Jay W. Stuart, 74, of Gloucester, husband of Rose (Souza) Stuart, went home to God on Thursday, February 16, 2012 after an eleven year battle with cerebral amyloid angiopathy.
Jay was born in Gloucester, MA, on September 1, 1937, the son of Reginald B. Stuart and Edith (Dann) Stuart.
He was a Gloucester High School graduate with the Class of 1955. He then attended Franklin College and graduated in 1959, receiving his Associates Degree in drafting.
He was employed at several companies, but before retiring, he was employed for many years at Varian in Gloucester.
Jay was a Navy Reservist and also in the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary.
He met the love of his life at a Valentine’s dance while both were high school students. They spent 51 years together in happy and sad times. A loving husband and devoted family man, he loved spending time with his wife, daughter and son. Jay would do anything for his family or anyone in need. He enjoyed the outdoors, landscaping, loved boating, and was an avid reader. A quiet and generous family man, beloved by family and friends, he will be greatly missed..
Jay is survived by his beloved wife Rose, and their daughter Deborah F. Stuart; a sister, Linda McDonald, a sister in law, Phillipina Souza, all of Gloucester and many nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews; and his friend, Leonard Amaral.
Jay was predeceased by his son, Michael J Stuart; his brothers-in-law, Anthony F. Souza, Claude G. Souza and a sister-in-law, Sr. Mary R. Souza RSM.
ARRANGEMENTS: His Funeral Service will be held in The Trinity Congregational Church, 70 Middle St. Gloucester, on Friday, February 24, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. Family and friends are cordially invited.
There are no visiting hours.
His burial will be held in Calvary Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to: Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy Research Center, Massachusetts General Hospital Fund 028184, MGH Development Office, ATTN: Shawn Fizzgibbons, 165 Cambridge St. Suite 600, Boston, MA 02114.
Arrangements are by the Greely Funeral Home, 212 Washington St. Gloucester, MA.
Online condolences may be given at: www.greelyfuneralhome.com