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Emma M. Foy

Obituary for Emma M. Foy

June 18, 1917 - December 30, 2017
McHenry, Illinois | Age 100

Loving Mother, Grandmother, and Great-Grandmother


Emma M. Foy, age 100, of McHenry, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 30, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. Emma was born June 18, 1917, to the late Oscar and Marie (Groglott) Heinrichs. On June 17, 1939, she married the love of her life, Robert, at St. Edith Church, Chicago.
Emma was devoted and active member of the Holy Apostle Catholic Church. She prayed the Rosary every day. Her faith guided her through many trials and tribulations. She served as the past President of the Women's Club. She was an avid bridge player for many years participating in multiple clubs and was very competitive in the game of Scrabble. Emma was an excellent cook and baker, wonderful seamstress, and had the most beautiful garden, especially her roses. Reading was something Emma thoroughly enjoyed, especially reading books by her favorite author, Jan Karon. She was a diehard Cubs fan, enjoyed watching them all season long and especially enjoyed watching them win the World Series. Most of all, Emma was an amazing mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was extremely proud of her family.
Emma is survived by her loving children: Sharon (Paul) Crouch, Tom (Stephanie) Foy, Edward (Maureen) Foy, Cynthia (Gerald) Monroe, and Robert Foy; 18 dear grandchildren; and 24 cherished great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Robert, daughter, Sandra Binsack, and siblings: Theresa Wall, Edward Heinrichs, and Carl Heinrichs.
Visitation will be held from 12pm until time of Funeral Mass at 1pm on Thursday, January 4, 2018, at Church of Holy Apostles, 5211 Bull Valley Road, McHenry. Interment will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, McHenry.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Emma's name may be made to the American Lung Association, 55 West Wacker Drive, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60601, or to the Church of Holy Apostles, 5211 Bull Valley Road, McHenry.
For more information, visit or contact the funeral home at 815-385-0063.

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  • American Lung Association
    55 West Wacker Drive, Suite 800
    Chicago, IL 60601
  • Church of Holy Apostles
    5211 Bull Valley Road
    McHenry, IL 60050

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McHenry, IL 60050
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