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Alfred (Fred) Stanley Jay, of East Windsor, beloved husband of Dorothy (Cembrano) Jay passed away at age of 85 on Friday April 18th. Born in Northfield, VT on January 3rd he was a resident of East Windsor since 1955. Fred was an original New England "Yankee" known for his ingenuity, ability to tackle obstacles head-on, compassion for his family , a loyal friend and neighbor and dedicated service to his country. Fred, his parents and siblings moved from Vermont to Stratford, CT in the early 1940's to aid in the war effort. His parents worked at the Vought Aircraft factory in Stratford while Fred graduated from Stratford HS. After HS, Fred attended Technical School to receive certification as an Aircraft Engine mechanic and then proudly served his country with the US Air Force in the Korean War. He was employed by Pratt & Whitney Aircraft early in his career, owned his own business; Jay's Auto Electric in Hazardville and then served in Viet Nam for 18 months as a Technical Rep for Avco-Lycoming of Stratford, CT as an advisor to the US Marines for the repair of Huey helicopters at various Marine Corp Air Stations in So. Viet Nam. Later in his career, he worked for Ingersol Rand Turbine Engines in Windsor as a Field Service representative providing technical support to Turbine installations around the world. Fred was a stock car driver in the late 50's and early 60's at Riverside Track in Agawam, Waterford Speed Bowl and Stafford Race Track. His other hobbies included playing guitar, woodworking, camping, and providing any project assistance he could to his 4 boys. In addition to his wife; Dotty, Fred is survived by his sons, Len and his wife Sue of Manchester, Eric and his wife Susie of Mystic, Brian and his wife Nicola of East Windsor and Gene and his wife Betsy of New Hampshire and Manchester; his 11 grandchildren, Eric Jay and his fiancé Laura Vagnini, Daniel Jay, Erin Weinzimmer and her husband Michael, Robert Jay and his wife Jen, David Jay, Amy Sperrazza and her husband Greg, Christopher Jay, Elizabeth Jay, Andrew Jay, Becky Jay, and Amanda Pippin; 4 great grandchildren, Joseph Jay, Richard, Jasmine and Calla Pippin; his sister in law, Adelaide (Cembrano) King of Manchester and many nieces and nephews. As well as his closest friends, John and Carol Rossini. Fred was predeceased by brothers, John, William and sisters, Virginia and Catherine. Relatives and friends may join the family on Tuesday evening April 22 from 5-7 p.m. for visiting hours followed by a funeral service at 7:00 p.m. at the Bassinger & Dowd Funeral Home, 37 Gardner St., East Windsor. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Warehouse Point Library, 107 Main St., East Windsor, CT 06088. For online condolences and directions, please visit www.bassingerdowdfh.com

Published in The Hartford Courant on Apr. 20, 2014
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