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Obituary of William J. Fay, III
GREENVILLE – William J. Fay III, 69, passed away on Wednesday September 12, 2018 after a long illness. He was born on August 12, 1949 in Brooklyn to the late William J. Fay, Jr. and Mildred A. Lynch Fay. He was a graduate of St. Marks Grammar and High School in Brooklyn. He received his Bachelor's Degree from the College of Staten Island, and his Master's Degree from Russell Sage College. Bill was an Honorably Discharged Combat Veteran of the Vietnam War with a rank of E-5. He worked as a Counselor for Greene Correctional Facility in Coxsackie. He was a member and president of the Northeast NY Vietnam Veterans Reunion Association, which honored him at the annual reunion on July 28th of this year. He was also a life member of the DAV and a member of the American Legion Post 291 in Greenville. Bill was a lover of music and an accomplished musician, having won numerous awards for song writing. His favorite activity was to play music with his 3 sons on the stage they built at his home. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Thomas Fay, in 1981.
Bill is survived by his sons, William J. Fay IV, Timothy E. Fay, Brendan T. Fay, and their spouses; his grandsons, Seaghan Liam and Declan William Fay; his 4 sisters, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Calling hours will be held on Sunday September 16th from 4 to 7pm at the A.J. Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 State Route 81,Greenville. A Funeral Mass will be offered on Monday September 17th at 11am at St. John the Baptist Church, 4987 State Route 81, Greenville, followed by burial at Saratoga National Cemetery in Schuylerville, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Northeast NY Vietnam Veterans Reunion Association, P.O. Box 326, Freehold, NY 12431. Condolences can be posted at ajcunninghamfh.com.
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