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Richard "Jay" P. Jansky
January 3, 2024
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Richard P. "Jay" Jansky, a cherished husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend, passed away peacefully at his home in Milton on January 3, 2024. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Jay's life was marked by his warm sense of humor, his friendly demeanor, and his remarkably handy skills, which were evident in both his professional and personal life.
Jay grew up in Boston, where he attended Boston English High School followed by Boston Trade School, laying the foundation for his successful career. He was a skilled welder and pipefitter, working for many years at P.H. Mechanical in Dorchester and Canton, where his work ethic and expertise were well respected. He took immense pride in restoring older artifacts, ensuring each piece gleamed with history and care.
He was an avid motorcyclist, a dedicated member of the Road Runners Motorcycle Club in Dorchester, and his love for the open road was profound. Jay's adventures on his BMW motorcycle took him to rallies in Sturgis and Laconia, where he shared his enthusiasm with fellow riders. His love for the outdoors extended to fishing, where he found tranquility by the water, and to the joy he experienced line dancing with his beloved wife, Elaine.
Jay's daily routine would often start with a trip to Dunkin Donuts on Dorchester Ave, where he would meet with his buddies before work or during weekends. These simple pleasures were a testament to the life Jay led—one filled with camaraderie, laughter, and the shared moments that turn friends into family.
Above all, Jay was a family man. He was the beloved husband of Elaine A. (Westling), with whom he shared a love that was a testament to partnership and mutual support. He was a guiding light to his children, Rebecca E. Fitzgerald and her husband Daryl of Quincy, Andy D. Jansky and his wife Maribel of Vero Beach, FL, and Ruth E. Jansky and her husband Chris Harrington of Brockton. His role as a grandfather to Jacqueline, Tyler, and Matthew was filled with wisdom, jokes, and the kind of love that leaves a lasting impact.
Jay is also survived by his sister, Patricia Donatella of Quincy, who will miss her brother's humor and companionship. He was preceded in death by his brother Billy Jansky, with whom he now shares a heavenly reunion.
In the community, Jay was known for his generosity. He was good to the homeless in Dorchester, offering help and kindness to those in need, and his actions spoke volumes about his character.
Jay's departure leaves behind a legacy of laughter, friendship, and the countless lives he touched with his handy work and generous spirit. He will be remembered as someone who could light up a room with his humor, who could fix nearly anything with his hands, and who was a friend to many. His memory will be cherished and kept alive in the stories shared by those who knew him.
As we say goodbye to Richard P. "Jay" Jansky, we celebrate a life well-lived, full of joy, adventure, and love. His spirit will continue to inspire those who had the pleasure of knowing him, and his memory will remain a beacon of warmth and kindness in the hearts of his family and friends.
Funeral Service at the Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home 326 Granite Ave Milton Tuesday at 12:00 noon. Visiting hours prior to the service Tuesday morning from 10:00 to 12:00 noon. Burial private.