Born in Framingham, he is the son of Jodi Taylor of Holden and Gary Schnare of Orange. He was raised in Westborough and educated in Westborough schools.
Jay’s courageousness, hard work and determination led him to open his own business, Quality First Auto Glass in Northborough.
He enjoyed traveling, fishing and was a huge New England Patriots fan. Jay was charming, witty and we will forever miss his great sense of humor. Above all else, family meant the world to him, he was an incredible father and husband.
In addition to his wife, daughter, and parents, he is survived by two additional children, Kerri and Shane Taylor; one sister, Jillian Schnare of Holden; his maternal grandmother, Sonny Taylor of Westborough; mother-in-law, Cheryl Schnare; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
A graveside funeral service will be held Thursday, May 10, at 1 p.m., in St. Luke’s Cemetery, Hopkinton Road, Westborough. There are no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the MSPCA by visiting www.mspca.org/donate-now.
Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of the Pickering & Son Westborough Funeral Home, 62 West Main St., Westborough.