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Mr. Michael Hayes Fay Obituary


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“Michael, I miss you so much. How can you not be here? It doesn't make sense. You've always been my best friend but I've never felt closer to you...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Ann Fay - Mandeville, LA - wife

“I just today learned of Michael's passing. I am shocked and saddened. Michael and I were co-workers when he was at GSI a few years back we used to...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Brian Sannicandro - Philadelphia, PA

“Michael man I'll miss you. Funny it's the people you don't like at first that become your good friends. I remember the first day I met you at GSI...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Patrick Tigue - Philadelphia, PA

“I am so sorry for the loss of your son. I cannot imagine what you may be going through and wanted to send a prayer and my condolences. You are in my...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Theresa Suliga-Carey - Baltimore, MD

“Michael, You are greatly missed by all, but your spark and wit will not be forgotten and will serve as happy reminders of a life well-lived and...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Lynn - MD

“I love you, Mike. You're amazing — may you rest in peace. ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: Matthew Bolden - Covington, LA

“I send my sincerest heartfelt condolences to Michael's family and friends. He was one of the best friends I ever had. What a great guy. I know that...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Jeff Venables - Rock Hill, SC

“Our deepest condolonces on his passing to the entire family. We will keep you in our prayers as we will not be able to get there in time to say our...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Mary and Ira Serlick - Lake Villa, IL

“May your light shine brightly ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: de

“Michael, may you rest in peace. I will remember fondly our times in Tampa watching Maury and drinking beer. You will be greatly missed. Love...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: KFitz


Michael Hayes Fay, 40, of Wilmington, DE, died on December 27, 2011. A loving husband, father, son, brother and uncle, he will be missed tremendously.

After graduating from Brandywine High School, Michael graduated Magna Cum Laude with a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Delaware, where he went on to earn his MBA in marketing. He most recently worked as E-Commerce Marketing Director at JPMorgan Chase in Wilmington.

A lover of animals, Michael never hesitated to take in a stray or care for his own dogs and cats through the years, as well as support local animal organizations. His passions included vacationing in Florida, attending UD football games, playing guitar, maintaining aquariums, rooting for the Flyers, and horse racing, with annual family trips to Keeneland and Saratoga.

Michael was happiest when he was surrounded by his family. He leaves behind his wife and best friend, Ann Burckell Fay; son Teddy; parents Irma Jane and J. Wayne Lewis, and J. Michael and Mary Fay; grandfather L. Franklin Hayes; sister Laura Lewis Brown; brothers Jamie Lewis, and Joseph and Daniel Fay; and dogs Ulfie and Teddy. Michael also leaves behind his niece, nephews, aunt, uncle, brothers- and sisters-in-law, cousins, and friends, who will forever miss his sharp wit and kind heart.

Friends may visit with the family on Thursday, December 29 from 6-8 p.m. at Chandler Funeral Home, 2506 Concord Pike, Wilmington. A memorial service will be held on Friday, December 30, 2011 at 10 a.m. at Chandler Funeral Home, followed by burial at the Wilmington and Brandywine Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to an education fund set up for Michael's son: Theodore Michael Fay Education Fund, PNC Bank, 1009 N. Union St., Wilmington, DE 19805 (302) 429-1101.