John B. Foisy, 99, Decorated Army Vet

John B. Foisy, 99, of Haverhill passed away peacefully at the Cedar View Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center in Methuen. He was the husband of the late Florence R. (Fortier) Foisy. Born on June 25, 1918 in Dorchester, he was the son of the late Victor and Adelena (DeBlois) Foisy.

A lifelong resident of Haverhill, Foisy attended the Walnut Square School and graduated from Haverhill High. He honorably served our nation as a staff sergeant in the United States Army during World War II. He was a member of the National Guard’s 182nd Infantry and was awarded the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, Asiatic-Pacific Service Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, Good Conduct Medal and the Combat Infantrymen’s Badge.

Returning from the war, Foisy was employed with Lucent Technologies in North Andover for over 38 years when he retired in 1983. He was a member of All Saints Parish, a member of VFW Lorraine Post No. 29 in Haverhill and a lifelong member of the American Division Veterans Association. He also belonged to the Telephone Pioneers of America.

Foisy is survived by his son Melvin Foisy and wife Natalie of Lawrence, two grandsons, Ryan Foisy of Lawrence and Keith Fosiy and wife Kerri of Methuen. He is also survived by one great-grandchild, Charlotte Rose. He was pre-deceased by his son Michael Foisy.

Services are private and are in the care of Haverhill’s Grondin-Carnevale Funeral Home.