HODGDON - Ronald John Jay Sr., 73, went home to be with his Lord on Wednesday, June 22, 2016. He was born January 4, 1943, in Houlton, the son of John and Lenora (Estabrook) Jay.
Ronald attended school in Hodgdon. He was employed by AE Staley for 23 years. He enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.
Ronald is survived by his mother, Lenora; his children, Brenda Spooner and her husband, Dennis, of Hodgdon, Laura Estabrook and her husband, Arnold, of Amity, Raymond Jay and his wife, Tina, of Houlton and Ryan Jay and his wife, Tara, of Cary Plantation; two stepdaughters, Brenda and Tammy Roach of Portland; sixteen grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his father; his son, Ronald J. Jay Jr.; and his brother, Joseph L. Jay.
Friends may call at the Dunn Funeral Home 5-7 p.m. Saturday, June 25, 2016. A committal service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, June 26, 2016, at the Hodgdon Cemetery with the Rev. Peter Valji officiating. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made in Ronald's memory payable to the Ronald J. Jay Sr. Memorial Fund, care of Dunn Funeral Home, 11 Park Street, Houlton, ME 04730. Online condolences and guest book: dunnfuneral.com.