Mr. Edward J. Fahey, of Newton, formerly of Waltham, died Monday, April 5, 2021 in Wingate at Needham. He was 82.
Eddie was born on May 17, 1938 in Waltham a son of the late Edward F. and Angela (Norris) Fahey. A graduate of Waltham High School he then honorably served in the United States Army during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He married Ida Senarian on July 14, 1971 in Saint Stephen's Armenian Church in Watertown. They later renewed their marriage vows years later in St. Mary's Church in Waltham.
Eddie worked for over forty-two years as a store keeper for Raytheon Corporation and retired in 2002. He had also worked in scrap sales with Raytheon and the federal government. While at Raytheon he was a member of the Local 1505 - I.B.E.W.
Longtime Waltham residents Eddie and Ida moved to Newton in 1987 where they were members of Mary Immaculate of Lourdes Parish in Newton Upper Falls. His hobbies included photography, fishing, singing, travel and antique car shows. He will be remembered for his terrific sense of humor and quick Irish wit.
Eddie was predeceased by his siblings, Bernard D. Fahey and Mary Ward; in-laws, Senar & Elizabeth Senarian and Annie Senarian-Gray (Peter Gray); nephew & niece, Gary & Patricia Senarian.
In addition to his wife of 49 years, Ida, he leaves his sister, Irene Puglise of New Jersey; his in-laws, Allen Senarian (Ann) of Waltham Senarian; nieces & nephews Deborah & Greg Sullivan, Karen & Edward Bianchi, Charles & Tara Senarian; great-uncle of Stacy Motyka, Jason Sullivan, Katlyn Cassie, Jeffrey, David & Michael Senarian, Paul Bianchi, Kseniya Senarian; also survived by many grandnieces & nephews, cousins & friends.
Funeral services will be private.
Those wishing to view Eddie's services please use this link at 11 a.m. Monday, April 12th: https://my.gather.app/remember/edward-fahey.
Memorials in his name may be made to Joslin Diabetes Clinic, 1 Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215.
A note from the funeral home pursuant to Governor Baker's recent order:
During times of uncertainty and crisis one might wonder what to do at the loss of a loved one or how to show support to a friend given the limitations that the pandemic continues to present.
Telephone your friend to offer words of love and support, give them a virtual hug, drop something delicious by the house, leave a condolence on the funeral home website, make a donation to their favored charity, send a card or flowers or have a Mass said, remain in touch, and above all else . . . say prayers for the deceased and their family and the world during this difficult and unprecedented time.
These simple gifts of sympathy and charity are more valuable than you will ever know.
When public wakes are held capacity limits mean that your visit should be brief to allow other guests time to say hello to the family. Only members of the immediate family remain present throughout.
It goes without saying that people who have lost someone are especially sensitive and understanding to the concerns that some of their own family members and friends may have about visiting any public places right now. If this does not feel like the right time for you to venture out please don't.
Space limitations also mean that funeral services inside the funeral home and in many places of worship will also be private. Most services, at the family's request, will also be livestreamed and recorded for future viewing. The link to access the channel is found at the bottom of the obituary notice online.
Cemetery services are included in the current outdoor gathering limit of twenty-five people.
During any events, public or private, common sense precautions prevail. That includes masks covering your nose and mouth, staying with your household group throughout the services and keeping a sensible distance.
Thank you . . . again . . . for your patience and understanding.