Joseph Raymond ‘Ray’ Foley
June 9, 1933 – July 6, 2013
Joseph Raymond “Ray” Foley of Waukesha passed away Saturday, July 6,
2013, at the age of 80 after a long illness. He was born in Waukesha on
June 9, 1933, to Joseph Wafer and Mary Elizabeth (Cook) Foley.
Ray attended St. Joseph Catholic Grade School and was a graduate of
Waukesha High School. Ray was a graduate of Carroll College, where he
earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration. He served
his country in the U.S. Air Force from 1951 until 1955. He was united in
marriage Jan. 5, 1957, at St. Joseph Catholic Church to the former
Clarice Ilene Pajari. Ray was a longtime employee of Payco American,
where he was employed as a data systems analyst. He was a member of St.
William Catholic Church. Ray was an avid Brewers fan. He enjoyed playing
golf, tennis and baseball. Ray appreciated and loved music as well as
He is survived by his wife, Clarice; daughters, Paula (Bob) Tillen of
Milwaukee, Martha (Jeff) Schaefer of Platteville and Laura Foley of
Waukesha; grandchildren, Daniel Foley of Norman, Okla., and Matthew and
Rachel Schaefer of Platteville; honorary grandson, Mathieu Bernal of
Koblenz, Germany; sisters, Pat (Dr. Ron) Love of Minnesota, Betsy Foley
of Green Bay, Alice Foley of Milwaukee and Mickey Foley of Minnesota;
and a brother, John Foley of Sussex. Ray is further survived by nieces,
nephews, other relatives and friends.
Ray was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Kathi Wingert.
The visitation for Ray will be held from 12:30 p.m. until the 3 p.m.
memorial Mass on Friday, July 12, at St. William Catholic Church, 440 N.
Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. The Rev. Kevin Barnekow will be officiating.
Full military honors to follow. In celebration of Ray’s life, there will
be a luncheon and fellowship in the church hall immediately following
the Mass. Private inurnment will take place on Saturday at St. Joseph
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in honor of Ray may be
directed to the Paula Foley Tillen Scholarship Fund. This scholarship
fund is for students who are actively pursuing music at Pius XI High
School and wish to deepen their pursuit by studying vocal or
instrumental music privately. Donations in the form of a check may be
made payable to Pius XI High School, 135 N. 76th St., Milwaukee, WI
53213; please write “Tillen Scholarship Fund” in the memo line. If you
would prefer to make a donation online, please go to
www.piusxi.org/support/OnlineGiving.aspx and specify “Tillen
Scholarship Fund” in the additional comments box.
Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning
Services is serving the family. For further information, please call
542-6609, or for directions, an online obituary or to leave a
condolence, please visit