Father James W. Fahey, 72

ATTLEBORO, Mass. — Father James W. Fahey, 72, died on Dec. 5, 2016 at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro.

Father Fahey was born in Taunton on Oct. 4, 1944. He was the son of the late James and G. Irene (Walton) Fahey. He is survived by his sister, Maureen Sands and her husband, Michael Sands of Raynham; his niece, Sarah Travers and her husband, Jeffery Travers of Raynham; and his grandniece and grandnephew, Madalyn and Brayden Travers of Raynham.  

Father Fahey was ordained to the Priesthood by Bishop James L. Connolly on May 1, 1970. After his ordination, he served as parochial vicar at Our Lady of the Assumption Parish in Osterville and Immaculate Conception Parish in North Easton prior to entering the U.S. Navy. He served as pastor of St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Church in Attleboro and Commander USN, Chaplain Corps, (retired). Father Fahey served as a United States Navy Chaplain for 20 years. He was primarily assigned to the United States Marine Corps. When he retired as a Commander, he was assigned to the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in California.

The wake will be held December 7 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Crapo-Hathaway Funeral Home, 350 Somerset Avenue (Route 138 South) in Taunton. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Dec. 9, 2016, at St Theresa of the Child Jesus Church, 18 Baltic Street, South Attleboro at 11 a.m. with full military honors rendered at the conclusion of the Mass.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Father Fahey’s memory may be made to either St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Parish or to the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

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