ROMANO, Jay Michael
Jay Michael Romano, 26, passed away tragically on December 16, 2012. He was born in Hartford, CT and spent most of his life in Wethersfield attending Wethersfield Public Schools. For the last few years Jay was self-employed in the auto business. Jay enjoyed playing local, AAU and collegiate basketball traveling throughout New England, across the United States and in Europe with his Northstars family. Jay was a fearless competitor who made life long friends during his years playing sports. He had an infectious smile that would light up a room and an enchanting charm that would captivate everyone he met. Jay will be sorely missed by his many family, friends and acquaintances. Jay is survived by his parents, Michael F. and Joanne T. Romano of Rocky Hill; his sister Nikki Fappiano, her husband, Alfredo and Jay's god-daughter, Gia Marie Fappiano. Jay loved her and bought her many presents and we promise to tell her about the uncle he would have been. Jay is also survived by his maternal grandmother, Ella Tine of Rocky Hill, his aunt Nancy Dauphinais and his uncles, Paul Tine and his wife Gail Tine; John Romano and his wife Jennifer Romano; and uncle Marc Romano and his partner, Gael Uhlig. Jay is also survived by an aunt, Lucy Tine, his Torrington family and many cousins, and extended family. Jay is also survived by his godmother, Lori Corraccio. Jay was predeceased by his maternal grandfather, Paul Tine, his paternal grandparents, Joe and Marilyn Romano, an uncle, Michael Tine and an uncle, George Dauphinais. Jay was fun and bright and engaging, and "has been working harder, thinking smarter and outperforming since 1986".
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 at the Farley-Sullivan Funeral Home, 34 Beaver Rd., Wethersfield. A Mass of Christian burial will be held Friday Dec. 21, 2012 at 10 a.m. in St. Augustine Church 10 Campfield Ave., Hartford. All are asked to go directly to church. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery, 453 Fairfield Ave., Hartford. To extend online condolences or for further information, visit farleysullivan.com