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Obituary for John G. Reay Jr.

John G.  Reay Jr.
John G. Reay, Jr., of William Street, New London, passed away at Yale New Haven Hospital on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at the age of 60.

Born in Westerly, he was the beloved son of Janet and John G. Reay, Sr., of Westerly.
John worked as a welder for Dow Chemical for many years. He had a passion for NASCAR racing, Harley Davidson motorcycles and all animals. He was a man of compassion and humor who had the innate ability to fix or repair anything and everything!

In addition to his parents, he leaves behind his two children, Cody Skodinski of Connecticut and Rebekah Roswold of Minnesota; three siblings, Kenny Reay of Westerly, Kim Pierce LeClair of Bradford and Laura Reay Constantine of Ashaway; three half-sisters, Sharon Slusser of Pennsylvania, and Linda Dutrumble and Donna Dutrumble, both of Norwich; and many nieces and nephews. He will be forever missed by the love of his life, Raff Mercuri and all of her extended family. John was predeceased by his cherished dog Mia.

Visiting hours will be held on Monday from 3-6pm at Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home, 59 Spruce St., Westerly. A Funeral Service will take place at 10am on Tuesday at Seventh Day Baptist Church, 8 Church St., Ashaway. Burial will be private. For online condolences please visit www.gaffneydolanfuneralhome.com

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