Blanche M. Jay, 76, a loving and devoted, wife, mother, and grandmother of 8 Limestone St., Bradford, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus, on Monday (March 7, 2016) in her home, surrounded by her loving family.
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Born March 25, 1939, in Kane, she was a daughter of the late Paul and Leota Smith McMahon.
Blanche was a 1957 graduate of Kane High School.
On May 2, 1959, in St. Callistus Church in Kane, she married Ted Jay who survives.
She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Church and the YMCA of Bradford. She enjoyed golfing, traveling and bingo. Her greatest joy came from spending time with her family and friends.
Blanche had been employed as a bookkeeper at B&B Electric for 27 years.
Surviving in addition to her husband Ted of 56 years, are two daughters, Lori (John) Jamison of Jefferson, Ohio, and Tina (Brian) Dunkle of Derrick City; three sons, Edward Jay of Bradford, Richard (Kathy) Jay of Smithfield, Va., and Douglas (Lisa) Jay of Yorktown, Va.; 13 grandchildren, Kevin Bartlett, Halie Leonard, Jodi Bugansky, Emily Jay, Megan Jay, Andrew Jamison, Alaina Sexton, Morgan Dunkle, Richard Jay, Devon Dunkle, Adam Jamison, Nicole Jay, Kelsey Jay; five great-grandchildren, Lillian Leonard, Gunner Bugansky, Henry Bugansky, Madilynn Leonard, Evelyn Leonard and two more on the way; four sisters, Naomi Vaughn of Kane, Rose Apache in West Virginia, Cecelia Peterson of Kane, and Betty Lou Kribbs of Kane; one brother, Roger McMahon of Kane; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Blanche was preceded in death by her parents, an infant son Joey Jay, and two sisters Leanna Penhollow and Jane Lloyd.
At the family's request there will be no public visitation. Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at noon on Thursday in St. Francis of Assisi Church, with the Rev. Stephen Collins, pastor, as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Bernard Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to American Red Cross, 302 Congress Street, Bradford, PA 16701; or St. Francis Church, 15 St. Francis Drive, Bradford, PA 16701; or the SPCA P.O. Box 113, Bradford PA, 16701
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com
Published in The Bradford Era from Mar. 9 to Mar. 15, 2016