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Mary J. Fahy

November 8, 1931 ~ November 14, 2018 (age 87)

Mary J. Fahy Nov. 8, 1931 Nov. 14, 2018 Mary Jane Fahy, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away Wednesday, November 14th after a 6 year battle with dementia. Mary, a longtime resident of both San Anselmo and Martinez, was born in San Francisco to Charles and Eileen O'Connor. She graduated from St. Anselm's School, where she met her husband Jack Fahy. They married in 1952 and raised six children together. Mary was active in her church community, enjoyed playing the piano, collecting coins, playing cards with her friends and neighbors and celebrating life at numerous family parties and camping trips. She worked for the phone company for over 30 years, retiring in 1992. In 2004, Mary and her beloved companion "Lady" moved to Martinez to live in a single story home close to family. She was quickly embraced and adored by the neighbors, enjoying many farmers markets and treasure hunts at the antique shops and street fairs. She was very fond of animals, and especially loved taking her grandkids on regular visits to the local animal rescue and humane shelters. Mary is preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Jack, brothers, Ray and Charles, and sisters, Midge and Patricia. She is survived by her six children, John Jr. (Liz), Jim (Helen), Joe, Jeannette Geiger (Ed), Jeff (Grace) and Jerry (Laurie). She is also survived by 17 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren, all of whom she was immensely proud of. Her generous and caring Irish spirit and sense of humor will forever be remembered and cherished by all her family members. Funeral services will be held Friday, November 30th, at 11:00am at St. Anselm's Church in San Anselmo. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that those who so desire, make memorial donations to the Marin Humane Society: www.marinhumane.org 

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