Jay M. Riseman

February 17, 1938May 12, 2019

BREWSTER- Jay M. Riseman, 81, died Sunday, May 12, 2019. He was the beloved husband of Susan Riseman with whom he shared many loving years of marriage.

Born in Boston, he was a son of the late Dr. Benjamin and Lillian Riseman. Jay lived in Brookline, Southboro, and later on Cape Cod. Upon graduating from college, he worked as a stockbroker. He also worked in clothing sales for Women's Better Sportswear, in Telecommunications sales for many years, and at an Italian Supermarket later in life. Most recently, he served as the Assistant Site Coordinator for Meals on Wheels at the South Dennis Senior Center.

Jay was an avid wine collector. He enjoyed participating in wine tastings and traveling to wineries around the country, as well as when he traveled to Tuscany. He had a passion for fine dining and grilling, particularly steaks. Jay was family oriented and adored his two Bichons, Benny and Ari, just as much as they adored him.

In addition to his wife, Susan, he is survived and will be deeply missed by his daughter, Samantha Salisbury and her boyfriend Brad McCarthy; a brother, Paul Riseman and his wife Pat; their children Seth and Dennis; and a brother and sister in law, Ernie and Carrie Finestone; and their children Amanda and Julie.

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects on Tuesday, May 13th from 10 to 11 a.m. at Doane Beal & Ames Funeral Home, 729 Rt. 134, South Dennis. His funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. inside the funeral home followed by burial at Brewster Cemetery, Lower Rd. For those who wish to attend, a Shiva Service will be held at Jay and Susan's home following the burial at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jay's memory to: Elder Services of Cape Cod & the Islands, 68 Route 134, South Dennis, MA 02660 or at


  • Family & Friends Gathering Tuesday, May 14, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, May 14, 2019
  • Burial Tuesday, May 14, 2019
  • Shiva Service Tuesday, May 14, 2019


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Gail and David Griffin

May 14, 2019

We have only known Jay a few short years however he was the kind of person you felt you have known forever. We will miss you but remember you always. Thank you to Jay and Susan for always making us feel so welcome.

Jean and Don Holm

May 13, 2019

Jean and I will miss Jay terribly. He was a good friend, and he was always kind and generous and a true gentleman. We enjoyed many memorable times with Jay and Susan.

Kelly Kirby

May 13, 2019

My heart goes out to Jay's family and friends, he will be missed very much by us all at Elder Services and Meals on Wheels.