Fay Marie Thurston, 90

Jan 26, 2023

Fay Marie (Govoni) Thurston, 90, of Southington, earned her angel wings on January 21, 2023 after suffering a stroke.

Fay, the first-born daughter of Ruby and Joseph Govoni, was born on April 13th, 1932 in New Bedford, Massachusetts. She was a graduate of Wareham High School, Class of 1950. She went on to graduate from Massachusetts Memorial Hospitals School of Nursing, Class of 1953 and was proud to call herself a Registered Nurse (RN). Fay raised five children before embarking on a second career at DePaolo’s Fine China in Southington. She adored her job and the many lasting friendships she developed there.

Fay was best known as “Nonny” by her family, but also by the many friends who gathered at her pool over the past 50 summers. She loved watching UCONN women’s basketball, the Red Sox and the Patriots. Fay spoke daily to her neighbor and special friend, Thersea Siemiatkoski. She was able to remain in her home until her death, which was her greatest wish, thanks to the help of her Pine Drive neighbors and family.

Fay is survived by her children: Janet (John) Biron, Paula (Robert) Young, Joanne Suzio, Timothy Thurston, and Christopher (Lisa) Thurston. She also leaves behind 11 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, as well as her sister Elaine McLaughlin and brother, Steve Govoni.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, February 8, 2023 at 11:30 a.m. at the DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St., Southington. Burial will follow at St. Thomas Cemetery, Southington. Calling hours will be prior to the service starting at 9:30 a.m. For online condolences and directions please visit, www.dellavecchiasouthington.com.

Flowers are lovely or in lieu of flowers a donation to Bread of Life, PO Box 925, Southington, CT 06489 or ORTV.org for the daily Mass.