Fahey John Patrick Fahey 6/03/1918-3/11/2003 100% Irish and proud of it! He was a descendant of the Irish homesteaders who settled Burnsville in the 1850's. Born in St. Paul, MN, he began singing at age 8 in the Cathedral Boys Choir with his four brothers. He was a baritone soloist in the Cathedral Adult Choir and a 20-year member of the Visitation Choir. He sang at many ceremonies and events. John was a graduate of Mechanic Arts High, a Knights of Columbus member, a 20-year employee of the Hamms Brewery and he retired from National City Bank. He was a 45-year member of The Summer Funner's Bridge Club. He was an avid golfer, a master bridge player, and a voracious reader. He passed on his love of music, singing, learning and laughing to his family. John was an Olympic-class coupon clipper and maintained his sparkling wit and gentle, loving nature while facing the tumult and excitement of raising a large family. Preceded in death by parents, Thomas & Julia (Gallagher) Fahey; brothers, Gerald, Frank and Robert; sister, Mary Eileen and daughter, Margaret Rose. Survived by beloved wife of 58 years, Marion; 8 children, Mary (Carl) Piehl, Patrick, Chris (Julia), Peter (Susan), Kitty (John Tibbetts), Eileen, Sheila and Jeanne; 10 grandchildren, Tim, Dan (Cathy) Rozycki, Sam, Lilah and Jessica Piehl, Lucas, Allison and SaraAnne Fahey, Ariel Rose Johnson, Ben Tibbetts and Maggie Fahey; great-granddaughter, Octavia Esperanza Rozycki. Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, 10:30 am at the Church of the Visitation, 46th & Lyndale Ave S. Interment St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Savage. Visitation Friday from 4-8 pm at Gill Brothers Funeral Chapel, 5801 Lyndale Ave S., and one hour prior to Mass at church. Rosary 6 pm Friday. Memorials preferred to Church of the Visitation. GILL BROTHERS 612-861-6088

Published on March 13, 2003

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