James J. Fahey
9444 - 2020
Obituary of James J. Fahey
James J. Fahey Jr. passed away on July 23, 2020. He was born on January 11, 1944 to James J. and Mary (McGuire) Fahey. He attended Most Holy Rosary School, Christian Brothers Academy and graduated from William Nottingham High School. He received an Associate Arts Degree from Onondaga Community College and a Bachelor of science from the University of Tennessee. Following his college graduation, he joined Volunteers In Service To America (VISTA) in which he organized community projects in McKee, Kentucky. He was a career public servant and was employed as a Senior Caseworker for the Onondaga County Department of Social Services serving elderly clients in the Adult Protective Unit.
Jim loved to travel both in the United States and abroad. He was a rabid Tennessee Volunteers fan and had an encyclopedic knowledge of Syracuse high school sports teams, records and scores. He was a self-confessed political junkie who read the Almanac of American Politics from cover to cover as soon as it was published and he could retain absolutely precise facts and figures about every contested political race in the volume. He was also a voracious reader of historical and political biographies. If you couldn’t find Jim at home, you could find him at Barnes and Noble.
He was a loyal and loving brother and devoted uncle.
He was predeceased by his parents and sisters, Mary J. Fahey and Jane Fahey-Suddaby.
He is survived by his brothers, Charles M. Fahey and Joseph E. Fahey (Terri Bright), his nieces, Meghan Fahey (Robert Poyer) and Katharine Fahey-Sheedy (Ben Sheedy), Michelle Saraceni (Raymond Allen) , nephews Conor and Ryan Suddaby, his brother-in-law, Judge Glenn T. Suddaby (Jill) and sister-in-law, Katharine H. ( Trink) Fahey and grandnieces Claire Gaffey, Jane Poyer, Corine Allen and grandnephews, Braydon Poyer and Ian Allen.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic there will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at Most Holy Rosary Church, 111 Roberts Avenue, Syracuse, New York on August 14 ,2020 at 9:30 A.M. Burial will be at Saint Agnes Cemetery immediately after.
A celebration of Jim’s life will be held at Swallows Restaurant when the pandemic condition permits.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Brady Faith Center, 404 South Avenue, Syracuse, New York 13204.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of James Fahey, please visit Tribute Store
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