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“So sorry for your loss. I just heard about it. My husband and I loved riding with Jay and he was a good man. ”
1 of 8 | Posted by: Ellie & Billy Talbot - Medford, MA

“May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. ”
2 of 8 | Posted by: A friend

“Jay, I know your in a much better place than you have been these last few years and finally pain free. I will always remember our growing up...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Gary Jackman - North Port, FL

“love you uncle me an brodie and mia will keep you close to our hearts love you ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: melissa falasca - Revere, MA

“R.I.P. Jay..You Are Painfree ,,Standing Tall Once Again...Riding In the Heavens.Always In My Heart .. ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: Janet Jackman - Lynn, MA - Sister

“Rest in beautiful PEACE JayLove Forever - thank you for 24 years of Love ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: Katie Wesley - Black Canyon City, AZ

“JJ, I am very sorry about the loss of your brother and a brother road warrior, May you find peace in knowing that he suffers no more, and he's...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Ron Bansfiels - Friend

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague - MA


Jay Allan Jackman passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on May 21, 2018. He was only 64 years of age. Jay was born in Saugus to the late John & Doris Jackman. He was raised in Lynn and attended Lynn Schools. He served his country in the US Navy during the Vietnam War. Mr. Jackman worked as a welder on jet engines for the General Electric Company in Lynn for many years, before becoming disabled after a motorcycle accident and had to retire in 1996. Jay was a motorcycle enthusiast, enjoyed riding with his friends and was a member of the Massachusetts Motorcycle Association. He was an avid reader, enjoyed country music and amusement parks and loved hanging out at Revere Beach with friends and family. Jay was the father of Jay A. Jackman Jr. of Salem and Kevin W. Jackman of Manchester, NH. Grandfather of Joseph Jackman. Brother of Robert Jackman, Helen Robins, Janet Jackman, Gary Jackman and Jack Jackman formerly of Lynn. Former husband of Marjorie Jackman of Melrose. Also survived by several nieces, nephews & friends. Visitation will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St. Melrose, on Friday, May 25, 2018 from 4:00-7:00 PM, followed by a Funeral Service at 7:00 PM. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to attend. Interment at Puritan Lawn Cemetery will be private.