of Elizabeth Troy Gustafson, Charlie Kimberly, Erin Timothy Pann, Joseph F. Foy III, James Foy, Daniel Foy, Matthew Hofmann, Marie Hofmann, Dr. Patrick Foy, Jr. Kathryn, Edward Angela Foy, Anne Todd Huffman, Theresa Foy, Maureen Foy, Mary Joanne Foy, Colleen Foy, Christine Luis Corona, Peter Foy, Jr., Anastasia Brondino, Maria Brondino, Andrew Hampel, Katherine Hampel, Timothy Morse and Margaret Morse.
Cherished great grandfather of Grace Florence Foy, Patrick Foy III, Roland Joseph Foy, Lucille Pann, Declan Foy, Simon Pann, Mary Kathryn Foy, and Claire Foy. Fond brother of the late Edward P. Alice Foy, Sr., the late James Foy Margaret Foy, and the late Mary Foy. Survived by sister-in-law, Margaret Gurren Foy and brother-in-law, Steve Jan Fisher, nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

Joe was a man of kindness and integrity. A devout Catholic, he was a member of St. Mary’s Parish in Hales Corners for 48 years and the president of the first parish council. Professionally he was a foundry executive for many years and was President of Wehr Steel in Milwaukee. A devoted family man he met his wife in the first grade. At age 20 the parish priest cast them as husband and wife in a play and they married two years later. He served in the US military during WWII. He was most proud of what he considered his life work- his 11 children, his 23 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren in whom he instilled his strong moral values.

Visitation Wed. Nov. 9th, 4-8pm at the funeral home. Funeral Mass Thurs. Nov. 10th, 10am at ST. MARY’S PARISH, 9520 W. Forest Home Please meet at church. Interment St. Mary’s Church Cemetery.

The family wishes to convey tremendous gratitude to the caregivers from St. Camillus Home Care and Hospice who provided very dedicated care to Joe, Florence and the entire Foy Family. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions to St Mary’s Parish or to the St Camillus Employee Appreciation Fund.

HERITAGE FUNERAL HOMES
Altstadt – Tyborski
Johnson-Reiss-Klemmer
4800 S. 84th St. 414-281-5533

Past Comments

Billy Melvin

Although I never met Joseph Sr. personally his son and my colleague Joseph Jr. spoke very highly of his father. I could feel the from his family whenever Joseph Jr. and I chatted about our families. He will be missed.

With Sincere Condolences,

Bill and Jody Melvin
Saint John, New Brunswick
Canada

Christy Brooks

Dear Beth and Mike and family–

I am sorry I will not be at visitation or service, but am glad for the suggestion to contribute to St. Camillus to honor your father’s remarkably wonderful life. Beth, your delight in life is a lovely reflection of what must have been his indelible mark on your great grace. Please accept Allen’s and my sincere sympathies. XXOO C/

Dan Dennehy

My condolences to the entire Foy family. It is so hard to lose the patriarch of a family. May your fond memories bring you comfort.
In reading his obituary, I realized Mr. and Ms. Foy were married the same day as my folks! It must have been a good day to get married.

Sue Zignego

I am so sorry for your great loss. So many happy memories living next door to the Foys, many lasting friendships and many many laughs. I think the coffees mom and Mrs. Foy shared helped them with raising all those kids! Well done Mr. Foy, you and your lovely wife have a beautiful family.

Diane and Dean Schmelzer

Your father’s life was a lesson in “what’s important”. We are sorry for your loss.

Kim and John Ackerman

Dear Florence and Family,
You are in our thoughts and prayers in this
time of sorrow.
With Deepest Sympathy,
Kim and John Ackerman

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