Jay's Story

PORTLAND - Jay Hazen MacDonald, 59, was born on July 31, 1956, in Houlton, and died unexpectedly on January 20, 2016, at his home in South Portland. Sadly, Jay succumbed to pneumonia complicated by his debilitating muscular disorder. Jay was born under the zodiac sign of Leo and he certainly lived life like a Lion, with strength and courage. After graduating from Houlton High School, he went on to live in a variety of Maine Communities - Caribou, Lincoln and Portland, to name a few.

Jay put his uncanny abilities with numbers to use in the banking and trucking industries. He loved telling stories of his experience at Key Bank, TD Bank, Peterbuilt of Maine and more recently Yarmouth Lumber.

Throughout life Jay was the type of person that if her landed in "a pile of crap" he would "come out smelling like a rose." His sense of humor and ability to live life in the moment will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Jay could often be found on the golf course; at a sports bar; at Fenway; playing cards with friends and of course Black Jack at Vegas.

Jay will be joining his parents, Leo and Dorothy; as well as his sister, Diane Kasparek. He is survived by his brothers, John and Michael; his sister, Pat; and special friends, Nick, John B. and "Beasty." The family would like to extend sincere thanks to Dr. Belcher of Martin's Point for his care of Jay these last 15 years.

Please join the family/friends for a celebration of Jay's life on Tuesday, January 26, from 3-6 p.m. (after the Pat's win) at Hobbs Funeral Home, 671 US Route 1, Scarborough. In lieu of flowers, please donate to MDA; Jimmy Fund @ Fenway or a charity of choice.
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