Norma F. (Ryan) Fay


Norma F. (Ryan) Fay (nee Zimmerman), age 83, of Fair Lawn, NJ passed away on Sunday, January 13, 2019 surrounded by her loving family.  Born in Belleville, NJ, she was a proud, life-long resident of Radburn, NJ. She was a parishioner of St. Anne  R.C. Church in Fair Lawn. Norma enjoyed tennis, reading, knitting and being a member of the “Ladies Club”.  Her greatest joy came from spending time with her family who she loved immensely.

Prior to retiring in 1998, she was employed by the Borough of Fair Lawn for 25 years.

Beloved wife of the late Sidney “Skip” Fay.  Loving and devoted mother of Patricia Horton (Riley), Karen Hatcher (Tim), Andrew Ryan, Terrence Ryan (Alison), Colleen Ryan, Kathleen Cronin (Brian), Steven Fay (Judy) and Mark Fay (Julie).  Cherished grandmother of 11.

The family will receive relatives and friends Friday, January 18, 2019, 2-4 & 7-9 pm at Vander Plaat-Caggiano Funeral Home, 13-31 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ.  A Funeral Mass is planned for Saturday, January 19, 2019, 10:00 am at St. Anne R.C. Church, 15-05 St. Anne Street, Fair Lawn, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Norma to St. Anne R.C. Church Food Pantry, 15-05 St. Anne Street, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 would be appreciated.

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So sorry of hearing of your Mom's passing-I knew Norma many years ago, My daughter Patti Vaughan was a friend of Karens'
Constance Burns (Vaughan)
Dear Ryan & Fay Families, When I think of Norma, up pops the image of her huge smile and warm, rolling laughter. It seems strange that she could ever have aged to 83! She exhibited such a young, vibrant personality anytime I came in contact with Norma and the Radburn gang. Norma was the ultimate mother hen. I feel joy knowing the friendship Norma shared our Zaisser family and among the many close Radburn families, with whom we all grew up. I share your loss and will always keep her memory close to my heart. Love, Teri Zaisser
Teri Zaisser
One of my more talented tennis pupils! Always fun to be around! Am a few years older than her numerous kids, but enjoy their company also and on a rare occasion continue to do so. Was so glad to visit with her in her home about 16 months ago during my annual trip to Radburn/Fair Lawn prior to the U.S.Open each August. She will be missed, but her infectious demeanor lives on! A full life indeed and one worth emulating! She was a gem!
Bob Christianson
What a lovely picture of your cherished mother and grandmother -- surely, she was looking at one of her children or grandchildren. Radburn will miss her.
The Radburn Association
To All the Members of the Ryan /Fay Family, I send my deepest sympathy and prayers for our beloved Norma. I have many happy memories of our times together with Norma. Over the years our little group had many wonderful celebrations together where we shared our joys and sorrows and encouraged each other along the way. I will remember Norma for her kindness and laughter. God bless each one of your. Sr. Antoinette Moore, CSJP
Sr. Antoinette Moore, CSJP
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