NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Jay A. Hoag, 46, of East Main Street died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, at his home.
Born in Pittsfield on Nov. 4, 1966, son of Kenneth and Frances Beliveau Hoag, he graduated from Taconic High School in 1984. After high school, he served in the Army.
Mr. Hoag was a truck driver for many years, and always prided himself as being a good driver.
His hobbies were building and collecting car models, which was a passion from his childhood. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, both at home and going out. He was a good friend to many and would go out of his way or do anything needed to help a friend.
He leaves his wife of 22 years, the former Jennifer Kirby, who stood by him through thick and thin; his daughter, Emily Galus and her husband, Chris, of Westfield, of whom he could not be more proud; his three sisters, Janice and her husband, Dominic, Dawn and her husband, Herb, and Carol and husband, Skip, all of Pittsfield; many nieces, nephews and friends, and his sidekick, Coco.
FUNERAL NOTICE — A memorial service to celebrate Mr. Hoag's life will take place Tuesday, Nov. 20, at Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals, West Chapels, 521 West Main St., North Adams.
Calling hours will be Tuesday from 4 to 6 at the funeral home. Donations may be made directly to the funeral home in his memory.