Jones “Jay” Harold Talbot III
Jay Talbot, age 67, peacefully passed away at home surrounded by family on October 11, 2015 after a valiant 13-year battle with cancer.
He was the loving husband of 34 years of Rachel Edelman of Magnolia, MA, devoted father of Jesse E. Talbot of Alston, MA and son of the late J. Harold Talbot Jr. and Drusilla C. Talbot of Springfield, MA. Jay was predeceased by his beloved brothers, Roland “Rocky” Talbot of Honolulu, HI and Philip “Phil” Talbot of Springfield, MA and is survived by his sisters Sarah “Sally” and husband Bob Simone of DeWitt, MI; Edith “Edy” and husband Stephen Burek of Belchertown, MA; brothers Henry “Hank” and his wife, Noreen Talbot of E. Longfellow, MA and Richard “Rich” and his wife Barbara of Longmeadow, MA; sisters-in- law Erica Edelman of Hillsborough, NC and Meg Edelman and husband Scootor Griffin of Kitchener Ontario, Canada. Jay also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, grand nephews and grand nieces.
Jay was so loved by family and friends. His gentleness of spirit and sense of humor were unsurpassed. His presence will be so greatly missed.
Jay had many loves and interests, his first being that of family. He so enjoyed being a part of every family event and social gathering he could possibly attend. His other passions included eating, reading, eating, music, eating, dogs, eating, the ocean, eating, running, eating, fishing, boating, and eating.
For many years, Jay owned his own successful business as a Technical Writer/Consultant primarily in the Boston area.
A celebratory Memorial Gathering will be held at the Magnolia Library on Saturday October 17 at 1 pm. The family will also be holding a private service at the Gates of Heaven Mausoleum in Springfield, MA where Jay will be interred next to his brother, Rocky.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to MSPCA at Angell Memorial Hospital in Boston and/or the Wounded Warrior Project.
Let the family know you care by sharing this tribute.