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Mary Fahy (Krystopowicz)

Mary Agnes Fahy (nee Krystopowicz) passed away on March 8, 2023, at the age of 80.  She is the loving and devoted mother of Daniel Fahy, Jr., Timmy Fahy, Mary Fahy (John Capponi), Shawn Fahy, Therese Gillespie (James), Denise Fahy (Gene Rose), Susanne Argentina (Perry), Jimmy Fahy (Mary Kay), Jeannine Gerolamo (Rocco), Patrick Fahy (Erin) and Christopher Fahy (Lesly).  She was predeceased by her beloved son Joseph Fahy, her parents Suzanne and Joseph Krystopowicz, her sister Suzanne Mizas, and her former husband Daniel Fahy, Sr.  She is also survived by her 21 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, her brothers Joseph (Bonnie) Krystopowicz, Jr., Edward (Lauren) Krystopowicz and William (Amila) Krystopowicz, brother-in-law Edward Mizas and her aunt Mary Kilroy.

Relatives and friends are invited to call Wednesday, March 15th from 6 to 8pm at the Galzerano Funeral Home, 9304 Old Bustleton Avenue, Phila PA 19115 and again on Thursday, March 16th from 9:15 to 10:15am at St. Albert the Great Church, 212 Welsh Road, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006.  Her Funeral Mass will follow at 10:30am.  Interment will take place at Our Lady of Grace Cemetery in Langhorne.  In lieu of flowers family prefers donations to St. Albert the Great Church or School.

Mary was a kind and humble woman devoted to Our Lord and Our Blessed Mother. Her priorities were her family, her faith, and her parish community. She always made time for her siblings and her children, and her biggest joys later in life came from her grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She so enjoyed seeing her grandchildren in their athletic pursuits as well as their cultural activities. Whether it be St. Denis Bulldawgs football and hoops, Widener football, Villanova basketball, Council Rock South baseball, Cherry Hill West football, school plays, dance recitals, swimming, soccer, etc.… Mom-Mom was so proud of them all.

Mary loved to celebrate with her family. Thanksgiving was her favorite holiday and having all her family together for that occasion brought her great joy. Even up to the last 2 years, Mom could be found Thanksgiving week in the kitchen helping and teaching to prepare for the meal of the year! She enjoyed trips to New York, monthly birthday celebrations, Fahy Family Day at the Beach, The Fahy Family Christmas celebrations, visits to her brothers’ houses and her Aunt Mary’s apartment, Sundays at the pool, visits to her children’s homes, day trips to the Ocean City boardwalk, bi-weekly dinner treats throughout the year, monthly lunches with friends from St. Albert the Great, Christmas luncheons with her siblings, and surprise visits from her children and grandchildren.

Despite raising 12 children Mary found time to take another full-time job, when she accepted employment at Holy Redeemer Hospital starting in 1979. There she held various jobs mostly associated with the maternity ward during her 35-year career. The people she met and the relationships she developed over that time became just as important to her as her true family.

Mom was instrumental and an active participant in her parish community at St. Albert the Great. She took on a volunteer job assisting with the cleaning of church linens, and as a Friday afternoon front desk volunteer at the St. Albert school. Mom was a member of the parish choir and could be found lending her voice (another gift from God) at the 10:00am Sunday Mass, The Easter Vigil, and the Christmas Eve Mass.

Mom kept a busy yet meaningful schedule. And when she did finally catch a little downtime, you might find her at some of her favorite spots with her favorite people that included a week at the beach in Ocean City NJ or Sea Isle City NJ; Sunday night dinner at Llanerch CC; Jimmy and Mary Kay’s patio with a majestic view; a day/night out with her grade school besties; The Buck Hotel; Finneran Pavilion; day trip to Brigantine; going out for ice cream; the porch at 35 Moreland Road, or in her favorite chair in her favorite room watching some of her favorite teams like the Philadelphia Eagles, the Phillies, and Villanova basketball compete.

Mary had many titles in her lifetime – “Mom”, “sister Mary”, “Mom-Mom”, “Aunt Mary”, “Mrs. Fahy”, “Mary After Nine”, “Momma”, “Saint” Mary, “the ‘Nova Mom-Mom” and “My Best Girl”. But none were more important than that which she holds now… “My Good and Faithful Servant”, which we are certain was bestowed upon her when called home to Her Lord. – “Well done, my good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little. I shall set you over much. Enter the Joy of your Lord.”



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Service/Memorial Information
  • Evening Visitation

    Wednesday, March 15th, 2023
    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Louis C. Galzerano Funeral Home, Inc.
    9304 Old Bustleton Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19115

  • Morning Visitation

    Thursday, March 16th, 2023
    9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

    St. Albert The Great Church
    212 Welsh Road
    Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006

  • Funeral Mass

    Thursday, March 16th, 2023
    10:30 AM

    St. Albert The Great Church
    212 Welsh Road
    Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006

  • Interment

    Thursday, March 16th, 2023

    Our Lady of Grace Cemetery
    1215 Old Lincoln Highway
    Langhorne, PA 19047

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