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John G.
Reay Jr.

November 28, 2018

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Obituary for 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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When Monday, December 3rd, 2018 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home
59 Spruce Street
Westerly, RI 02891

Service Information

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018 10:00am
Seventh Day Baptist Church
120 Main Street
Westerly, RI 02891

Interment Information

Private, --