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Fay Ann Herald

August 25, 1935 - September 9, 2020

Fay Ann Herald, age 85, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, September 9, 2020.

Born in Wilmington, DE on August 25, 1935, she was the daughter of the late LeRoy and Ann (McCullen) Davis.

Fay was a founding member of MBNA where she was a dedicated administrative assistant for 15 years. She had a loving heart and opened her home to everyone in her neighborhood where she always had room for one more at her table. Fay and her husband moved to Florida to enjoy retirement and especially loved to go boating together. While living in Florida, she discovered she had cancer and was a two-time cancer survivor. They eventually moved back to Delaware to be with their family. She will always be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, and a dear friend to many.

In addition to her parents, Fay was preceded in death by her loving husband, Frederick C. Herald; brothers, Lee and John “Bud” Davis; and sister-in-law, Charlotte Davis. She is survived by her children, Diana Pascal and Michael Herald (Laurie); brother, William Davis (Marcia); sister-in-law, Teresa Davis; grandchildren, Jessica, Melissa, Steven, Megan, and Lindsay; great grandchildren, Ellie, Cora, and Lennox; and several nieces and nephews.  

Services and interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Fay’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 92 Read’s Way, Suite 205, New Castle, DE 19720 or to the Food Bank of Delaware, 222 Lake Drive, Newark, DE 19702.  

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  • My sincere condolences to your entire family for your great loss. Fay was one of the kindest and nonjudgmental people I knew. I know you will all feel a huge void in your daily lives from her passing.My prayers to you all as you face these difficult days ahead of you.

  • The Herald Family was my second family, growing up in Newark. Fay was a mighty calming force in that family, offering love, a stern warning, and a hearty laugh, as we grew up in Birchwood Park. I will always remember her and Fred … my sweet, funny surrogate parents.