Sunday, December 27, 2015
Patricia Gallagher Fay of Mystic, a former Westport resident, died Dec. 15. She was 83.
Born Oct. 24, 1932 in Flushing, N.Y., she was a longtime Westporter who loved being a part of the community for more than 50 years. She was a caring and fun loving person that liked to entertain, cook, play tennis, dance, and mostly to surround herself by family and friends.
She was happiest at the beach and her favorite places were Ballston Beach, Compo Beach, and Key Biscayne where she would swim, have picnics, and watch the sunset.
She was well known as the co-founder of Those Two Girls, a business that revolutionized estate tag sales and brought them to a professional level. She was written up in The New York Times as a pioneer and expert in her field of estate sales and she ran hundreds of tags sales in Fairfield County for more than 30 years.
She had a wonderful spirit and a gift for making those around her feel special and loved. She was a loyal friend, an amazing mother and an incredible grandmother. She was married to her husband, Thomas Fay, for 64 years. He loved her very much and their commitment and sense of humor kept them together.
She is survived by her four children, Thomas T. Fay Jr. and his wife, Janice, of Newtown, Christopher T. Fay of Westport, Elizabeth Fay Corcoran and her husband, Joseph, of Wellesley, Mass., and Maggie Fay McDonough and her husband, E. Merritt Jr., of Groton; and nine grandchildren, Mickey and Patrick Fay, Christopher Fay Jr., Connor, Caitlin and Patrick Corcoran and Elizabeth, Emily and Merritt McDonough III. She was predeceased by her parents Mary Reynolds and John Gallagher.
She was proud of her Irish heritage
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association CT Chapter (http://www.alz.org/ct) The family will have a private memorial service and there will be no calling hours. Please leave online remembrances at http://www.mysticfuneralhome.com.
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