Smith III, John J. “Jay”

John J. Smith III, “Jay” aka “Smitty” passed away on July 30, 2019 with his family by his side. He fought cancer bravely, head held high, with grace and dignity. He will forever be in our hearts.
He was a resident of Farmington for most of his life. He graduated from St. Paul Catholic High School where he excelled at so many sports.
He is predeceased by his father John J. Smith II and his brother Timothy S. Smith. He is survived by his mother Pamela Barnes of Farmington, his twin sister Bridget Mulvey and her husband Brendan of Burlington. He also leaves behind his twin sisters Stephanie Smith and fiancé Greg Raducha of Old Lyme, and Jennifer Smith of Old Lyme. Jay also leaves behind one brother Justin Barnes of Vernon. He leaves behind his nieces Caitlin, Cori, Meghan, Paige and Molly, and his nephew Tim, who he loved with all of his heart. He also leaves behind his loving aunts, uncle and cousins.
Jay was very dedicated to his work and passionate about running, biking and working out. His off time was spent enjoying his motorcycles, sports and his many friends. Our family would like to thank his friends for their daily words of encouragement and for their help lending a hand.
In honor of his wishes, a private family remembrance ceremony will be held.
The family would like to thank Dr. Flaherty, Dr. Byrne and Dr. Alahmadi for their compassionate care and the wonderful staff at the Hospital of Central Connecticut, Impatient Oncology – C-5.

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4 Responses to 'Smith III, John J. “Jay”'

  1. Red says:

    Our hearts go out to the family of Jay. Smitty’s passion for bikes and people made him a natural at the shop. Jay will forever be missed and never forgotten.


  2. Sharon Shattuck Krupa says:

    So sorry for your loss. Jay was so kind to me when we went to school together. Prayers to the family.

  3. Mark Kuls says:

    We would like to offer our condolences to Jay’s family. I knew from school and the bike shop in Bristol. He always had a great sense of humor and will be missed.

    Mark Kulas and Mary

  4. Debbie Baril says:

    Dear Pam,

    “After the tears have dried and the goodbyes have been said, all we have to hold onto are the happy memories that we’ve shared with our loved ones who have passed, this is what keeps them alive in our hearts and in our minds, and they will continue to live on, through us.”
    I pray that you find the strength and comfort you need during this time.

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