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Edwin J. Fay
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Edwin J. "Bud" Fay, 83, of 50 Middle Street, North Smithfield, RI, died peacefully of natural causes at the Philip Hulitar House in Providence, RI on January 12, 2011.
He was the loving husband for 60 years of Margaret Shurick Fay.
Bud was born on September 23, 1927 in Milford, MA and was the son of the late James and Elizabeth Fay.
His father passed away when he was six months old and he was raised in Uxbridge, MA by his mother and stepfather, the late Thomas Trainor. He resided in North Smithfield for over 50 years.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Frances Wheeler. Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons, M. Douglas Fay and his wife Patricia of North Smithfield, RI and David B. Fay and his wife Pamela of Franklin, TN, two grandchildren, Daniel B. Fay and Cristy Molitor, two great grandchildren, Zachary and Mya Molitor, and many loving nieces and nephews.
A 1946 graduate of Uxbridge High School, Bud served in the United States Air Force rising to the rank of Staff Sergeant during the Korean conflict. He was stationed in Memphis, TN and Ardmore, OK where he met and made many lifelong friends. After leaving the service, he worked for H.P. Hood & Sons for twenty-two years and the North Smithfield School Department for six years, retiring in 1989. Bud was actively involved in a number of organizations and served as President, Vice President and Director for the Blackstone River Federal Credit Union and Vice-President of the NEAs North Smithfield Support Staff Union. He was involved with youth group activities serving a term as President of the North Smithfield Little League. He also volunteered with the Boy Scouts when his sons were young.
A memorial mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 22, 2011 at The Church of Saint Paul, 48 St. Paul Street, Blackstone, MA. There are no calling hours and burial will be private at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of James E. Kellett & Son Funeral Home, 38 Main St., Blackstone, MA.