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James Sheridan May, Jr.

1942 - 2013 James Sheridan May, Jr, left this world in a peaceful slumber on a crystal clear sunrise on Dec. 13, 2013 in Bennington, following a long illness. He died just nine days shy of his 71st birthday. James, known to his family as Jamie, was the son of Mary Barden King and James S. May Esq. He was born in Portchester, N.Y. on Dec. 22, 1942. Tracey, a dear friend of James, described him as a "Jack of all trades and master of many". James was the kind of person who showed up when you needed him whether he was asked to or not to help with chores, driving, emergencies; whatever his friends needed. He became very close to Tracey's seven-year-old twins and they all went to the hospital to say good-bye. Jamie particularly loved his Rottweilers, Sarah, Stoney, Jamsie and his surviving dog, Charlie. Jamie's specific wish was to join his canine best friends after his death on a craggy hill overlooking the tranquil Green Mountains of Vermont. This was a man with enormous charm, intelligence, humor and endurance. Dry, ironic, whimsical - he could never be defined. We would like to particularly thank Dr. Allen Hutchenson, his physician, and Rebecca Andrews, his hospice nurse, for the humanity and care they gave him during his last years and final days. James is survived by his mother, Mary B. King of Southbury, Conn. three children, James S. May III, Wendy B. May and Tanya M. Bos; three grandchildren, Jack L. Bos, Lily V. Bos, and Walker May; five siblings, Thomas A. May, Nancy May Tandy, Michael E. May, Kay King Dale and Lori M. King; one nephew, James Napper Tandy; three nieces, Catherine M. Tandy, Shannon L. May, and Zena Briggs; and a brand new grandnephew, Ever F. Tandy. He was predeceased by Leslie May, his oldest daughter. FUNERAL NOTICE: There will be a memorial service in Vermont next May as the earth warms again to spring. Please email nannniemay@aol.com if you wish to attend and be notified as to the time and date. Those who wish to make a donation in James's name please send your contributions to: Second Chance Animal Shelter, PO Box 620, Shaftsbury, VT 05262. Jamie, your imprint is deep and there will always be someone who remembers you whether in heart, mind, or soul. We love you.
Published in Bennington Banner on Dec. 19, 2013
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