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Joseph Frenn

October 10, 1920 - June 3, 2018

Of Wauwatosa died peacefully at home  surrounded by family on June 3rd at age 97. Cherished father of Mary Liz, Joseph John (Beth), Mary Clare and Maura, devoted grandfather to Jessica, loving uncle to Janice (John) Marabbes, Joanne Cortez, Arvilla Herro.  Preceded in death by his beloved wife of 58 years Eileen, his…read more

Of Wauwatosa died peacefully at home  surrounded by family on June 3rd at age 97. Cherished father of Mary Liz, Joseph John (Beth), Mary Clare and Maura, devoted grandfather to Jessica, loving uncle to Janice (John) Marabbes, Joanne Cortez, Arvilla Herro.  Preceded in death by his beloved wife of 58 years Eileen, his parents Richard and Elizabeth Frenn, sisters Lillian Cortez and Genevieve Herro, brother Edward Frenn, and nephews Roger Cortez and Richard Herro.  Survived by other family, friends and students.

Born to Lebanese immigrants who valued education, Joe was the first in his family to go to college, receiving his undergraduate degree from the WI State Teacher’s College in 1942. Just prior to graduation, Joe joined the Army Air Corps serving his country in WWII. After the war, he continued his education, receiving a Masters in French from UW.  He taught French and Spanish in the MPS System for over 30 years, primarily at John Marshall High School.   In retirement, he continued his love of teaching at the La Farge Life Long Learning Institute and was also docent at the Milwaukee Art Museum.

Joe was an excellent cook, a true wine connoisseur, and an avid gardener. He loved to attend local music and theater performances, as well as travel to France and Ireland, with Eileen.  He was a kind and humble man for whom family and education meant everything.

Visitation Saturday, June 23, 2018 at St. George Melkite Greek Catholic Church, 1617 West State Street, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. Funeral Service at 10:00 AM. Private Entombment Holy Cross Cemetery.

Special thanks to Dr. James Landisch, Grace Hospice and most especially our Visiting Angels Bertha Blackmon and Lisa Carter for the wonderful care they gave Joe in his last years.

Memorials to St. George Melkite Greek Catholic Church appreciated.

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Visitation Information

St. George Melkite Greek Catholic Church

Address:

1617 West State Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233

Date: Saturday, June 23, 2018

Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Service Information

St. George Melkite Greek Catholic Church

Address:

1617 West State Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233

Date: Saturday, June 23, 2018

Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Memorial Information

Memorials to St. George Melkite Greek Catholic Church appreciated.

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