John Joseph Fahey, 82, artist known for his oil paintings and wood carvings

John Joseph Fahey

MIDDLETOWN, Del. — John Joseph Fahey, 82, peacefully passed away Wednesday, March 24, 2021, at his son’s home in North Carolina. John was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather, caring uncle and friend to many.

He mentored through example for all of us, and when asked, offered advice to many of us. He shared and lived his life through his faith in God. John worked for the DuPont company for 27 years as a research technician at the Experimental Station’s polymer products business unit before retiring in 1993. He was a dedicated and proud DuPonter who shared his humble beginnings working as a bartender at the DuPont family holiday events in Greenville, Delaware.

During his tenure and after, he enjoyed travels to Holland and throughout Europe and the United States with the love of his life, Marie, his wife of 51 years. John lived every day since Marie’s passing discussing his love and longing for his reunion with Marie with all he came in contact with.

John was blessed as an artist and was known for his oil paintings and wood bird carvings that he once sold, but mostly just shared with friends and family. John served his country with 10 years as a staff sergeant in the Delaware Army National Guard.

John was born Jan. 19, 1939, the son of Theresa (Tessie) Dudziak Fahey and Thomas Fahey of Wilmington, Delaware; and brother of Thomas John Fahey of Supply and Francis Paul Fahey of Wilmington, Delaware.

John will be dearly missed by his son, Mark Fahey, and daughter-in-law, Paula Fahey, of Oak Island; five grandchildren, Ryan, Kelli, Michael John, Paul and Stacie; and seven great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 31, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Southpor. A private celebration of life event will be planned in Newark, Delaware, to be announced.

Share online condolences with the family at Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service.

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