Robert S. Fay

April 24, 1922August 27, 2013

Robert Sedgwick Fay 91, died on August 27, 2013 at the Holyoke Soldiers Home in Holyoke MA. Born in Palmer on April 24, 1922, he was the son of the late Robert S., Sr. and Constance (Moulton) Fay. He was the sixth generation of his family to live in Monson and the ninth generation of his direct line to live in Massachusetts. Educated in Monson schools, he was a graduate of Monson Academy and was awarded a scholarship to Worcester Polytechnic Institute for an invention. An Army veteran of the Second World War, he served in the Pacific, including with the occupation forces in Japan. An engineer, he was employed for many years by the former C.F. Church Company and retired as Vice President of Sales at the former Springfield Moulders. He was a lifelong member of the First Church of Monson where he served in many capacities including Church Moderator, Deacon and Trustee. Active in local affairs he served for many years on the Town Finance Committee and the Board of the Monson Home for Aged People, was a founding member of the Monson Historical Society and was on the Monson Historical Commission. He was honored as Rotary’s Citizen of the Year in 2003 for his many years of volunteer service to the town In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his stepmother, Elizabeth (Wight) Fay, and his first wife of almost fifty years, Grace (Mizen) Fay. He is survived by his wife Patricia (Maderien) Fay. He also leaves his two daughters, Candace Erickson and her spouse Richard of Wilbraham, MA and Elizabeth Fay and her spouse Louise Gauthier of Assonet, MA, numerous nieces and a nephew. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 1:00 PM at the First Church of Monson 5 High St., Monson, MA. Everyone is welcome to attend. Those wishing to honor Bob’s memory may make a donation to the First Church of Monson, 5 High St., Monson, MA 01057.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, September 14, 2013

Robert S. Fay

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September 30, 2013

Trish, I am so sorry to hear about Bob, my prayers are with you and your families! Love, Jackilyn Pyzocha

Bruce Gustafson

September 14, 2013

Beth and family, sorry to hear of your loss. I worked at the same company as Bob and Beth for years.

Mura Bacon-Erikson

September 5, 2013

My Dearest Friend ! What a light that has gone out for us but is added to heaven !!! Bob was a star hear and will be shining brightly up there as well !!
His ever present good nature stays with me. I have been blessed to know him and you as first gardening clients ..and now all these years friends !
Your care of Bob as he aged makes me proud to know you .
I am happy he is at peace ...and So sorry for you loss of his body! I know his love for you will never be lost !!
Hugs ..Mura (Flying Dragon Garden Design)

Angie Hamblin

September 4, 2013

Sorry for your loss. I saw the love you both shared for each other. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Rhonda Ladue

September 3, 2013

You are in my thoughts and prayers. He was a great man and I'm glad I got to meet him!

Judie Newberry

September 1, 2013

Bob will be missed by his church family at First Church of Monson. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family. He is with his Lord now and is at peace.
With warmest regards,
Judie and Dan Newberry

Jane Hopkins-Fisher

September 1, 2013


Thinking of you, Beth and your families at this very difficult time.


August 31, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are the family at this time of sorrow.

Eileen Wheeler Sheehan

August 30, 2013

What an outstanding man! My deep sympathy to you and your family at this time.

Kenny Hersh

August 30, 2013

May the memories of your father bring a smile on to your face.