Deacon Andrew J. “Andy” Foray

Deacon Andrew J. “Andy” Foray

August 3, 1924 – February 16, 2021

Age 96

Andy was a US Army veteran of WWII and member of the Knights of Columbus since 1954. He retired from International Harvester after 37 years, was ordained a Deacon in the Catholic Church in Chicago in 1976, and came to St. Mary’s in 1992. Andy was an avid baseball fan.

Preceded in death by wife of 64 years, Helen; grandson Timothy Madison; father Henry Forejtt; mother Lillian Foray; sister Frances Palillo.

Survived by children Andrew Foray ( Beverly), Nancy Madison (Ken), Thomas Foray, Geraldine Bergamini, Joseph Foray, Judy Foray, and James Foray; 15 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; niece Carol Fazio (Ed); cousin George Foray.          .

Visitation following CDC guidelines: Sunday, February 21, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m., with Vigil Service at 5:00 p.m., both at Bellevue Memorial Chapel.

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Mass of Christian Burial following CDC guidelines: Monday, February 22, 10:30 a.m., at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 2302 Crawford St., Bellevue.

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Interment: Bellevue Cemetery

Military Honors: US Army National Guard and American Legion Post 331.

Memorials: Sacred Heart Southern Missions / and Columban Fathers.


  • Joe Gamerl Posted February 21, 2021 9:15 pm

    Ken my wife and I are sorry for your loss. Andy will be missed at the Senior Center where he was always eager to talk about his escapades in the military. He was an asset to Bellevue and to Saint Mary’s church. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Kelly & Marty Hoefer Posted February 28, 2021 8:46 am

    We are so sorry for your loss. The circle hasn’t been the same since we lost Ms. Helen and then Mr. Andy moved out of the circle. He was a wonderful and loving person. He was always there to help my boys when they were outside playing or would remind us if we left our garage door open at night. He was the first one to welcome us to the neighborhood when we first moved in. We really miss him walking Snowball around the block. We will be comforted knowing that he will be watching over all of us now and that he is with his Helen. God bless you and give you comfort.

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