TURNER Jay W. Turner, of Malden, died unexpectedly on May 4, 2014 at the age of 66. Jay was born in Stoneham, raised in Wakefield and a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1966. He went on to earn his degree from Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston and worked as an Electrician for Stone & Webster for 23 years & Fidelity Investments in Boston for 15 years before his retirement last July. Jay resided in Wakefield until 1971, Melrose for several years and Malden since 1983. He was a member of the Malden American Legion Post #69 and the Melrose V.F.W. for many years. Jay loved camping, fishing, climbing, skiing and spending his summers with his family in York, ME. He was a very hard worker and enjoyed time with his children & grandchildren. Jay was the beloved husband of Susan A. (Trainor) Turner for 43 years. Devoted son of Janice (Grover) & the late Kenneth R. Turner. Loving father of Pamela Jones & her husband Christopher of Saugus, Jeffrey Turner & his wife Jennifer of Reading, Kevin Turner & his wife Julie of Malden. Cherished grandfather of Kyra, Caroline, Avery, Aidan, Jay, Kevin Jr., and Cole. Caring brother of Judy Cabral & her husband Art and Joyce Pfeil & her husband Fred, all of Wakefield. Also survived by several nieces & nephews. Funeral from the Gately Funeral Home 79 W. Foster St., Melrose on Thursday, May 8th at 8:45 A.M., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in the Church of the Incarnation, 425 Upham St., Melrose at 10:00 A.M. Relatives & friends respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours on Wednesday from 4:00-8:00 P.M. Burial in Forest Dale Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to New England Center for Homeless Veteran, 17 Court St., Boston, MA 02108.
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Gately Funeral Home
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Published in Boston Herald on May 7, 2014