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John J. Yuskaitis

April 1, 1942 ~ January 17, 2019 (age 76)
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John J. “Jay” Yuskaitis, 76, a lifelong resident of Brockton, passed away peacefully on Jan. 17, 2019. Son of the late Anthony and Helen (Dombrosky) Yuskaitis, he was a graduate of Brockton High School Class of 1961 and was retired as a Fire Inspector after a long career as a Firefighter in the City of Brockton. Jay was an antique automobile enthusiast that enjoyed playing guitar and gardening in his spare time. He also was an avid outdoorsman and a member of Holbrook, Plympton and East Bridgewater Sportsmen’s Clubs. Jay was a friend to many and he led a life of compassion and always showed a willingness to help others. He was the beloved husband of Kathleen T. (McGrath) Yuskaitis for almost 55 years; loving father of Susan Anderson (and Jeffrey) of Plymouth , Laura Dolan (and Michael) of Plymouth, John J. Yuskaitis Jr. (and Catherine Ricciardi-Yuskaitis) of Stoughton and Tracy Craffey (and Michael) of Easton; grandfather of 5 Derrick, Jeffrey, Toni-Elizabeth, Michael and Cole; great-grandfather of 2, Justin and Dylan, with a third on the way; brother of Paul A. “Chick” Yuskaitis (and Aini Johnson) of Hooksett, NH; and an uncle and cousin of many. His services are private. Those wishing, in lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to The Boston Children's Hospital Trust in memory of Jay (

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