Peter Fess

Obituary of Peter Fess

Peter G. Fess, 62, of Fairfield, NJ passed away Friday September 28 at home surrounded by family after a long, courageous battle with cancer. Visitation will be held at the Hugh M. Moriarty Funeral Home on 76 Park Street Montclair, NJ from 4 to 9pm Monday, October 1st. Funeral services will be held at Immaculate Conception Church on 30 North Fullerton Ave Montclair, NJ on Tuesday, October 2nd at 10:30 am. Peter graduated from Immaculate Conception High School and attended Upsala College. He was inducted into the ICHS Athletic Hall of Fame. He was a member of the Blue Lion Club and was also a member of St. Thomas More Parish in Fairfield, NJ. He was also a member of the West Essex Marching Knights Pit Crew Peter was in the restaurant business for 42 years. He was most recently employed by St. James's Gate Publik House in Maplewood, NJ. He was also an owner of Fess' Tory Corner Tavern in West Orange, NJ. Peter loved spending time with his family and friends. He will always be remembered for being the first to start the sing-a-long. Peter loved his Giants, the Yankees, and Notre Dame. He also extremely enjoyed spending time at his house in Point Pleasant, NJ and walking on the beach. Peter was predeceased by his parents Edward and Elaine (Degnan) Fess. He is survived by his beloved wife, Maryanne (Lamb) and was the devoted father of Tracey. He is also survived by his siblings Betsy (Barry) Cohen, Ed (Jeanne) Fess, Paul (Kathy) Fess, Nancy (Dennis) McGarrity, and Michael (Patti) Fess. Peter is also survived by his in-laws Bobby (Kathy) Lamb and Maureen Lamb as well as 21 nieces and nephews and 19 grand nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to St. Jude's Children's Hospital. PO Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis TN, 38148.
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