I am directly named after James Andrew Vahey, I am his great-grand-daughter. His son, Phil, was my grandfather, and my father was James Robert Vahey, and my brother Jim, was also named for him, James Andrew Vahey. He had Two sons, Phillip and Richard, a daughter Mary, who was also a nun, and another daughter, Rose Kinney of Hyannis, Mass. I had no idea how many Vaheys there were in the U.S. The name, Vahey, as I understand it, was Americanized from O' Fahey in Ireland, and when the seven brothers came here, this is how we became Vahey. It is my understanding that all Vaheys come from that one mis-named branch when they hit Ellis, the same seven brothers.
Thanks for all this work...who knew there were so many of us? There is also a Joanne Vahey in Boston, my father's sister, she uses her married name now. She has two daughters as well.