Thomas J. Fahey of Bridgewater, NJ passed away on Friday, August 23, 2019. Tom was born and raised in Newark and graduated from Our Lady of Good Counsel High School in Newark. He moved to Bridgewater in 1963.
Tom received a BA degree in political science from Seton Hall University. He later received a master’s degree in administration and supervision from Montclair State University. He served as an infantry lieutenant in the US Army and the US Army Reserves from 1956 to 1961. He was employed as a teacher for the Newark School System for many years and later worked as a Social Studies teacher and Work Coordinator for the Franklin Township School System before retiring in 1992 with 36 years of service.
Tom supported the activities of the Church of the Blessed Sacrament in Martinsville and served as an usher for the 10:30 a.m. Sunday mass where he recently celebrated 56 years of service. He was a member of the Our Lady of the Hills Knights of Columbus Council #5959, a Volunteer Advocate of the NJ Office of the Ombudsman for the Institutionalized Elderly, a member of the NJ Education Association, and the National Education Association. He was an active member of the Republican Party in Bridgewater for many years. Tom was an avid fisherman and was an honorary member of the Cape Coral Tarpon Club in Florida. He also enjoyed gardening, traveling and most importantly spending time with his family.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Eleanor, of 60 years; and his devoted sons, Gary and his wife, Chantira of Las Vegas, NV; Mark and his wife, Sonie of Woodbridge; and a daughter, Laura of Bridgewater. He is also survived by his brothers, Francis Fahey of W. Melborne, FL; Gregory Fahey of Venice, FL; and Dennis Fahey of Cape Coral, FL; a sister, Sheila McGuckin of Manchester; and many loving nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his sisters Mary Judge and Gertrude Denver.
A visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 from 4-7 p.m. at Higgins Home for Funerals, 752 Mountain Blvd., Watchung, NJ . A Liturgy of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament, Washington Valley Road, Martinsville. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Basking Ridge.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider contributions in his memory to the Holy Spirit Adoration Sisters, Convent of Divine Love, 2212 Green Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130-3197.