MILO - Robert E. Jay, 87, husband of Frances (Graham) Jay, passed away peacefully May 4, 2016, at St. Joseph Hospital, Bangor. He was born March 2, 1929, in Houlton, the son of Sylvester I. and Margaret M. (Myshrall) Jay. Robert worked as a clerk for the Bangor and Aroostook Railroad for many years. He was a member of the J.P. Chaisson American Legion Post 41 and the Sts. Francis Xavier and Paul the Apostle Catholic Church.
In addition to his loving wife of 65 years, Frances, he is survived by his son, Alan Jay and his wife, Barbara, of Milo; his daughter, Sonya Nesbitt and her husband, Malcolm, of Hodgdon; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Robert was predeceased by a granddaughter.
A graveside memorial service with military honors will be conducted 2 p.m. Saturday, May 21, 2016, at the Evergreen Cemetery, Milo. After the graveside service friends and family are invited to a reception at the J.P. Chaisson American Legion Post 41, Milo. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the J.P. Chaisson American Legion Post 41, P.O. Box 177, Milo, ME 04463. Arrangements are in the care of the Lary Funeral Home, Milo. Condolences may be expressed at www.laryfuneralhome.com.