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Edward Fahey


1928 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Edward Fahey Obituary
Edward J. Fahey, Sr. - SAVANNAH - Edward (Eddie) Fahey, 85, died Sunday, April 6, 2014 in Savannah. He was born April 22, 1928 in Savannah to Anna (Zipperer) Fahey and Michael James Fahey. He grew up in the Old Fort area of Savannah and attended Marist School for Boys and later transferred and graduated from St. Bernard's High School in Alabama. He was a lifelong resident of Chatham County until recent years. Eddie worked for Central of Georgia Railroad for 20 years, and then spent many years as a bookkeeper with Savannah Tire and Rubber and Buddy Matthews Seafood. At age 64 he joined Fr. Patrick O'Brien as a pastoral assistant until he retired at age of 82. He was a member and past president of the Irish Heritage Society and the Sinn Fein Society. He was also a member of the St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee and the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick. Before becoming the Grand Marshal of the St. Patrick Day Parade in 2002, his moment in history was in 1986 at the Sinn Fein Breakfast where tradition called for lighting of the grits. In the process he also lit the tablecloth and the floor. It was the news of the day. Eddie is preceded in death by his first wife of 44 years, Martha Bradley Fahey and his second wife of 7 years, Jessie Durden Fahey, and sisters, Lillian Clark Fahey, Anne Fahey Counihan, Marie Cecelia Fahey and Mary Jane Fahey Brown. He is survived by his brother, Thomas J. Fahey (Josie) of Cleveland, TN, his 3 sons, Ed Fahey (Vincent) of Springfield, GA, Patrick Fahey (Laura) of Mansfield, TX and Christopher Fahey (Laurie) of Savannah, GA. He also has 4 grandchildren, Brian Fahey (Jennifer) of Charleston, SC, Shannon Fahey of Dallas, TX, Michael Fahey of California, and Mary Kate Fahey Jump (Kevin) of Savannah, GA.; two great grandsons, Fintan Seamus Fahey of Charleston, SC and Miller Jump of Savannah; and an abundance of nieces and nephews. A Rosary Service will be held at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, April 8, at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel. The family will receive friends from 5:30 pm until 7:00 pm. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church followed by interment in Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to a . Please sign our on line guest book at www.foxandweeks.com Savannah Morning News April 10, 2014 Please sign our Obituary Guest Book at savannnahnow.com/obituaries.
Published in Savannah Morning News from Apr. 7 to Apr. 10, 2014
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