James "Jay" P. Sullivan

September 25, 1948 ~ April 30, 2019 (age 70) 70 Years Old


James “Jay” Paul Sullivan, Jr., 70, of Marlborough, MA, passed away peacefully at home, on Tuesday, April 30, 2019, surrounded by his family, after a period of declining health.

Jay was born on September 25, 1948, in Boston, MA a son of the late James P. and Jane A. (Mulloney) Sullivan. He was raised in Newton, MA, where he graduated from high school and later earned his bachelor’s degree from Boston State College. He later moved to Marlborough, MA where he has resided for the past 35 years. Jay had a long and successful career as a field service engineer for Digital, before he eventually retired.

Jay was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed spending time at his camp in Island Pond, VT. He loved almost anything with a motor, a skilled mechanic, he had several motorcycles and snowmobiles, which he enjoyed riding. He was a longtime member of the American Legion in Vermont, the Hudson-Concord Elks and the Marlboro Fish and Game Association. He was also a talented pool player and was part of team in Worcester which earned him many trophies over the years.

Jay is survived by his beloved sisters, J. Lee Russell and her husband David of Marshfield, MA and Gail A. Curtin and her husband Neal of Boston, MA; his nephews, Matthew J. Russell and his fiancé Elizabeth Palumbo and Neal Curtin, Jr. and his niece Meghan L. Russell. He also leaves behind many close friends. 

Relatives and friends are invited to a period of calling hours from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m., on Sunday, May 5, 2019, at TIGHE HAMILTON REGIONAL FUNERAL HOME, 50 Central St., Hudson, MA. Burial will be private at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in memory of James P. Sullivan, Jr. to support cancer research and patient care at: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284, or via

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May 5, 2019

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Tighe Hamilton Regional Funeral Home.
50 Central St
Hudson, MA 01749


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