C. Robert Foy, age 79

of Quincy

C. Robert Foy, age 79

C. Robert Foy, age 79, a lifelong Quincy resident, died peacefully, Thursday, June 23, 2022 in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his loving family.

Bob was born in Quincy, to the late Charles R. and M. Phyllis (Chamberlain) Foy. He was a graduate of Archbishop Williams High School, Class of 1960. He attended the College of the Holy Cross and Northeastern University.

Bob was a real estate broker and founder of Assurance Realty of Quincy, which he operated for twenty-three years. Previously he was employed as a sales representative for Raytheon Corporation and Bethlehem Steel Corporation.

Bob was a longtime member and past president of The Neighborhood Club of Quincy where he and his wife Fran enjoyed many friendships. Bob was also a past president of Adams Heights Men’s Club of Quincy.

Most importantly, Bob was dedicated to his family. He was especially proud of his nineteen grandchildren, Sarah, Shannon, Erin, Michaela, Julia, Jessica, Jaime, Jillian, Mary, Audrey, Cate, Emma, Chloe, Nora, Savannah, Declan, Christyna, Cathryn and Paul – actively supporting their many activities and accomplishments. He enjoyed spending time with all of them.

Bob was an avid gardener and took great pride in sharing his vegetables – especially tomatoes with family and friends. He also loved history and had a passion for reading.

Beloved husband for fifty-six years of Frances M. “Fran” (Contrino) Foy.

Devoted father of Mary E. Pellegrino and her husband David of Braintree, Kathleen F. Marchetti and her husband Harry of North Reading, Christine P. Howley and her husband Paul of Milton, Charles Joseph Foy and his wife Kaitlyn of Pembroke, Stephanie A. Verrengia and her husband Jonathan of Canton, and Kelly A. Draicchio and her husband Chris of Braintree.

He was predeceased by his sister, Maureen P. Blackman.

Bob is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Memorial Visitation will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Thursday, June 30, from 4 – 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Bob’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or www.stjude.org/donate.


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  • Sorry for your loss Franny and kids/grandkids .Bobby was one of my last pals on Goddard st..My mom’s freh tomatoes connection. RIP Bobby

  • Frannie & family – I am so sorry for your loss

  • May the perpetual light shine upon him and he rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers are with you Franny and your entire family .

  • Sorry for your families loss.

  • Fran and Family, Sorry for your loss.

  • Franny so sorry about your loss. Seems like yesterday that you both were living on Bradford street. Had some great conversations with Bob back then when I was a young teenager. Good man. I will miss him. Also many years at the Contrino house growing up with your brothers. Hope you’re doing well through all of this. Miss you.

  • So sorry to hear of the passing of Bob..
    Carol Morris
    Old Independence Ave neighbor.

  • Joe Katie and family sorry for your loss
    Mike,Barbara & Donna Flaherty

  • Sending love, prayers and hugs to my cousins. I have many great memories of car rides to school, Friday night pizza, soccer games or just hanging out at the house playing cards or shooting hoops.

  • Dear Fran- so sorry for the loss of Bob- my parents loved him as well as you…. Please stay well. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Love, Claire McManus

  • Dear Fran, Joe and entire Foy Family, Tom and I were so sorry to hear of the passing of Bob and wish to extend our deepest condolences during this most difficult time. Life is so short when we get to this age, and it is even more important to enjoy each and every moment of every day surrounded by all those who love you. Love to you and your beautiful family, Laura and Tom DiBona

  • So very sorry for your loss!

  • Fran, I was so sorry to hear that Bob had passed. In reading his obituary, I was struck by the wonderful legacy he left, a life centered on love of family. In the end, that’s really all that matters. I hope you will find peace and healing in the memories you created and shared together.

  • Sorry for your loss.

  • Dear Fran and Family, So sorry for your loss of your beloved husband and father. I’ve been thinking about the many happy memories of our youth and as “young marrieds”. Even tho we lost touch over the years, growing up as cousins is very special to remember. Your family has always been a source of loyalty, dignity and love. I pray for your comfort as God’s angels enfold you while you endure this difficult time. Blessings on you and all you hold Dear. Love, Susan