1/8/1935 – 12/9/2020
Julia S. Fay, 85, of Carmel, NY passed away on December 9, 2020.
Julia was born on January 8, 1935 to James and Grace (Heaphy) Devine in Brooklyn, NY. She is survived by her three beloved daughters; Susan DePan of Rye Brook, NY, Carolyn (Raymond) Sessa of Carmel, NY and Valerie (James) Hymes of Ossining, NY; four devoted grandsons; Brian (Rachel) DePan of Cheltenham, PA, Matthew (Robyn) DePan of Evergreen, CO, Anthony (Katherine Vaccaro) Sessa of Hudson, NH and Christopher Sessa of Saint George, UT; and two cherished great-grandchildren, Casey and Hannah DePan.
Julia, or Sheila as she was more widely known, spent the last part of her working life living with and helping her daughter Carolyn and husband Raymond raise their two sons. Julia did not consider this work. She loved every minute that she spent with her grandsons Anthony and Christopher. Julia was also an involved and devoted grandmother to her daughter Susan’s sons, Brian and Matthew. All four of Julia’s grandchildren were at the center of her heart and day-to-day living.
More recently, Julia resided at Waterview Hills Nursing Home, where she happily spent the last nine years of her life. Julia had many friends at Waterview and served as president of the residents association for several years. She was often seen cruising down the hallways in her wheelchair to personally welcome a new resident and make them feel at home or in the parlor room participating in the day’s activities. We are grateful for the love, devotion and care Julia received from her second family at Waterview Hills.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Monday, December 14, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church, 221 East Lake Boulevard, Mahopac, NY. Interment to follow at Raymond Hill Cemetery, Carmel, NY.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation be made in Julia’s name to the American Cancer Society (https://www.cancer.org/involved/donate/memorial-giving.html).
Funeral arrangements by Cargain Funeral Homes, Inc, 418 Route 6, Mahopac, NY 10541, (845) 628-5655, firstname.lastname@example.org.