Obituary: Lenora Louise Joseph

b. 1940 – March 13, 2024

Lenora (“Nora”) Louise (nee Flahive) Joseph, age 84, passed away peacefully in Chicago on March 13, 2024. 

Nora was predeceased by her loving husband of nearly 60 years, Robert (“Bob”) Joseph. Nora is survived by her five adoring children: Robert (“Bob”) [Liz] Joseph, Elizabeth (“Betsy”) Joseph, Jennifer (“Jenny”) [Edd] Lopez, James (“Jim”) [Jeannie] Joseph and Jason [Mary] Joseph as well as her ten beloved grandchildren: Jimmy Joseph, Jessica Joseph, Liam Lopez, Jason [Maddie] Joseph, Lilia Lopez, Lucy Joseph, Josh Joseph, Kelly Joseph, George Joseph and Katie Joseph. 

Nora graduated from Albany State College of Education and taught English and social studies in New York before raising her family in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.

Nora and Bob retired to Fish Creek in 1995, where they enjoyed golfing at Maxwelton Golf Club, gardening, and dining at the many supper clubs throughout Door County. 

Nora, an avid reader, would go to the Fish Creek Library once a week with a large tote bag and check out as many books as would fit into the tote bag and return the following week, ready for more!

Nora loved feeding the squirrels, chipmunks and birds that would frequent their large backyard. She had a passion for writing and art and was quite creative. Her favorite times were when her children and grandchildren would visit and gather together in her home. Their lovely blue house on Highland Road was filled to the brim with love. 

Nora and Bob moved back to the Chicagoland area in 2019. When Bob passed away, Nora was warmly welcomed into her daughter Betsy’s home where Betsy lovingly became Nora’s primary caretaker. 

Nora’s love will forever live on in the hearts of her children and grandchildren. 

Services will be private. If you would like to make a donation in memory of Nora, donations to the Fish Creek Library are welcome. Checks may be made to Door County Library, 107 South 4th Avenue, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235. Please include “In Memory of Nora Joseph/Fish Creek Library” in the memo line. All books purchased with donations will include a memorial bookplate inside the front cover of the book.