Matthew J. Fogerty


10:00am - 11:00am
O'Connell Funeral Home of River Falls
225 South 3rd Street
River Falls WI, 54022

Memorial Service

11:00am -
O'Connell Funeral Home of River Falls
225 South 3rd Street
River Falls WI, 54022

Matthew James Fogerty, age 67 passed away on November 18, 2022 at the Kinnic Health & Rehab of River Falls, Wisconsin.

Matthew was born June 13, 1955 to James and Gladys (Anderson) Fogerty in New Richmond, Wisconsin.  He was the oldest of 5 children.

He grew up on the Family farm south of Roberts, Wisconsin.  He graduated from St. Croix Central High School, Class of 1974.

Matthew enjoyed working with his father on the farm and going to local auctions to buy repairable farm equipment until the death of his father in 1992.  The farm then was sold in 1994.  From that time, he worked for various farmers in the area, but never found a place called home.  With help of family, he found a home at Ridgewood, a group home, which he lived out his remaining years.

While residing at Ridgewood, Matthew worked at Capital Safety as an assembler worker until COVID shut everything down.  At that time, he decided to enjoy retirement.  Matthew enjoyed many activities that Ridgewood offered, such as outings, especially bowling and time with family.

Matthew will be greatly missed by all who loved and cared for him.

Matthew is survived by Karen Fogerty, Sharon (Ken) Wolf, Lyle (Bonnie) Fogerty, Darlene (Jeff) Emerson; nieces/nephews Theresa (Mike) Rasmussen, Steven (Karin) Wolf, Laura Wolf, Jacquie Fogerty, Andy (Kindel) Fogerty, Jared Emerson, Brett Emerson, Monica (Adam) Moline; 8 great nieces and nephews.

Family would like to thank the staff and management of Ridgewood for all the love and care they gave to Matthew.  The Kinnic Health & Rehab in River Falls during his short stay, O’Connell Family Funeral Home for assisting the family with arrangements, Father Joe for assisting in preparing the memorial service.

A Celebration of Life for Matthew is scheduled for 11:00 am on December 9, 2022 at O’Connell Family Funeral Home, 225 South 3rd St, River Falls, Wisconsin with visitation one hour before the service.  Burial will be at St. Bridget Catholic Cemetery next to his father.

Services are entrusted to O’Connell Family Funeral Home of River Falls, Wisconsin.


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One Response

  1. I will miss you so very much Uncle Matt. It was so much fun chasing the cows to the barn and pasture with you and Grandpa at farm when I was kid. It was also great to hang with you at family gatherings when I lived in WI. Be sure to give Grandpa & Grandma big hugs for me.

    Love You Always.
    Your Niece, Jacquie

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