John J. Fahey, 82, of Fort Myers, FL, passed away peacefully at his home on September 17, 2022 and was surrounded by many friends and family at the time of his passing.
Although he was born in the Bronx, he was raised and lived in Queens throughout his childhood. He also lived in Massachusetts and New York state for many years, before moving to Florida.
John attended Iona college where he studied Liberal Arts, with a history major. He graduated in 1961. He served in the in the US Army from 1961 – 1963 as a military police officer in Alaska.
John had several different employment endeavors throughput his life, but he excelled and enjoyed being a salesman and also chauffeuring which he did for several years. Although John had previously retired, he still enjoyed chauffeuring people to and from the airport. He also loved being in his new home, sitting on his front porch, watching storms and going out to eat with his friends.
He was very active in AA and achieved his 30-year sobriety chip this year, something he was very proud of. He loved helping and supporting others in the program.
John is survived by his children, Joshua Fahey (Kim) Fahey of Albany; Colleen Fahey (Daren) of Homer; and Jon Fahey (Kristy) of Marathon; his former wife and mother of his children, Patricia Fahey; four grandchildren, Addison, Braden, Claudia and Andrew; his brother, Thomas Fahey (Christine) of NYC; nieces, Kathleen, Tara, Mary and Christine.
In addition to his parents, Peter and Elizabeth Fahey, he was predeceased by his youngest son, Timothy Fahey.
Memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 19, 2022 at the Donald L. Barber Funeral Home, 5016 US Route 11, Homer. Interment, with military honors, will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Cortland.