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MONTICELLO - Ronald Jay Jr., 50, passed away Sept. 15, 2015, after a long illness at his home, with his loving mother and his friend, Evelyn Toby, by his side. He was born Jan. 30, 1965, in Houlton, the son of Ronald Jay and Sandra Jay Logue.

Ronnie was born with Downs Syndrome. He graduated from special ed at Houlton High School. Ronnie loved going for rides, pepperoni pizzas, Burger King, watching Bill Gaither, cartoons and Walker Texas Ranger. He also looked forward to Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Ronnie knew after Christmas was his birthday. He enjoyed wrestling, parades and football. Ronnie enjoyed spending weekend with his favorite nephew, Gabriel Merritt.

Ronnie is survived by his loving mother, Sandra Logue of Monticello; his father, Ronald Jay, Sr. of Hodgdon; his sisters and brothers, Brenda (Sissy) Spooner and her husband, Dennis, of Hodgodn, Laura (LaLa) Estabrook and her husband, Arnold, of Amity, Raymond Jay and his wife, Tina, of Houlton, Ryan Jay and his wife, Tara, of Cary; his special nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles and many cousins; and his paternal grandmother, Lenora Jay of Hodgdon. He was predeceased by his maternal grandmother, Grace Currier; grandfather, James Logue Sr.; stepgrandfather, George Currier Sr.; stepgrandmother, Kay Logue; and paternal grandfather, John Jay.

Now my darling son, you are in no pain, you can see, hear and now walk again. Bless everyone that had helped take care of Ronnie, especially his favorite niece, Alicia Forest (his Dado), for a year and a half. I love you, my son (Bubba), Rest in peace.

A special thanks to the doctors and nurses at Houlton Regional Hospital, the ambulance crews, Madigan Estates Rehab nurses, staff and Tammy Briggs and pulmonary specialist at HRH. Thanks to so many.

Graveside service will be held 3:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, at the Foster Cemetery, Monticello, with the Rev. Peter Valji officiating. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made in Ronnie's memory to the Ronald Jay Jr. Memorial Fund, ? Dunn Funeral Home, 11 Park Street, Houlton, ME 04730. Online condolences and guest book: dunnfuneral.com.
Published on  September 18, 2015
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