Jay E. Williams, 69, of East Bridgewater, formerly of Whitman, passed away Monday, Feb. 24, at Sachem Center for Health and Rehabilitation, East Bridgewater, following a long illness. He was the beloved husband of 45 years to Nancy G. (Schlieff) Williams. Born Aug. 15, 1944, in Brockton, he was the son of the late Arthur B. and Ellen L. (Driscoll) Williams and was a member of Whitman-Hanson High School, Class of 1963. Jay was Park and Tree Foreman at the Whitman Department of Public Works for 33 years. He was a thoughtful and generous person, always ready to lend a hand. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Jays sense of humor was legendary. He loved to joke and laugh and was also known to be a good cook and host. He loved animals and wildlife and traveling all over North Country always hoping to spot a moose. In addition, he was a Red Sox and Patriots fan. Jay was the loving father of Jason N. Williams and his wife Vanessa of Thompson, Conn. He is also survived by his large and loving family of brothers and sisters, Arthur Williams and his wife Connie of Ellenton, Fla., Donald Williams and his wife Anna of East Bridgewater, Robert Williams and his wife Pat of Gardnerville, Nev., Richard Williams and his wife Dottie of Zephyrhills, Fla., Carol Williams of Albany, N.Y., Jerry Williams and his wife Donna of Whitman, Ruth Woodbury of Rockland, Ellen Montague and her husband David of Gardnerville, Nev., Jean Franciosi of Bradenton, Fla., and Ted Williams of Sparks, Nev. He was the brother of the late Gloria Fent of Nev. He is survived by many dear nieces and nephews. Jay also leaves behind two lifelong friends, Dennis Chick and Lee Meinhold. Jay touched many throughout his life and will be greatly missed. Family and friends are invited to his visiting hours Thursday, Feb. 27, from 4-8 p.m. in the Blanchard Funeral Chapel, Plymouth Street (Rte. 58 at the rotary), Whitman. His funeral service will be held Friday, Feb. 28, at 10 a.m. also in the chapel. Burial will follow his service in the Colebrook Cemetery, Whitman. For online condolences and directions, please visit www.blanchardfc.com.
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Published in The Enterprise on Feb. 26, 2014
Blanchard Funeral Chapel
666 Plymouth Street Whitman, MA 02382