Dr. Georgia Fayetta Day

January 23, 1939 - January 25, 2022

01/23/1939 - 01/25/2022

Dr. Georgia Fayetta Day, 83, passed away peacefully on January 25, 2022. Born in Newport News, VA to Mary Wright Day and George Burks Day, Georgia was the youngest of five siblings. She graduated from Hampton University, completed a program for teaching the deaf at Galladet University in Washington D.C., and earned a PhD in Education from Syracuse university.
Georgia retired from Fairfield University where she was the Assistant Academic Vice President and Director of TRiO programs. As Director of the federally funded TRiO programs at Fairfield University, Georgia led three outreach and student services programs designed to support students from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Georgia was an art connoisseur, especially of paintings and drawings by African American artists. Passionate about books and a self-proclaimed “bookstore junkie”, Georgia established an independent bookstore, Rainy Faye, in 2003 which was the first full-service bookstore in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Georgia was also a radio host for WDJZ and WICC in Connecticut.
Georgia was predeceased by her parents, Mary and George Day; and siblings Robert Daniel “Flung” Day, Eva Helen Etter, and Queen Ester Tabb Carr. She is survived by her sister, Leonara Miller of Newport News, VA and a host of family and friends.
The family will hold a celebration of life at a later date. Memorial contributions in honor of Georgia may be made to the charity of your choice.

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Helen Brown
1 year ago

I am heartbroken to learn about the passing of my dear friend Faye. I meet Faye in 1967, teaching at the same Special Education School. She was a mentor, teacher and my friend for over 50 years. Covid-19 made personal visits impossible, but we frequently talked as she came to Sentara for therapy.
Rest In Peace my friend…I will always remember your smile and the wonderful times we shared.

Joe caruso
2 years ago

I was a colleague and friend of Faye’s at Fairfield University. I enjoyed her big smile, her sense of humor and her honesty. I have been thinking about her lately and am so sorry to hear of her passing.

Gia Oke-Bello
2 years ago

Dr. Day will be missed. She was a member of my extended family from Hampton (Institute) University days when she babysat my brother while my father worked there. Later, I was born and had the privilege of studying with her as a student in the Graduate Education department t Fairfield University. May the family remember the important, loving role model she was.

Phyllis Fitzpatrick
2 years ago

I had the pleasure of working with Dr. Day when she was at Fairfield University. She always had the students’ interests as her priority. May she rest in peace and may her family always remember the good times with Georgia!

Duane Corey
2 years ago

Just now hearing about this. Dr Day and I were colleagues many years and collaborated on numerous projects away from work. My thoughts and prayers to the family.

Luke Owens
2 years ago

Faye, you will be missed, the Lord welcomes you, may you ,Rest in Peace, , Mitzi and Owens, Woodbridge, Virginia