Patrick George Fahey

May 31, 1955April 19, 2022
Obituary of Patrick George Fahey
Patrick George Fahey, 66, died peacefully Tuesday, April 19, 2022, at Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins. A celebration of Patrick’s life will be on Saturday, August 20, 2022, from 3 pm until 6 pm at the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art on the Colorado State University campus. A silent auction of Patrick’s personal art collection will be held from 4 pm to 5 pm. For more information, please visit the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art website. Patrick was born May 31, 1955, in Marshfield, Wisconsin, the firstborn child of Kenneth and Beverly (Adler) Fahey. He was a 1973 graduate of Columbus High School in Marshfield, and a 1977 graduate of Viterbo College in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Patrick taught at Wahlert High School in Dubuque, Iowa, before returning to school at The University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa. There he received two M.A. degrees - Art Education (1987), and Fiber Art and Textile Design (1990), followed by his Ph.D. in Art Education. In 1994, he accepted his first position as Dr. Patrick G. Fahey at Moorhead State University in Moorhead, Minnesota. After one year of straight line winds, and northern Minnesota weather, he happily moved his growing art gallery to Fort Collins, Colorado. It was there he settled in to leave his mark in Art Education at Colorado State University. Countless students benefited from his passion for art and teaching until he retired from the University in December, 2020. Although Patrick’s career includes numerous publications, national and state awards, he is most remembered by his community for his wisdom, warmth, and kindness. Patrick was preceded in death by his parents, and his sister Kathy. He is survived by three siblings, Joan (Paul) Tremelling, Karen (John) Krier, and Michael (Donna) Fahey, all of Marshfield, Wisconsin, and numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made to the College of Liberal Arts Memorial fund in his name. Gifts may be made payable to the Colorado State University Foundation, PO Box 1870, Fort Collins, CO 80522-1870 or call (970) 491-7135 to make your gift. We are working to establish The Patrick G. Fahey Community Engagement Fund with the CSU Foundation and CSU Art & Art History Department. The purpose of the fund is to provide support for community engaged art programs in the Department of Art & Art History within the College of Liberal Arts.

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Saturday, August 20, 2022

A Celebration of Life

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Gregory Allicar Museum of Art

Saturday, August 20, 2022

Silent Auction - Patrick's Art Collection

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Gregory Allicar Museum of Art