Genevieve M. Burgoyne, 94
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
Malcore Funeral Home, 1530 West Mason St., Green Bay, was in charge of
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a memorial fund has been
established at the funeral home in her memory.
www.malcorefuneralhome.com to send an online condolence.