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Stella Solomakos Fay | Thomas J. Fay | Miles L. Fay | Rita Sullivan
NEW BEDFORD -- Stella (Solomakos) Fay, 74, died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1998, at St. Luke's Hospital after a long illness.
She was the wife of Thomas J. Fay and daughter of the late George and Clara (Koutrakos) Solomakos.
She was born in New Bedford and lived in Wareham for 20 years before returning to New Bedford in 1978.
She was a member of St. George's Greek Orthodox Church.
She was employed by various textile companies as a stitcher and machine operator until she retired.
Mrs. Fay was educated in New Bedford public schools and had attended the Swain School of Design.
Mrs. Fay loved the world of art and enjoyed painting as a hobby.
Survivors include her widower; two daughters, Georgia Lunt of New Hampshire and Diane Coffin of Cape Cod; a brother, Peter Solomakos of Wisconsin; a sister, Cynthia Delligatti of Wisconsin; two grandsons; two granddaughters; a great-grandson; a great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.
Her funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at St. George's Greek Orthodox Church. Interment is in St. Mary's Cemetery. Arrangements are by the Austin-Carney Funeral Home, 549 County St.
from, 1/2/1999
NEW BEDFORD -- Thomas J. Fay, 80, of New Bedford, died Saturday, March 22, 2003, at St. Luke's Hospital after a brief illness. He was the widower of Stella (Solomakos) Fay.
Born in New Bedford, the son of the late Thomas S. and Mary Rose (Dineen) Fay, he lived in New Bedford most of his life. He was a graduate of New Bedford High School, class of 1940, and was a graduate of Massachusetts Institure of Technology, class of 1942.
He was formerly employed by the Postal Service as a clerk for more than 17 years.
Mr. Fay was an Army veteran of World War II serving in France.
He was an avid baseball fan and coin and stamp collector.
Survivors include two daughters, Diane Coffin of Harwich Port and Georgia Lunt of Ctr. Ossipee, N.H.; four grandchildren, Chad Coffin and his wife Ella, Lisa Coffin, Tammy Jacobs and her husband Steve and Daniel E. Lunt IV and his wife Billie; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Holy Name of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church. Interment in St. Mary's Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Austin-Carney Funeral Home, 549 County St.
from, 3/24/2003
Rev. Miles L. Fay, a member of the theology department at Boston College since 1963, died of cancer Sunday in Youville Hospital, Cambridge. He was 69.
Father Fay joined Boston College after serving for eight years as admissions director at Holy Cross College.
Born in New Bedford, he entered the Society of Jesus in Shadowbrook, Lenox, in 1940. He graduated from the former Weston College in 1946, was ordained by Archbishop Richard Cushing in 1953 and received a doctorate in sacred theology at the University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome in 1970.
Father Fay leaves a sister, Rita Sullivan of Baltimore.
A funeral Mass will be said at 10 a.m. tomorrow in St. Mary's Hall Chapel, Boston College. Burial will be in the Campion Center Cemetery, Weston.
from the Boston Globe (MA), October 16, 1990
Retired teacher A Mass of Christian burial for Rita Sullivan, a retired teacher of business courses in Baltimore schools, will be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Matthew's Roman Catholic Church, Loch Raven Boulevard and Woodbourne Avenue.
Mrs. Sullivan, who was 72 and lived on Northbourne Road, died early yesterday of leukemia at the Good Samaritan Hospital.
She retired in 1981 from the Winston Middle School, but most of the time since she began teaching in 1965 had been spent on the faculty of City College.
Born in New Bedford, Mass., the former Rita Fay was a graduate of Simmons College in Boston and later earned a master's degree at Loyola College.
She worked as secretary to the president of Harvard University before she was married and moved to Baltimore in 1941.
Her husband, Stephen F. Sullivan, who died in 1973, was a naval architect at the Sparrows Point Shipyard of Bethlehem Steel Corp.
In Baltimore, she served as president of the Simmons Alumnae Club and was a member of the Women's Alumnae Club Council.
She also served as president of the Jesuit Guild and the Mount St. Agnes High School Mothers Club, and as a member of the board of the Loyola High School Mothers Club.
Mrs. Sullivan is survived by a daughter, Mary Rita Beyer of Rodgers Forge; three sons, Stephen and Brian Sullivan, both of Baltimore, and Kevin Sullivan of Pittsburgh; and 14 grandchildren.
from the Sun (Baltimore, MD), May 9, 1991