5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Mulryan Funeral Home
725 Hebron Ave.
Glastonbury, Connecticut, United States
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
St. Marks Evangelist Church
476 South Quaker Lane
West Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Obituary of Joan Fay
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Joan Stoughton Fay, 82, wife of the late Herbert Smith Fay, of Newbury, Vermont and more recently a resident of Marlborough, CT, passed away peacefully, Saturday April 21st, surrounded by family members. Born in Lancaster, New Hampshire in 1929, and daughter of the late Carroll and Kathleen Stoughton. Joan leaves behind, daughter Colleen and Brian Ives, son William Fay and Dessa Bokides, daughter Carol and Frank Messer; her grandchildren Lauren and Robbie Ives, David, Mitchell, Greg and Charlie Fay, Jennifer, John, Kimberly and Tommy Messer. Joan also leaves behind her sister Betty and Chuck Dobson, brother John and Sally Stoughton, sister Lucy Schoff and sister Mary and Don Newey. Joan's passion was family and education. She enjoyed spending time with her family at the Stoughton Camp and taking her grandchildren on day trips to Lost River, Mount Washington, Santa's Village, Children's museums. She loved playing cards and board games, going for walks, visiting New York City, cross country skiing, and was an avid fan of the Celtics and UCONN Huskies. In education, she was dedicated to her students and always striving to find the best way to inspire. She taught in the Bedford, NY Public School System for 15 years and the Vermont Public School System for 10 years. Her family will receive friends on Tuesday April 24th, 5:30 to 7:00 pm at the Mulryan Funeral Home, 725 Hebron Ave, Glastonbury, CT. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am at St. Marks Evangelist Church, 467 S. Quaker Lane, West Hartford, CT. Burial service is Thursday at 10:30 am at the Newbury Center Townhouse Cemetery, Scotch Hollow Rd, Newbury, Vermont. In lieu of flowers, people can send a donation in memory of Joan Fay to the Alzheimer's Association, Connecticut Chapter, 2075 Silas Deane Highway, Suite 100, Rocky Hill, CT 06067. To share a memory please visit www.mulryanfh.com.