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Mary "Cathy" C. Gibson Fay

October 25, 1942 ~ July 23, 2020 (age 77)

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Mary "Cathy" C. Gibson Fay

October 25, 1942 - July 23, 2020

Mary "Cathy" C. Gibson Fay, 77, New Buffalo, Michigan, passed away Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 7:30 pm at her home in, New Buffalo, Michigan.

A celebration of life for Cathy will be held at a later date. The Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel, 418 Washington St., Michigan City, Indiana is handling arrangements.

She was born October 25, 1942 in Evanston, IL to the late Jack and Zita (Hayes) Gibson.

Surviving are daughter, Shannon Fay of New Buffalo, MI; son, Gibson (Renee) Fay-LeBlanc of Portland, ME; four grandchildren, Conor, Derek, Liam, Emmett; daughter-in-law, Sarah Fay of Colorado Springs, CO; two nephews, David Gibson and Barnaby Gibson; She was preceded in death by son, Leland Fay; brother, John Gibson.

Cathy worked for many years as a self-employed real estate broker. She obtained her bachelor’s degree from Barat College in Lake Forest, Illinois and later went on to earn her master’s degree in French from Columbia University in New York. Cathy was a member of Faith, Hope, and Charity Catholic Church in Winnetka, Illinois, the Chicago Association of Realtors, and the National Association of Realtors. Cathy spoke fluently in French and one of her favorite places to visit was Paris, France. She also enjoyed reading and swimming. Cathy was a very kind hearted person who enjoyed life and having fun. She had the best laugh and a beautiful smile that lit up any room she was in. She had a great sense of humor and loved telling jokes. Cathy was a very elegant woman with a wonder sense of style.

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