Paul J. Fahey Jr., 82, of Pocasset died August 11 after a long illness.
He was the husband of A. Marie (Cantara) Fahey, to whom he was married for 58 years.
The eldest of the five children of Paul J. Fahey Sr. and Agnes R. (Kelley) Fahey, he was raised in South Boston and graduated from the Gate of Heaven School and Boston College.
Mr. Fahey began his career at Boston Edison as a mailroom clerk and retired 40 years later as the head of the plant accounting division.
Prior to his retirement, he and his wife moved to the Cape from Quincy.
From the late 1990s to the mid-2000s, Mr. Fahey's name was often mentioned in the Enterprise fishing column, "The Local Hook," when Dave Peros, writer of the seasonal weekly feature, would talk about his "good neighbor Paul Fahey" and Mr. Fahey's reports of the fishing activity along the west end of the Cape Cod Canal.
In addition to his wife, he leaves four children, the Reverend Theresa M. Stirling of Pocasset, Mary E. Fahey of Amarillo, Texas, Judy McDonough of Weymouth and David R. Fahey of Richmond, Virginia; six grandchildren, Paul Stirling, Denise Stirling, Brendan Stirling, Karen Stirling, Joseph McDonough and Kristin McDonough; two great-grandsons, Anthony Forgione and Matthew Stirling; four siblings; and extended family.
Visitation will be Saturday, August 17, from 8:30 to 9:30 AM at St. John the Evangelist Church, 841 Shore Road in Pocasset, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10 o'clock.
Burial will be at Pocasset Cemetery on County Road.