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Emily Neidin Fava


Friday, May 18, 2018

Thetford Center, Vt. — Emily Neidin Fava peacefully passed away at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center on Saturday, May 12, 2018, in the company of her loving family.

Emily was born Sept. 15, 1988, in Nashville, Tenn., the daughter of Roy Fava and Marilyn Welch-Fava. She spent the first four years of her life in Nashville with her older sister Alison, her doting parents, various cats, and the next door neighbor’s puppy that Emily named “Chocolate Cake.” She was a delightful child, full of curiosity and blessed with a brilliant mind and unique sense of humor that she retained throughout her life.

In 1992 the family moved to Thetford Center, where Emily attended Thetford Elementary School and Thetford Academy, which she left after her sophomore year. Emily had an innate artistic ability, which she continued to develop independently at home with encouragement from her family. On the strength of her exceptional drawing and painting portfolio and strong SAT scores, she was admitted to Pratt Institute of Art in Brooklyn, N.Y., and later to the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Md.

Emily returned to Vermont in 2008. She continued to paint while working in the Upper Valley, for several years at Au Bon Pain in DHMC and more recently at the Holiday Inn Express. She leaves behind her parents; her sibling Roman aka Alison; her grandmother Wanda Fava; many cousins; aunts and uncles; friends; her beloved cat Oscar and dog Ivy; and a vast portfolio of amazing art. She will be deeply missed by many friends and family whose lives she touched.

Services will be private.

Knight Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements. Condolences to Emily’s family may be expressed in an online guestbook at www.knightfuneralhomes.com.

For those wishing, memorial contributions may be made in her name to: Upper Valley Haven, 745 Hartford Avenue, White River Jct., VT 05001.