“I treat everyone as I would wish to have my own family treated. I empathize with people as I have been in their position myself. Because grief takes on many different shapes and sizes, I can never say that I truly know exactly how or what they are feeling however, I do know how I felt at the time of my own personal loss, and that helps me to help them.”
Eric Fay’s patience, attention to detail, and genuine care and concern make him a wonderful addition to our team of caring professional funeral directors. His primary responsibilities include meeting with families to assist them to arrange, plan, and direct services for their loved ones in a way that reflects the wishes of the person who has lived, as well as the wishes of those who remain. That includes working closely with members of the clergy and others who have active roles in the services in order to coordinate the details.
Eric grew up in Hyde Park, and currently lives in Dedham with his wife, Simone and their two sons, Eric Jr., and Ronald. Eric enjoys attending his children’s sporting events, including football, baseball and soccer.
In his spare time, Eric enjoys gardening, home improvement, and is a general class amateur radio operator. Eric has also volunteered for the James Joyce Ramble 10K in Dedham. The race combines athleticism with fundraising for a good cause – the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.
Eric graduated first in his class from the Funeral Institute of the Northeast in Norwood, MA. He was the class speaker; was inducted into Mu Sigma Alpha which is the National Honor Society for Mortuary School Graduates; and received the Peer Tutoring Award for his efforts in assisting fellow classmates in their studies. Eric enjoys working at Keohane because of the team approach to assisting families. Everyone helps each other, and no detail is overlooked, no matter how small.