John J.


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Gloucester, MA - John J. "Jay" Thompson Jr., 65, of Gloucester passed away on Friday, August 2, 2019, after a long battle with COPD. He was born on May 5, 1954, son of the late John J. "Jack" and Alice M. (Brown) Thompson. Jay attended Gloucester Public Schools. He worked his whole life as a self-employed Longshoreman at various cold storages. He had a love for staying fit and always keeping up a clean appearance. Jay loved watching football, especially the New England Patriots. In his spare time, he enjoyed placing a few bets at Foxwoods as well as entering many high-end Poker tournaments. He also loved traveling to the horse and dog races. Jay was tough as nails and had a hard head but always had a soft spot for his daughters. Spending time with his kids and grandson was very special to him. Anyone who knew Jay would know that his children and wife meant the absolute world to him. He lived to make them happy. Jay is survived by his loving wife of 21 years, Becky Thompson; 2 daughters, Jacklyn Thompson and Samantha Thompson; his step son Zachery Skrobacz - Nelson; his grandson, Damian Kane; sisters, Mary Ellen Michitson, Kandy Thompson and Sandra Ciaramitaro; brothers, Walter Thompson and Kevin Thompson; sisters-in-law, Dawn Bradstreet and Jayne Morong; as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers; Jordan Thompson and Manny Sylvia also sister-in-law, Vera Blake. He will be deeply missed by all family and friends.
There will be no formal services.
A celebration of life will be held on Sunday August 11, 2019, at the Gloucester Fraternity Club from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (27 Webster Street Gloucester, MA 01930) all family and friends are invited to attend.
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Published on August 7, 2019
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Peter Strescino
Sep 10, 2019
Grew up with him and we gambled a lot together. His mother was one of the best, I thought. Alice was always so kind to me. RIP to a tough guy.
Aug 30, 2019
I dated Jay a few times in high school . Always a perfect gentleman. Sorry for his loss.
grace russo sciortino
Aug 14, 2019
Becky my deepest condolences to you and your family
Leo Sharamitaro
Aug 11, 2019
Sorry for my late condolences (just found out) but to Jay's brothers and sisters I want to let you know how lucky I was to grow up with Jay and always had some great times together. He will be missed and my prayers to all of you.
God bless, Leo
Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken
Aug 11, 2019
Condolences to the family. Remembering growing up and always seeing the “Thompson” brothers on Main Street , JJ always had the “distinguish” smile and always said hello, even after years of not seeing him , then out of the blue at the Rose Baker Senior Center playing cards. He will be missed my his card friends .
With Sympathy
Sefatia aka Matza’s little sister.
John Cooney
Aug 11, 2019
Sorry to hear this , Jay was always a friend as his brothers are also.
Carolyn Fountain
Aug 09, 2019
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Mary Ellen (Gousey) Thompson Michitson
Aug 08, 2019
I love you Jay.. I will miss you more than words can say.. we had alot of good times.. it really brought us closer when you lived in my house in Haverhill.. playing with our kids in the pool, going to Foxwoods, double dating, and best of all when Becky and yourself let me take Sam and Jacqueline, and my daughter Bryana to Disney.. I picked up Dad and got him his own room (with a door separating our two rooms lol).. that was one of Dads best memories.. I love you JJ.. RIP big brother
Jack Duwart
Aug 08, 2019
Going to miss you brother...been part of my life since I was a teen
God bless you
Aug 08, 2019
MY sincere condolences to the family. I just lost my husband recently, to COPD so I can only imagine the pain and sorrow. Prayers to Jay's family. God bless.
Rick Silva..
Aug 08, 2019
RIP Jay..I grew up with Jay..He will be missed. Thoughts n prayers to his family n friends..
Wayne (bigs) Ciaramitaro
Aug 08, 2019
Warner st was the best time when we were young
Going to the lake with him and his family hanging in the yard playing cards we go back a long way
Aug 07, 2019
I lived on Burnham Street new him when I was young ,RIPP J JAY
Eileen Mitchell
Aug 07, 2019
Sam, I am so very sorry for your loss. Please know I'm there for you always..

Love Eileen
Aug 06, 2019