John William Gay Jr.

May 31, 1942October 16, 2018

John William Gay Jr., 76, of Pocasset passed away peacefully Tuesday October 16, 2018 after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. John was born in Boston, MA to John W. and Helen F. Gay. He was a member of the DeMolay youth organization of Brockton, Jaycees of Easton, Masonic Lodge of Sandwich, and American Legion Post 188 of Sandwich. In 1960 John Married the Love of his life Carol Ann Bolster. They raised four children, Dorleen, John, Linda and Pamela. In 1979 John and his family moved to Cape Cod, where he is best known for his family owned and operated legacy; John’s Capeside Diner and CJ’s Cottage Apartments, where he operated the business for 37 years. He will be most remembered as a compassionate, kindhearted and very generous man. John was preceded in death by his parents John and Helen Gay and his youngest daughter Pamela A. Morse. He is survived by his wife Carol, daughter Dorleen of Marion, Son John and his companion Deb of Sagamore, daughter Linda and her husband William of Vermont, Sister and brother- in- Law Debra and Gary of Easton,MA, Sister; Janet and her husband Joseph of Tennessee, Brother’s Thomas and his wife Patty of California, Bruce of California, James and wife Maria of Vermont, Grandchildren; Christopher and his wife Jennifer of Worcester and Samantha of Bourne, Five great Grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. A celebration of life will be held October 27th at the Bourne Methodist church, 37 sandwich Rd. Bourne, MA . Service at 11am, and reception to follow at 1230pm at the American legion post 188, 20 main St. Sandwich, MA. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Parkinson’s Disease Association at Or Hospice services of Massachusetts, 2527 Cranberry Highway suite D, Wareham, MA 02571. For directions and online condolences please visit


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, October 27, 2018
  • Reception Saturday, October 27, 2018

John William Gay Jr.

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Linda Blair

October 30, 2018

Dad you will always be my hero. I will miss you, thank you for all of the beautiful memories. ❤

Ellen Spencer

October 23, 2018

We are so very sorry to hear of John's passing. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Our deepest sympathy to you all.
Dale and Ellen Spencer

Bonnie Seymour

October 23, 2018

Linda i am so very sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. I didnt no him but if he was anything like you he was a wonderful and kind person. all my love and thoughts and prayers to you and yours Bonnie

David Hopkins

October 23, 2018

Oh I am going to miss those home fries! He was the best cook and brother. His meals at the lodge were the best. Carol you are in our thoughts and prayers! We will see you soon brother! Well done good and faithful servant! So mote it be!

Marsha Ferrick

October 23, 2018

Myles and I are sending our most heartfelt condolences and love to you all. John was a wonderful, kind and generous soul, and all who knew him, loved him. John will be sorely missed in this world, but we look forward to seeing him again, as promised <3