Cartwright Funeral Homes


GILBERT, John “Jay”, of Whitman, formerly of Braintree, passed away surrounded by his loving family on June 30, 2019, after a courageous battle with cancer, at the age of 44. Born and raised in Braintree, Jay graduated from Braintree High School, Class of 1992, where he played on the Braintree High School hockey team. Jay worked as a Freight Consultant for Freeman Co. He was an avid sports fan who especially enjoyed cheering on his favorite Boston sports teams. He was also an avid golfer, a member of the Pin High Golf Club and had shot a hole in one while playing with his friends at Easton C.C. Above all, spending time with his family and friends is what brought Jay the most joy. A devoted son, brother, uncle and friend, Jay will be sorely missed by all who were blessed to have known him. Jay was the beloved boyfriend of Susan Toomey of Whitman. Dear son of John and Lois (Porter) Gilbert of Braintree. Devoted brother of Michael Gilbert and his wife Jeanne of York, ME, Diana Grabowski and her husband Edward of Braintree and Marianne Reynolds and her husband James of Canton. Cherished uncle to Cameron Gilbert and Jaime, Taylor and Caitlyn Reynolds. Also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Friday, July 5th from 4:00 – 8:00 PM in the Cartwright-Venuti Funeral Home, 845 Washington St., Braintree. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, July 6th at 10:30 AM in St. Clare Church, 1244 Liberty St., Braintree. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Jay’s memory to the Young-Onset Colorectal Cancer Center, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, or to Marisa’s Mission, P. O. Box 850061, Braintree, MA 02185.

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