Genevieve M. Burgoyne, 94

Genevieve M. Burgoyne, 94, of Green Bay, died Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, at ManorCare West nursing home surrounded by her adoring husband and children.

She was born Oct. 9, 1918, in De Pere, the daughter of Frank and Mary (Dejonghe) Deloye. Her brother, Norbert, preceded her in death as a young boy. On May 5, 1945, she married Glenn R. Burgoyne who affectionately called her “Gen.” At the time of her death, Gen and Glenn had been married for 68 years.

Genevieve graduated from St. Joseph’s Academy high school as the valedictorian of her class in 1936. She turned down a full scholarship to The College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minn., so as to look after her ailing father. She attended Green Bay Business College where she met her husband, Glenn, and upon graduation worked as an executive secretary for two years at the Wisconsin Public Service.

Genevieve was an active member of St. Joseph’s Parish of Green Bay and volunteered for the Altar Rosary Society, Meals on Wheels, and the Third Order of St. Francis. She was also a Girl Scout leader, a Cub Scout den mother, school reading tutor, and the mother of four Eagle Scouts. She had a lifelong interest in the study and practice of nutrition. In addition she enjoyed cross country skiing, biking and playing bridge. She was a devout Catholic and a generous and charitable person who always focused on the best in everyone she encountered. She was very devoted to her husband and children and had a wonderful sense of humor. In addition to her husband, Glenn; she is survived by their six children, Virginia Burgoyne of Green Bay, Mark (Sandy) Burgoyne of Cedarburg, Paul (Mary Jo) Burgoyne of Milwaukee, Marie Burgoyne of Allouez, Claude (Vicki) Burgoyne of Portland, Ore., and Frank Burgoyne of San Francisco. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Andrew (Adrienne), Lauren, Jared (Kendal), Tricia and Nettie (Dan) Bell; and great-grandchildren, Brett, Jacob, Reese and Landon.

The funeral was held this past Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Parish, Green Bay, with the Rev. Ryan Krueger officiating. Burial was in Fort Howard Cemetery.

Malcore Funeral Home, 1530 West Mason St., Green Bay, was in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a memorial fund has been established at the funeral home in her memory.

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