Fay A. Miller, age 67, of Flower Drive, Hamden, passed away on December 10, 2012 at her home. Fay is the mother of Steven McDonald of New York City and David McDonald of Hamden and sister of Barbara Leverett of Hamden. Fay was born in New York City on Feb. 17, 1945, daughter of the late Helen Kyprion & Joseph Miller. She received her PHD in Nursing and was the Dean of the School of Nursing and Professional Studies at Southern Connecticut State University. Fay was a member of the Board of Directors at LuLac Head Start and a member of the Black Nurses Association and parishioner of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church. Friends are invited to attend her Funeral Service on Sunday, Dec. 16th at 1:00 PM in BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave, Hamden.

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  1. From the Southern Connecticut Black Nurses Association, Inc., we want to send our love and prayers to Fay’s family. Our sadness is only soothed by the knowledge that Fay is in the loving arms of our Lord. Fay was a wonderful woman,nurse and educator. her dedication to the SCBNA will never be forgotten. Kathy Tucker, President

  2. Fay was always someone with a positive spirit that shined as bright as the smile on her face. My condolences. She will be missed. Frank Harris III SCSU Journalism

  3. May the thoughts and prayers of all bring some comfort during this very difficult time. I am thankful to have worked so closely with Fay. Her unforgettable smile will always be with me.

  4. Steven, David and Family- Please accept our deepest sympathies for the loss of your mother. She was a compassionate and well respected leader of the School of Nursing at SCSU, and Dean of the School of Professional Studies, who worked hard to promote standards and worthy initiatives for the benefit of students,faculty and colleagues. We fondly remember her positive attitude, ever present smile, support for others, and enduring pride in her sons and their accomplishments. Sincerely, Susan Westrick, Courtney and Meredith Killion

  5. My sincere sympathy to Steven, David and Barbara. I will miss Fay as a friend and former colleague. She was a dedicated advocate for Nursing and Health Professionals at SCSU. She was progressive in advancing nursing curriculum for students. Her comforting smile will always be with us.

  6. Barb, I am so sorry for your loss… I never met your sister but I know the kind of person you are so she must have been VERY VERY SPECIAL. I am thinking of you and praying for you and your family during this difficult time. <3

  7. Dear Steven, My thoughts are with you and your family. I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. My memory of her is her strength of character and her love for you and David. I am on the faculty at Southern now, and my colleagues hold her in high esteem. I have many fond memories as your fifth grade teacher, including your kindness and big smile, the way you watched out for David, and your enthusiasm for learning– especially math! Sincerely, Suzie Huminski

  8. Fay’s death saddened me. I remember her as one of the enlightened deans at SCSU who supported women faculty, staff, and students when it was not fashionable for deans to do so. When her disease was diagnosed, she became a model of fortitude and grace, never losing that radiant smile. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family. Rita A. Landino, Professor Emerita

  9. I will always remember Fay as a mainstay of the Southern Connecticut State University faculty and administration, and as a person who really knew how to smile. I am so very sorry to hear that she is now gone.

  10. Steven, David and Barbra my deepest sympathy to all of you Fay was a beautiful person inside and out! I had the pleasure of seeing Fay on a weekly basis for her manicure appiontments for many years she will be missed!! Heaven has now gained a beautiful angel

  11. To The Miller Family: God bless all of you during this difficult time. It is a blessing to have had such a wonderful and caring nurse educator in our midst. God Bless.

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