ST. ALBANS — Jeffrey Michael Gay passed away in the arms of his wife to be with his Lord on March 16, 2016. Jeff is survived by his wife, Alicia Gay, and daughters Brittany Trudo, Whitney Trudo and her partner, Tyler McNaney and his grand-dog, Ray Charles. Jeff was the most loving husband, father and grandfather any of us could ask for.  He will be eternally loved and missed.

Jeff was diagnosed with cancer four months ago and fought valiantly to survive.

He never missed a day of work or complained once through his illness. He was an inspiration to us all and a reminder that life is short and unpredictable, so love as hard as you can.

Jeff wished to pass at home with his family, however due to the inability to control his pain, he returned to the hospital and peacefully passed with his wife in his bed and his daughter, Whitney, holding his hand. None of this could have been possible without the help and love of his daughters, who spent hours and days on end helping with his care.

Jeff was the most wonderful grandfather, and leaves his little Shelby as well as his best friend and all around favorite person in the world, his grandson, MJ. These two had a wonderful bond. Jeff would take great pride in spending time and doing crazy things with MJ and their sidekick Billy Joel, our dog.

MJ would like everyone to remember his grandpa was a very loving and caring man.

Jeff had a wonderful way with kids and animals. His kindness touched all who knew him and complete strangers in need of a helping hand. All will remember his kindness, generosity and loyalty.

Jeff also leaves behind his mother, Linda Pidgeon; several aunts, uncles and cousins who loved him tremendously and friends too numerous to count. He also leaves behind his in-laws, including mother-in-law, Sheila Rock and several aunts, uncles and cousins on that side of his family.

Our family would like to thank Lisa Rock; Traci Gabaree; Stephanie Smith; Bakers Distributing; the crew at HISC; Colchester Family Practice; Franklin County Hospice and the unbelievably loving nurses at Northwestern Medical Center who helped our family and supported us throughout this entire situation. We cannot express enough how loved and fortunate we feel to have such support.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Samaritan House, Children’s Christmas Party Fund: 28 Kingman St., St. Albans, VT 05478. Please reference Jeff on the donation. Take this moment to pay it forward in Jeff’s memory. A memorial service will be held at Church of the Rock in Saint Albans on Saturday, March 26 at 2:30 p.m.