Irma L. Fay, at 83
Irma L. (Estes) Fay, of Florida and formerly of Hull, died peacefully on Sept. 12 at the age of 83, after a short illness.
Born and raised in Tennessee, she is survived by her beloved husband, Dr. Gerard “Jerry” J. Fay of Englewood, Fla.
Irma and Jerry retired to Florida in 2003. She blossomed in the sunshine, enjoying gardening, bicycle adventures, working on her puzzles, baking, and family visits. She loved everything life had to offer with enthusiasm.
Recently celebrating their 46th wedding anniversary, the couple shared an inspirational true lifelong love story. They were rarely apart. Jerry affectionately called Irma Lee his “Honey Bee,” and she was especially known for her amazing culinary abilities and recipes. They were the former owners of Fay’s Gourmet Restaurant in Hull for years, where she was the acclaimed Gourmet Chef, listed in Boston Magazine as “Best of South Shore.”
Mrs. Fay also was the cherished aunt of Janet Fay Johnson, of Hull; Emily “Lee” and Tracey Fay, of Quincy; Wendel Plumbo and her husband Gerry, of Parrish, Fla.; and Clydette Ray and her husband David of Seymour, Tenn. She was the special grand-aunt of Mark Johnson, Sarah Johnson, Christopher and Catherine McCurdy, and Brandon Clevenger and great-grand-aunt of Brodie Clevenger. She was predeceased by her sisters, Mary Wrye and Betty Cooper; her parents, Hattie and Lonnie Estes; and her nephew, Randy Cooper.
Mrs. Fay was a blessing, honored and cherished by all who knew her. Her humor, positive attitude, kindness, style, beauty (inside and out) as well as her Southern charm will be deeply missed. She made everyone feel like family, loved and special.
An Intention Mass will be celebrated for Mrs. Fay on Saturday, Nov. 10, at St. Ann’s Church in Hull at 9 a.m. Burial will be private.
Irma L. Fay, at 83