THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Joseph P. Jacques
Issue Date: May 22, 2019
Joseph Peter "Joe" Jacques, 52, of Green Bay, passed away unexpectedly, Sunday, May 12, 2019.
Born Dec. 17, 1966 in Menominee, Mi., to Francis "Bud" and Lynn Jacques, he was the seventh of eight children in a large, noisy family. Camping, fishing and bike riding filled his childhood days. He graduated from Menominee High School in 1985 and earned a Bachelor's Degree in Communications from the University of Michigan in 1989. He worked at Merrill Lynch as a Wealth Management Advisor and Vice President.
He married Maria Wojcik in 1996 and they had five children, Nicolas Joseph, Marisa Toussaint, Natalie Lynn, Gabriela Frances, and Christian Anthony. The family traveled all 50 states as well as Canada. The most important thing in his life was his family and he showed them his love and concern every day. He enjoyed his weekday lunches on the cardio machines at the downtown Green Bay YMCA.
He was all about the community and led his family in volunteering and serving the Green Bay community for many years and was involved in the Kiwanis, the Freedom House and many other charitable organizations. He was jokingly called "The Mayor of Green Bay," because he knew almost everyone in town. His kindness and generosity touched many lives and he accomplished everything he set his mind to.
He is survived by his wife, Maria; four children, Nico, Marisa, Natalie and Chip; his step-father, Jerry O'Connor; five brothers, Michael, Gabriel (Judy) Hernandez, Daniel (Dana), Thomas (Tracy) and John (Dione); two sisters, Christine (Joe) Del Preto and Susan (Paul) Kraus; 10 nephews; three nieces and many other aunts; uncles and cousins.
Including his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, who passed away Monday, May 13, 2019.
Visitation Services were held at Holy Family School Gymnasium in Green Bay on Sunday, May 19 from 1 p.m. until time of a Prayer Vigil at 6 p.m. A Funeral Mass was held at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Green Bay on Monday, May 20 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Patrick C. Beno officiating. Burial was in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Walsh (Porterfield). Blaney Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements. A memorial fund has been established for the Kiwanis Green Bay Scholarship Fund in his honor.