Foohey, Joanne

Joanne Isabelle Foohey, 59, of Plainville and Glastonbury, passed away peacefully Monday, March 25th following a long and courageous battle with cancer. Born in Hartford, April 13th, 1953, daughter of the late John and Isabelle (Smith) Foohey, she was a graduate of Glastonbury High School, Class of 1971 and received her degree in Business Management from Eastern Connecticut State University. Joanne was a Home Health Care professional for various agencies. She enjoyed horses, skiing, travel, running marathons, Newport, Rhode Island and spending time spoiling her grandchildren. She was a member of the Lions Club in Plainville where she served as President for two years and was a member of the Conservation Commission in Plainville. Joanne is survived by her son, Jeremy Vearil, her three grandchildren, Christopher Cole Vearil, Remy Star Vearil and Savana Sky Vearil, her siblings, Carolyn MacDonald, Constance Yuska, Mary Lou Foohey, David and Nancy Foohey, Lorne Foohey, Paul and Marie Foohey, Barbara and Geoffrey Fiszel, Brian and Lisa Foley, Sharon and Wes Downing, and Patricia Hyyppa, 28 nieces and nephews, seven great nieces and great nephews and her cat Slinky. The family would like to thank the staff at Apple Rehab in Avon and the Farmington Valley VNA for the wonderful care given to Joanne. The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated Wednesday (Mar. 27) at 11:00am in the Church of St. Ann, Avon followed by burial in Center Cemetery, Simsbury. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Plainville Lions Club, P.O. Box 9, Plainville, CT 06062.

Calling Hours

No Calling Hours

Funeral Service

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 11:00am in the Church of St. Ann in Avon


Center Cemetery in Simsbury

Memorial Contribution

Plainville Lions Club, P.O. Box 9, Plainville, CT 06062.

4 Responses to 'Foohey, Joanne'

  1. Marilyn Rice says:

    I am so saddened to hear of Joanne’s passing. I worked with her for several years on the Plainville Conservation Commission, and grew to know her as a kind, caring person with great passion for the outdoors and environment issues. We enjoyed hikes and occasional happy hours together. She will be missed.

  2. Melissa F. Andriks says:

    My deepest condolences to all my Foohey cousins on the passing of Joanne. She was a lovely person and we shall all miss her very much.

    With love,


  3. Laura Shubert Granger says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with the family during your time of sadness. God Bless You.

  4. Sandy says:

    I am so sorry for your loss of Joanne. Please accept my condolences.
    When we lose a loved one to our greatest enemy ‘death’, our grief, pain and sorry can be overwhelming.
    However, God promises to sustain/comfort us if we throw our burdens on Him (Psalm 55:22).
    And we have the hope of the resurrection (John 5:28,29). We can look forward to seeing our dead loved ones again (including Joanne).
    I hope these scriptural thoughts bring you some comfort.

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