Jay Wilton Small

August 20, 1940July 26, 2014
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Mr. Jay Wilton Small, 73, of Clemmons passed away Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Baptist Medical Center in Winston Salem, NC.

Jay was born August 20, 1940, in New London, CT to the late Delwin Small and Orlaine Libby Small. He was a veteran of the US Army National Guard and Reserves. Jay married the love of his life on September 19, 1964. The marine business was his passion for over 50 years; he was employed by Mercury Marine and finished his career at Webster Lake Marine in Webster, MA. Jay was also a firefighter for many years serving the communities of Mystic, CT and Dudley, MA. Jay had overcome many adversity’s and life’s challenges yet, never allowing them to change him as a person in his respect, kindness, and determination to continue to live life to it’s fullest . He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Anne Elizabeth Small of the home; one son, Rob W. Small of Clemmons; two granddaughters, Emily and Abby Small of Clemmons; a sister, Delaine Simonds and husband, John of Voluntown, CT and many friends. A celebration of life will be held at 6 PM Monday, August 4th at Fulton-Theroux Funeral Service, 181 Ocean Ave., New London, CT 06320. Online condolences may be made at Arrangements made by Frank Vogler and Sons Funeral Home, Clemmons Chapel and Fulton-Theroux Funeral Service in New London, CT.


  • Celebration of Life Monday, August 4, 2014

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terence cini

August 6, 2014

so sorry,i was in the guard with jay...haven't seen him for quite awhile.i remember him for his good attitude, always smiling..."god-will-take care-of-him...i'm happy that had the pleasure of knowing him...goodbye-my-friend! terence cini.

James P. Lusignan

August 4, 2014

So sorry for loss ,Jay was the best neighbor when I was growing up on Hayden Pond I learned a lot from him over the years. He will be missed a lot
I always think of him when visiting the old neighborhood . Our condolences from Me and My Family and my Mother Theresa Lusignan.
James P. Lusignan N. Oxford MA.

August 4, 2014

Dear Rob and Ann, I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember you as family . Some of my best memories were with you all while growing up, especially the vacations at the cabin in Maine, and our neighborhood parties at the pond. Jay is very close to my heart. Love you all!
Donna Kelly and family

Jim Bernier

August 3, 2014

Ann & Rob I am so sorry for your loss!!! Jay was like a father to me and taught me so much in the boating field. I will miss him and think of him everyday!!! He will always be in a special place in my heart. I love you all and I always will!!!


Cindy Turse

August 3, 2014

My heartfelt condolences to Delaine, Anne and all of the family. I remember Jay as the fun, protective older brother I always wanted. His handsome, easy smile was/is treasured by friends and family. Growing up in the very tight knit Mystic community was an experience we all treasure. I'm sure there are wonderful memories to bring smiles to your hearts and faces in the days ahead. Wishing you peace. Much aloha!

Keith Curran

August 3, 2014

There is hardly a person I've known with greater strength of character and integrity than Mr. Small. When I was a baby, Jay and Ann were the first to change my diaper. (Jay lost a bet with my parents) and I have to this day, a tin cup, given to my parents by Ann and Jay as a gift for me. My children now drink from it. I will forever miss the endless summer nights on your deck.. the conversations and laughter. I'm so glad you got to meet my wife and son. Thank you for everything Jay. I'm truly grateful and blessed to have known you all my life.

Tom Santos

August 2, 2014

My condolences to the Jay Small family. I haven't seen Jay in 50 years, but, still remember him. You always remember the good guys. I worked for him when he was the manager of Mysto Marine. He was a great guy, taught me some about outboard motors. He was one of the Mystic boys. My best to you and enjoy his memories.

Dr. Timothy Hoffman

August 2, 2014

Thank you for serving our country. May your family find comfort in their faith and may you Rest in Peace.

Tom Quinn

August 2, 2014

Sorry to hear of your Dads passing Rob. My best to you and yours. Your old buddy,
Tom Quinn

August 2, 2014

Dear Delaine and family, I was so sorry to hear about Jay. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I know how sad you all must feel. Marlana