William J. Fay is the son of the late Catherine (Ladden) Fay and James E. Fay, he grew up in the Main South section of Worcester along with his two brother, James and Michael and two sisters, Ann Michaels and Cathy Harrington.
After graduating from St. Peter's High School, Bill attended The New England Institute of Applied Art and Sciences in Boston, where he received his degree in Funeral Services in order to carry on the family business. Bill has worked for the family business, Fay Brother's Funeral Homes, for over 42 of the 144 years in which it has served the City of Worcester. The family owned funeral home is the oldest run funeral home in the City, opening in 1870. Bill has worked to continue to grow the business to better serve the community. Fay Brother's opened a second location in 1992 in West Boylston, acquired Lindquist Lundin Funeral Home in 2003, merged with Callahan Brothers Funeral Home in 2004 and more recently merged with Caswell-King Funeral Home in 2014.
When not involved in the day to day business you can usually find Bill somewhere in town involved in many organizations. Bill is a member of Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, West Boylston, the AOH Division #36, The Emerald Club, The Knights of Columbus, Alhambra Council #88, where he serves as the President of the REC&B Board and was the Grand Knight in 1977, the Main South American Legion Post #341, where he serves as the graves registration officer, The Elks #243, National Funeral Directors Association, former board member of the Massachusetts Funeral Directors Association and a founding member of the Greater Worcester Funeral Directors Association. He was a former member of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee, and also Our Lady of the Angels Church where he served on the Restoration board.
Bill resides in the town of West Boylston with his wife Donna (Armendo) Fay. They have two sons William J. Fay II, and Michael J. Fay and four beautiful granddaughters, Ella Grace, Lily Grace and Alana Grace and Maya Grace
Bill is an avid Red Sox and Patriots fan. He spends his free time on the golf course, traveling to Ireland and Aruba, restoring classic cars and building bird houses.
William J. Fay, II was born and raised in Worcester. He graduated from St. John's High School in Shrewsbury in 1993 and received his Associate's Degree at Mt Ida College in 1995. Bill has been around the funeral business from his earliest days working with his father and grandfather. Bill is a member of The Worcester Country Club, The Worcester Rotary Club, Knights of Columbus – Alhambra Council #88, The First Friday Club – Worcester, The Worcester Canal Diggers Road Race, The Worcester Lodge of Elks #243, The West Boylston Lions Club, The Main South American Legion Post, #341 Associate Member and The Worcester Athletic Club. Bill and his wife Tamara were the 2012 Worcester March of Dimes Ambassador Family award recipient.
Bill resides in West Boylston with his wife Tamara A. (Griffin) Fay and their four daughters, Ella, Lily, Alana, and Maya. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, traveling to Cape Cod and golfing whenever he can.
Chester F. Caswell, III is a fourth generation funeral director. He has been involved with the Worcester Rotary Club. Chester lives in Worcester and has two children, Stonleigh and Chase (Chester IV).
Chester enjoys tennis, running and spending time in Brewster on Cape Cod.
Walter L. Lundin, II - Funeral Director Emeritus
Ronald E. Johnson was first licensed as a funeral director in 1958 after attending the New England Institute of Anatomy. He has taken courses in Public Health Administration at Quinsigamond Community College. Ron owned and operated the former Johnson Funeral Home at 129 Lincoln Street, Worcester from 1958 until 1979.
Ron and his wife, Melinda, have resided in Paxton since 1965, where they raised their three sons, Ronald Jr., Russell and Ross. They also have 4 grandsons. Ron has served 38 years in the Town of Paxton as a Selectman, member of the Board of Health, member of the Cable Commission, and member of the Paxton Cemetery Commission. Ron was one of the cooperators of the Worcester County Drug Collation and the Worcester County Mental Health Association.
Ron is a member of the Morning Star Lodge of Masons, 32-Degree Scottish Rite Mason and a member of Aleppo Temple, member and past president of the Paxton Lion’s Club, past president and treasurer of the Odin Club of Worcester, member and past president of the Wachusett Booster Club, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Nordic Heritage Club.
Anne McConville was born and raised in Worcester and she graduated from St. Peter-Marian C.C.H.S. in 1982. After working several years in healthcare, she chose to attend Mt. Ida College and received an associate’s degree in Funeral Science in 1990 . She then began working in funeral service immediately. She has worked at Callahan Fay & Caswell Funeral Home since April, 2005.
She is married to Michael T. McConville, and they have four children; Meghan, Erin, Michael and Patrick. She and her husband Michael are active in the town of Charlton where they have lived for 20 years. They belong to St. Josephs Church.
Having a large family and working full time keeps Ann very busy, but during her free time she enjoys spending time at the YWCA, the beach, and traveling. Now that her children are older and more independent, she cherishes the rare opportunities that they can all spend time together as a family.
Kevin M. Durkan, was born and raised in Worcester the youngest of 7 children. He graduated from St. John's High School in Shrewsbury in 1993 and received his Associate's Degree at Mt Ida College in 1995. Kevin has been a funeral director with Fay Brothers Funeral Homes since 2003. Kevin is a member of the AOH Div. 36, the Alhambra Council #88, Knights of Columbus and Emerald Club.
In his free time he enjoys playing golf, traveling to his family home in Marshfield, and trips to Ireland to visit relatives. Kevin resides in Worcester with his wife Alissa J. (Slein) Durkan.
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Six generations of the Fay family have served the Worcester area since 1870. Today the firm is operated by William J. Fay, and his son William J. Fay II. The Fay family strives to provide the highest level of ethical professional and personal service to the families we serve.
In 1992 the Fay family opened a second funeral home, located in the center of West Boylston. Since that time, the West Boylston facility has been completely renovated and is continuously being improved. In 2003 the Fay family merged with longtime friends the Lundins. Walter and Robert Lundin have owned and operated the Lindquist Lundin Funeral Home for more than 30 years and the home has served the Worcester area since 1899. We continue to maintain the same professional service, that they have provided for many years.
In 2004 we were pleased to announce the addition of an experienced funeral director to our staff. Kevin M. Durkan of Worcester. In February 2005 we were excited to announce a merger with Philip W. Callahan and the Callahan Brothers Funeral Home. As part of the merger plan, Fay Brothers closed its current operation at 9 Hammond Street and consolidated its services at 61 Myrtle Street in Worcester, the present-day site of Callahan Brothers. Also in the same year Anne McConville, a longtime Worcester funeral director joined our staff.
In November 2008, We are pleased to announce the addition of an experienced licensed funeral director, Ronald E. Johnson to our staff.
In May of 2014, The Caswell King Funeral Home located at 474 Grove Street in Worcester joined with the Fay Family and relocated their business to our Main Worcester Office. The Funeral Home was renamed Callahan Fay Caswell Funeral Home, 61 Myrtle Street Worcester.
The Fay Funeral Homes are constantly seeking improvements that will provide families with funerals that are as comforting and memorable as possible. We are committed to providing compassionate, personal service and are sensitive to the diverse needs of individuals. We provide many different funeral options, allowing each family to create a meaningful way to remember their loved one. Throughout the years, we have developed a high level of sensitivity to the religious, ethnic and economic circumstances of all the families we serves. Thank you again for visiting our site! Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have regarding our funeral services.
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