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Fay Sabija

d. March 6, 2022

New Bedford – Fay Sabija, age 82, of New Bedford passed away on Sunday, March 6, 2022 at Savoy Nursing Home. Born in New Bedford, MA she was the beloved daughter of Abedin Sabija and Zeat “Sarah” (Hassan) Sabija.

Fay had been a stitcher at various local clothing manufacturers over the years. She loved animals, especially cats. She enjoyed growing and maintaining her indoor plants, crocheting, watching classic movies and reading novels.

She is survived by her daughter, Victoria R. Sabija of New Bedford; her beloved life partner, Francis O. “Sonny” Marlowe and her much loved cat, Laila.

Fay’s visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 from 5:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. at Perry Funeral Home. Her funeral will be held in the funeral home on Thursday morning, beginning at 10:30 A.M. with a service to take place at 11:30 A.M. Burial will immediately follow in Pine Grove Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in memory of Fay to either the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverly Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452 or at or the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to animals at

Arrangements are placed in the care of Perry Funeral Home, 111 Dartmouth Street, New Bedford, Ma. 02740. Please see our website: for condolences.

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