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Michael John “Mike” Fahey

August 18, 1963 - November 2, 2019

          Michael John “Mike” Fahey, age 56, of Newark, DE, passed away on Saturday, November 2, 2019.

          Born in Wilmington, DE on August 18, 1963, he was a son of John Joseph Fahey and the late E. Marie (Grygo) Fahey.  Mike was raised in Glasgow, DE and graduated from Delcastle Technical High School in 1981.  He was a licensed electrician.  Mike dedicated 30 years of employment to General Motors.  Following retirement, he went to work for the State of Delaware, where Mike transported employees from Delaware City to Pea Patch Island by boat.

          He loved the outdoors and anything to do with beach life in Fenwick Island.  Mike loved to fish and crab from his pontoon boat and enjoyed the fellowship of his family and friends.  He and his wife liked playing bingo at High Stakes Grill.  Mike was a true Chevrolet car collector and was extremely proud of his first car, a 1967 Camaro and his favorite summer ride, a 1968 Chevelle convertible.  Mike will always be remembered for having a generous heart and his giving ways for everyone.

          He is survived by his father, John; wife, Paula Elizabeth (Horner) Fahey; children, Michael Fahey, Jr. (Mandy), Paul Fahey (Brittany) and Stacie Fahey (Luis); twin brother, Mark Fahey (Paula); step-daughter, Lindsay Slagle (Drew Johnston); uncle, Adam Grygo (Ellen); aunts, Dorothy Stringer and Janet Fahey; grandchildren, Michael, Madison, Myles, Avah, Louie and Mason; several cousins; a niece, Kelli Newton; and a nephew, Ryan Fahey.

          A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6 pm until 7 pm on Thursday, November 7, 2019, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE.  All services and interment will be held privately.

          In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Mike’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 399 Market Street, Ste. 102, Philadelphia, PA 19106.

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24 Guestbook messages for Michael John “Mike” Fahey

  • My prayers and condolences to his wife Paula and family. May Mike RIP

  • I am very sorry to hear that Mike has passed. It’s been around 40 yrs. since I met Mike and Mark while all three of us were working at McDonald’s. I have fond memories of riding around in that old 67 Camaro, bowling in the Big Elk Mall league and just hanging out with our friends. I remember his mom and dad were always nice to me and made me feel welcome at their house. In that respect, Mike took after his parents, he truly was a nice guy.

  • Dear Paula, and all of Mike’s dearly loved ones, I am so sorry that Mike left you all much too soon. Please try to think of the happy, loving times that you shared. I know you would never give up a moment of them, for this not to hurt so immeasurably now. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. With Deepest Sympathy, Pam Edwards

  • My deepest condolences to Paula and all of Mike’s family. My only regret was not getting to meet him… I know he was a wonderful man from all that she had told me. You have my prayers as you grieve this tragic loss of a son, sibling, father and partner.

  • Paula and family- we are so very sorry for the loss of your beloved Mike- keeping you in our hearts and sending prayers of comfort

  • Paula, I’m so sorry to hear about Mike’s passing. I know how happy you have been since you have been with him. Even though your time with him was cut way to short, remember he will always be watching over you & he will be waiting for you when God calls on you. Prayers for you & all of his family. 🙏🏻💞

  • So so sorry for your loss. Prayers and thoughts to the family from Rehoboth.

  • Paula and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Mike was a great guy. Please remember all the good times. He will be missed. You are in our thoughts and prayers🙏🏻💕

  • Paula, John, Mark, Paul, Adam,

    Our hearts are broken to hear about Mike. Mike was our beach buddy since the day we met him! We had many great times! Mike was a genuine friend, a wonderful person always there to help anyone that asked. Mike had a heart bigger than Texas!
    We are grateful to have known Mike as he touched our lives in a special way and we will miss him dearly.
    God bless him till we meet again. Prayers and deepest sympathy to his family.
    Beach neighbors,
    Sue and Joey

  • Paula, so very sorry for your loss. Prayers for peace and comfort.

  • Please accept my heartfelt condolences for your loss. May your treasured memories of Michael always fill your heart with love and peace.

  • Paula, we were so saddened to hear of the death of Mike, the love of your life. It made us so happy to see the love and joy he brought to your life. We know you will miss him more than words can describe, hoping for a longer time together, but may your happy, loving memories bring you comfort. You must lean on GOD for strength and take care of yourself health-wise. GOD Bless Paula, our thoughts and prayers are with you and his family as well.

  • My dear Michael, I am just heart broken and can’t seem to stop the tears. My dreams have been shattered but I am glad you are out of that hospital bed. You fought to stay with me. I love you so much and we had good times these past four years. You brought so much joy and made me so happy, Please watch over me my darling angel Love you so very much and always will

  • I enjoyed the time with you we had these last few years . Hanging around with your brothers at the GM. Union Hall . My God take care of you now. TJF

  • Paula, John, Mark, Adam, Paul,
    Our Deepest Sympathy goes out to you and everyone in your family. Mike will truly be missed, he was like a brother to me in so many ways. We met at GM 15 yrs. ago and became very good friends through the years. He was always helpful, caring and generous to everyone he met. My memories of him at work and play in Ohio and in Fenwick Island will always be etched in our minds. It seems that the Lord always takes the good people too early in our lives. Rest in Peace my Friend!
    John and Christine.

  • Dear Paula and family I’m so sorry for your loss

  • Paula,
    My heart breaks for you & I’m so sorry you are going through this. Just wanted to say I’ve been thinking of you & I hope the sweet memories bring you comfort at this difficult time. Hugs xoxo -Regina

  • Adam and Family, I’m so sorry for your loss of Michael.
    Nancy

  • I worked with Mike in the paint shop in Lordstown oh, I’m sorry to hear of his passing, my prayers to his family

  • Paula, Greg and were so sorry to hear of mike’s passing. I know that you two were very happy. I am so happy that you had 3 wonderful years with your soulmate. Just know that he will be waiting for you. Hugs and prayers from both of us

  • I was so sorry to here about this event. I had the pleasure of knowing Mike at GM over the years. I send my deepest condolences to his family.

  • Such a great guy! My condolences to his wife and family.

  • Dad,
    I miss you every second of the day… I know it’s not going to get much easier as time goes on without you here to see Mike, Paul, and I and all your 5 beautiful grandchildren grow but all I can do now is talk to you whenever I get the chance and hope that your looking down on us from heaven! I love you so much!! Say hi to Mommom, Poppop Eddie, and Little Harry for me!! Until we meet again!!
    Your daughter,
    Stacie

  • Mark, so sorry to hear of your brother passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.