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Fay, Joseph W.

Joseph Wilfred Fay, a longtime resident of Dedham, died Tuesday, may 31, 2022 at his home in Dedham. He was 82. Joseph was born May 31, 1940 in Boston, Massachusetts, one of the eleven children of William A. and Ruth C. (McMillan) Fay. He was a firefighter for the City of Boston stationed with Ladder 24, Engine 4. Joseph is survived by his wife of 61 years, Ruth Mary (Smigielski) Fay; his four daughters, Cynthia, Judith, Laura, and Jennifer; his siblings, James, Mary and Ruth; two granddaughters; and two great grandchildren. He was the brother of the late William, Thomas, John, Catherine, Patricia, Marion, Francis, and Joseph. Visiting hours will be held Saturday, June 4th from 3 to 7 pm at the Folsom Funeral Home, 87 Milton Street, Dedham. Interment will be private.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Nancy Miele
    June 2nd, 2022 | 3:56 pm

    Very sad news. Joe Fay was part of my new family my son married into. He was funny and kind and I had to make blueberry pie every holiday and he would eat most of it every time. I will miss making them and I will miss him.
    Rest in peace Joe!

  2. Cynthia Tavares
    June 2nd, 2022 | 4:26 pm

    Jen, My Deepest Sympathy to you and your Family, prayers for strength and peace

  3. Jim Fay
    June 2nd, 2022 | 5:41 pm

    Farewell my brother I shall think of you often with love respect and humor. I can never repay all that you did for me and so many
    Others but I will try to be as good as you were. Love Jim.

  4. Mindy ( Marion’s)
    June 2nd, 2022 | 5:48 pm

    The news of Joe’s passing weighs heavy on my heart. Always a kind and understanding person. His calls of support will be missed.

  5. Steven Gallagher
    June 2nd, 2022 | 5:52 pm

    So sorry for your loss

  6. Richie Abany
    June 3rd, 2022 | 2:58 am

    Rest in peace Joe. I will miss you, but never forget you!

  7. Melissa,Mike and Chloe Fay
    June 3rd, 2022 | 7:19 pm

    Uncle Joe was a man of dignity and honor! He loved unconditionally and he will be deeply missed. We love you Ruthie, Judy, Jenny, Cindy, Uncle Jimmy, Aunt Mary, Aunt Ruthy and we are always here to love and support all of you!
    Love, Melissa (Mel), Mike, Chloe and Margie❤️❤️❤️

  8. June 3rd, 2022 | 9:38 pm

    Heartbroken at Joe’s passing, he was a dear friend at the Hilton gym. Joe always spoke so dearly about his family…his wife, children and I especially loved his remembrances of his parents and the music he grew up with. We are lesser for his loss, yet greater for his fellowship.

  9. karen hamilton
    June 4th, 2022 | 11:12 am

    Joe, You were a special man. You helped me in more ways than you will ever know. You may be gone but not to me. Rest in peace my friend.

  10. Joe Tbeau
    June 4th, 2022 | 1:54 pm

    I will never forget your humor and your jokes… You will be deeply missed, I want too celebrate your life and remember you being genuinely kind to everyone you came in contact with! May your spirit and soul live forever in the hearts of family and friends… Joe Tbeau

  11. Pam Gallager Veilleux, Greg Veilleux, GVi & Delana
    June 4th, 2022 | 2:53 pm

    Our love & prayers to Aunt Ruth, Cindy,Judy,Laura,Jen and family. Uncle Joe will be so missed. He always looked for us at family gatherings sharing jokes and stories. His kindness and love will continue through all of you.

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