Daniel Patrick Foy, 26, of the City of Grosse Pointe, passed away Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021.
He was born Sept. 2, 1995, in Ann Arbor, to David and Mary Foy.
Daniel graduated from Grosse Pointe South High School in 2014. In 2019, he graduated with honors from Hope College, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication with a minor in organizational leadership.
Daniel was co-manager of the football team at Hope College and also was involved in a Bible study group.
He worked as a video specialist in the communications and financial industry.
Daniel was an eight-year heart transplant and stroke survivor. He was born with a congenital heart condition and treated at CS Mott Children's Hospital, where the hospital staff became his second family. He loved all of them dearly and especially enjoyed being involved in fundraiser tailgates during his high school years to support Mott and the University of Michigan. Daniel conquered many challenges with courage and determination touching many hearts along the way.
Daniel loved all sports, especially football and hockey, with emphasis on the University of Michigan, Detroit Lions and Detroit Red Wings. He enjoyed his Fantasy Football team more than anything He loved to travel and was especially attached to Seattle, where he visited his cousin, and Boston, where he visited a friend. He loved to spend time with family and friends and play cards and cornhole. Daniel loved listening to music (artist Ben Rector and The Band Camino were two of his favorites) and going to concerts, as well as listening to podcasts and going to movies with friends and family. He loved his dog, Moose, with all his heart.
He is survived by his parents, David and Mary; sister, Emma Rose; and brother, Ian.
A Memorial Service will take place at 2:30pm on Sunday, November 21, 2021, at the Grosse Pointe Memorial Church, 16 Lakeshore Drive, Grosse Pointe Farms.
n lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Mott Save A Heart Campaign Fund. Checks may be made payable to 'University of Michigan - Daniel Foy' and sent to Michigan Medicine Office of Development, 777 E. Eisenhower Pkwy., Suite 650, Ann Arbor, MI 48108, (734) 764-6777, or visit victors.us/danielfoy
I remember meeting Daniel as we all moved into Wyckoff Hall for our first year at Hope College. We would often cross paths our freshman year. In the coming years when he became a manager of the football team, our bond become deeper due to our common love for the game.
I will remember Daniel as an individual who would be present for you in your highest and lowest moments to let you know he was thinking of you. We spoke when my roommate passed away in January 2019, he took the time to reach out when I got engaged six months ago, and most recently, we messaged on his 26th birthday. He was a good man, and I am grateful we crossed paths at Hope College.
I send my deepest condolences to the Foy family and Daniel's loved ones. May you rest well, my friend.
Mary, you and your family are in our prayers during these sad times. Eternal rest grant into Dan, and may perpetual light shine upon him as the angels guide him to his forever home with God.
Renee (LeClaire) and Bob Deroche
It was a great honor to get to know and to spend time with Dan. I enjoyed watching him grow from a happy and inquisitive child to a kind, thoughtful and compassionate young man. He faced every challenge with a positivity and strength that was both inspiring and humbling. Like Carly, I was always impressed that, no matter what challenges he was facing, he first wanted to ask me about my family and my sons. He always remembered where they were and what they were doing. I agree that Dan taught us all so much about grace and honor and a life well-lived. I will always carry with me his presence and what I learned from him. My love to your family. Thank you for sharing Dan with us.
Mary, Dave, Emma and Ian, My heart is broken by Dan's death. He was such a warrior, always caring and compassionate. I was so honored to be his cardiologist when he was a kid. Every time I talked with him recently, he would ask me about my son, which touched me every time. He had a heart of gold and I will always remember and honor his strength and perseverance. He taught us all so much with how he lived his life with love and grace. Thinking of you all, take care of each other.
I loved to talk to Daniel.he was very upbeat when he was not feeling good. The last time I talked to him we had a great talk about God he ask me to pray for him. We will get to meet again where there is no sickness all is peace forevermore. Look for me for I will be there to
We do not know your family directly but my longtime friend Lory Egar, told me about Daniel’s passing because she knew it would be close to our hearts. Our first born had a congenital heart defect when he was born as well. We lost him at 5 days old after his first of what should have been three surgeries. It wasn’t meant to be. We always wonder what he would have accomplished and how his life would have been. Your Daniel sure seemed to live life to the fullest and touched many hearts along the way. We just wanted to reach out to send our love. We have attended the Save A Heart event for almost all of the last 24 years and will make our donation this year, at the event, in his honor. If you happen to attend, we would love to give you a hug in person. God bless you and your amazing son, Daniel.
I remember Daniel when he was five. I loved how much he would talk. He was the sweetest little boy and was taken way too soon. God Bless you Daniel. You were loved by so many and Dave and Mary Beth I am so sorry for you and your family. Kathy Drummond
My deepest condolences to the Foy family. I wish I had the words to express how deeply sadden we were to hear of Daniel's passing. He was truly an amazing young man. May you find comfort in the days to come knowing that Daniel was a true shining star while on this earth and lived his life to the fullest. I will continue to pray for your strength.
In his all too short time here with us, Daniel touched so many of us and made a long-lasting impact on all of our lives. His unwavering faith, strength, determination to overcome so many challenges, love of his family and friends are all a long lasting legacy and will never be forgotten by all he touched. Dave, Mary, Emma and Ian your grief is both unimaginable and inconsolable. We pray that you all find comfort in knowing Daniel is in heaven with Jesus and reaching down to provide you, his loving family strength at this time. We too are sad and deeply hurt. However, our faith gives us the strength to go forward with the knowledge we will be reunited with him again.
Dear Mary and Dave, Your son was an AMAZING MAN who LOVED SOOOO HARD!! He was 1 in a million!! I am FOREVER grateful to have gotten to know him. I remember so many of our talks and how he LOVED people. I cannot imagine your deep sorrow and suffering right now. Please know that I am praying for only comfort in knowing that you will be reunited with Daniel in Heaven again sometime. In the meantime, I can see him taking walks with his grandmother as he waits!! He used to tell me all about the walks he would have with her. I will be out of town for his celebration of life but know you are in my heart. God bless your family.
I loved Daniel for his love for family, affection for Michigan and especially the city of Detroit, and the excitement he felt for sports! It comforts me to envision him cheering for the Lions with his Grandpa Onacki in heaven. Prayers and healing thoughts to the Foy Family during this most difficult of times.
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