Obituary for Gerard "Jay" Raby
Gerard “Jay” Raby, of Nashua, died peacefully on Monday, May 14, 2018 at his home and surrounded by his wife and loved ones.
He was born in Nashua on May 30, 1954, a son of Gloria (Marquis) Giel and her husband, Walter, and the late Maurice G. Raby.
Jay was the husband of Nettijean (St. John) Raby, whom he married on October 21, 1978. They have shared over 39 years of marriage.
He enjoyed traveling with his wife especially taking cruises. He loved to spend time with family and friends. He is remembered for his dry sense of humor and love of stupid jokes. Jay and his wife have enjoyed their Friday night’s eating out with good friends.
Jay loved working on cars especially older cars. His love led him to a career as an auto mechanic. In his semi-retirement, he has been worked for Homewood Suites.
He attended Nashua High School.
Besides his father, he was predeceased by a brother, Daniel Raby.
In addition to his mother, step-father and beloved and devoted wife, Nettijean, he is survived by his children and their spouses, Jessica and Bill Howard, Ellis Raby, Jennifer and Brian Garcia, Patricia Raby and her partner, Steve O’Brien, Amy and John Frank, and Peter Raby and his partner Sara Chamberlin; his 22 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; his mother-in-law, Patricia Robbins and her husband George “Red”; his siblings, Denise and Bill Grant, Michelle and Michael Pellerin and Maurice and Susan Raby; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
SERVICES: Friends and Family are warmly invited to attend visiting hours on Friday, May 18, 2018 at DAVIS FUNERAL HOME, One Lock St., Nashua from 11:00 AM-12:30 PM. A Graveside Funeral Service will be held at St. Louis Cemetery, 752 West Hollis St., Nashua on Friday, May 18, 2018 at 1:00 PM.
Friday, May 18th, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
The Davis Funeral Home
Graveside Service Information
Friday, May 18th, 2018 1:00pm
St. Louis Cemetery
752 West Hollis St.