Haverhill — Haverhill – Neal Patrick Fahy, 84 of Haverhill, died Friday, January 25, at his home after a lengthy illness.
He was born September 14, 1928 at Bronxville, NY. He grew up in nearby Scarsdale and Westport, CT, where he graduated from Fairfield Prep School in 1946 and Villanova University in 1950.
He worked for twenty-one years as a journalist at Fairchild Publications in New York, St. Louis, and Chicago. Moving to Haverhill in 1971, he opened the “Cork and Kerry”, a 200 seat popular Irish Pub on Merrimack St. the business was unfortunately closed by eminent domain by the city’s urban renewal program in 1974. As an accomplished journalist, he published free weekly entertainment newspapers for restaurants and bars in Essex County; “SAD”, the “New Paper”, and the “Good Times”. He then went to work for nineteen years at the U.S. Postal Service where his son Donal follows in his footsteps.
He was adored for his spontaneous wit and having a joke for every occasion. He made the best deviled eggs and Bloody Marys.
He is survived by his sister Patricia Frakes, of Washington, DC; sons, Brian P. Fahy and his wife Patricia “Trish” of Hampton Beach, NH, and Donal B. Fahy, of Haverhill; two daughters, Maura F. Bailey and her husband, Charles :Chip” Bailey, and Ellen F. Wood, all of Bradford. Five cherished grandchildren, Charles, John, and Dallas Bailey, and Clint and Kyle Wood, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of fifty-five years, Frances (Ryan) Fahy in February of 2012.
ARRANGEMENTS: Friends and family are respectfully invited to call on Wednesday evening from 5 until 7 PM at the Kevin B. Comeau Funeral Home, 486 Main St. (Rte 125) Haverhill. Burial is private. Please consider donations in his memory to the Haverhill Public Library. For condolences please visit Comeau Funeral Home on Facebook or www.comeaufuneral.com