HOWLAND – Adrian Jay Nadeau, “Jay” or “Bunny” died peacefully with his family and friends by his side, June 9, 2014, after a brief illness. He was born Oct. 23, 1944.
He is survived by his wife or 48 years, Betty; his sons, Andy and family, Chad, his wife, Freda and family; daughter, Missi, her husband, Rick and family; his other “son” Robert Workman, wife, Leiah, and family. He leaves behind his beautiful mother, Iona Nadeau; brothers, Mike and wife, Phyllis, Billy, and wife, Penny, and Johnny, and wife, Lori; sisters, Nancy and friend, Larry and Sally and husband, Curtis. He was predeceased by his father, Bernard Nadeau and his in-laws Clara and Cluster Perrin.
Jay was a U.S. Army veteran stationed in Korea and served in the Vietnam War. He was a truck driver, millwright and carpenter. He also served as a town selectman for several years. He enjoyed building street rods, working in his garage, and helping others. Whether it was a Harley, a hot-rod or a snow sled, it always had to be fast. He won three New England Championship snow sled races, held the Maine State championship and was a world record holder. His most recent accomplishment was building his own log cabin camp on South Branch Lake. This couldn’t have been done without the help of so many family and friends. In fact, the day before he became ill, Jay and Betty spent their first night at the camp together. He leaves behind several special grandchildren, nieces and nephews, two special nephews, Robbie and Johnathan Nadeau, special friends, The Crawfords, the entire 95er crew, the Cornerstore and the lake crews, and special guys, Harvey, Jamey, Wes and Bruce.
Per his request, there will be no funeral services. A celebration of life will be held at the KC Hall, Friday, June 13th at 2 p.m. Later, per his wishes, a gathering of family and close friends will spread his ashes around their camp. Those who wish may sign an online guest register and leave written condolences at www.clayfuneralhome.com.