Alfred "Al" or "Freddy" Foisy

Died: Wed., Mar. 17, 2021

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Fall River – Alfred, also known as “Al” or “Freddy” Foisy, 79, of New Bedford, died Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at Southpointe Rehab and Skilled Nursing Center.
     Born in New Bedford, son of the late Alfred J. Foisy and Antoinette (Fernandes) (Foisy) Merrick, he lived here all his life.  He was employed as a teacher for the New Bedford and Dartmouth public school systems until his retirement.
     He greatly enjoyed classical music, opera and travelling throughout the world.  An avid gardener, Al also loved being in his home.  He was a wonderful son, grandson and brother.
     Al had a valiant fight with Parkinson’s for 22 years and he did it with dignity until the very end.
     He is survived by his sister, Louise E. Merrick of St. Petersburg, FL and many beloved friends.
     A Memorial Mass for Al will be held at a later date.  Private arrangements are with Machnowski Funeral Home, 472 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford.  For condolences, please visit

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John Hoyle
   Posted Sat March 20, 2021
Al was a classmate at Holy Family High School. May he rest in peace.

Cheryl Tomasia (hairdresser for Al)
   Posted Sun March 21, 2021
He was a very kind spirited person. I enjoyed our talks when I visited. I will miss him. May he Rest In Peace.

Lucy Bly
   Posted Sun March 21, 2021
He was a kind and generous person, a wonderful teacher and colleague.

Nina Rodrigues
   Posted Sun March 21, 2021
I'm very sorry for the loss of your brother.
Thinking of you😘

Gretchen Baker-Smith
   Posted Mon March 22, 2021
He was a very kind teacher. His classroom was a bit of an oasis for me as a 9th grader, and I was always glad to be there.

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