Virginia Ruth Fay

  • Died: July 5, 2019
  • Location: East Hartford, Connecticut

Tribute & Message From The Family

Virginia passed away on Friday, July 5, 2019.

Virginia was a resident of East Hartford, Connecticut at the time of passing.

Born to Augustine C. Whelan and Mary Doubleday Whelan, Ginger graduated from Salem University with a degree in elementary education.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Ginger Fay Young Educator Scholarship Fund.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Mom, there is not a day, minute, or second you are not in our thoughts. We miss you terribly. Thanksgiving, your favorite holiday is around the corner. We are going to honor your traditions and generosity, and are hosting at your and Dad's home. I'm not sure we can recreate all of your dishes, but we will have fun trying!! And of course, champagne and nice wine will be served. Your grandchildren and daughters will run the Manchester road race, Dad will have the fireplaces burning, and I will have the hors d'ouevre table ready for when they come back. It will be like all the years you had Thanksgiving for us, and we will miss you even more, if that is possible. Katie has allready asked for your cherry cheese pie. Mia and Ali will make their famous desserts, and Kelly, Alanna, and Jake will make their apple pies from the farm apples. John and Christopher will enjoy football with Pops. We are sure you will be watching over us as always. We love you and miss you.

Posted by Mary Fay - west hartford, CT   November 19, 2019

Mary and family,
My heart breaks for you. I was so saddened to hear of your loss. May God grant you strength and peace. Blessings to you all.
~Lynda Osden

Posted by A friend   July 11, 2019

Mia my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
Hugs my friend
Bethany Harrington

Posted by Bethany Harrington - Northern Vermont University, VT   July 10, 2019

Mary Fay, I didn't know your mom, but looking at her smile immediately brought you to mind. Reading the obituary, it is clear that she lived a life to emulate and provided you with memories to sustain you. I've proudly followed your career over the years and think of you and yours in this time of sadness. Your old coach, Doug Willett

Posted by Doug Willett - Niantic, CT   July 10, 2019

Posted by Bruce Lavery - Manchester, CT   July 10, 2019

Posted by Bruce Lavery - Manchester, CT   July 10, 2019

Our deepest sympathy to the entire Fay family. Ginger was a n outstanding person, mother, wife and a solid educator who LOVED special needs children.

She will be missed by her peers and friend. Rest in peace sweetheart.

Roch and Jeanine Girard

Posted by Roch-Jeanine Girard - Fort Mill, SC   July 09, 2019

Joe and family
Ed and I were so sorry to hear of Ginger's passing away. We have many fond memories of being with you both at Gerber functions and at the IAH. Ginger was the sparkle in your eyes. Our deepest regrets.
Ed and Diane O'Reilly

Posted by A friend   July 09, 2019

Mr. Fay, Mary, Margie, Joe and Kathy, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your wife/mother. I remember her being so sweet and very loving towards all of you. The last time I saw her, I was at my parents house and she was walking, and stopped and we talked for a while. She still remembered me. Please know I am sending you my sincere condolences during this difficult time.
Cathy (Perrone)

Posted by Cathy Welskopp - Coventry, CT   July 08, 2019

Virginia Fay was a remarkable woman with whom along with her husband I shared many memorable moments on the campaign trail for her beloved daughter Mary Fay. She always possessed a huge smile and never seemed to run out of energy to campaign for her beloved Mary in mild to freezing weather! She was always looking forward to the next campaign and was an extremely knowledgeable woman when it came to politics. I will forever remember her stories and seeing her sitting on North Main Street with her husband Joe who also added to the laughter and political knowledge tool all while waving to the passing vehicles and promoting her daughter's campaign which she won handily!! As a mother and wife she set a wonderful example as to how to raise and continually support her children and grandchildren along with her husband Joe. I am so sorry that I did not get more time to spend with this remarkable woman and couple! Virginia you will be in my thoughts forever and each time I think of you it brings a big smile to my face. You raised a well grounded and successful family including your grandchildren who shared your spirited approach to life! Rest in Peace dear friend and God speed.

Posted by Linda DiNapoli - West Hartford, CT - Friend   July 08, 2019