Claire M. Fay, 91, touched the lives of all who knew her

Claire M. Fay
Claire M. Fay

Claire M. Fay, 91, passed away with peace and grace on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016, with her family at her side.

Born in Philadelphia, Claire was preceded in death by her parents, Leo and Alicia McDonnell; husband, Bernard Fay; brother, Leo McDonnell; and two grandchildren.

She is survived by her children, Patricia Mattke, Kenneth Fay, Bernice Pope, Gregory Fay and Sean Fay; and her siblings, Bernice Martone and Gerald McDonnell. Claire was the cherished grandmother of her 10 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

Claire, our beloved mother, dedicated her life to her family. She taught us to take care of each other, to be thankful for our blessings and to love one another unconditionally. Claire touched the lives of all who knew her and will be forever missed.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 6, at the Church of the Holy Family.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Church of the Holy Family for the Orphanage in Haiti. Condolences may be offered to the family at

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