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James J. 'Jay' Hardiman , Jr.

James J. 'Jay' Hardiman , Jr.
  • January 9, 1947 - February 24, 2021
  • Mashpee, Massachusetts

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“Dear Mary Beth, I can't tell you how saddened I was to hear of Jay's passing. Even though I hadn't seen him (or you) for such a long time, I...Read More »
1 of 29 | Posted by: Tom LeFort - Waltham, MA - Friend

“Mary, There are people who you meet in your life that you never forget, Jay was one of those people to me. May he rest in peace. God Bless you during...Read More »
2 of 29 | Posted by: John Dernoga - Taunton, MA

“Mary my thoughts and prayers are with you So sorry to hear of Jay's passing He will always be my favorite patient. ”
3 of 29 | Posted by: Kathleen Walsh - Mashpee, MA

“We are very sorry to hear of Jay's passing. Jay was a great neighbor and wonderful person. Working for the family business provided many positive...Read More »
4 of 29 | Posted by: Emery and Anne LeBlanc - Friend

“So very sorry to hear of your husband's passing. Thinking and praying for you and your family. One Day at a Time! ”
5 of 29 | Posted by: Tina Brennan - Waltham, MA

“Mary, Very sorry to hear of your Husband’s passing. I pray that this loss will bring you some comfort in knowing that Jay is at peace. ...Read More »
6 of 29 | Posted by: Marilyn Riccio - Foxboro, MA

“Rest In Peace, Jay. ”
7 of 29 | Posted by: Julie Callahan - Worcester, MA

“My sincere condolences to the family.Jay was always a gentlemen to all who knew him.May he Rest in Peace Donna David ”
8 of 29 | Posted by: Donna David - Waltham, MA

“To the Hardiman family--our thoughts and prayers are with you. Jay is now at peace.Tom and Mary Kay Maroney ”
9 of 29 | Posted by: Tom & Mary Kay Maroney - Friend

“MaryBeth, Sincere condolences on the passing of your dear Jay. Glad you had those extra years to cherish each other. May your memories bring comfort. ”
10 of 29 | Posted by: Pat Kane - Arlington, MA

“Hello Mary,I am so sorry for your loss, I pray that the Lord gives you and your loved ones strength during this difficult time. God's Blessings!! ”
11 of 29 | Posted by: Fillonie Saint-Louis - Randolph, MA

“Mary,We want to express our sincerest condolences on Jay's passing.I have great memories of him "holding court" behind the counter of his liquor...Read More »
12 of 29 | Posted by: Ken Ferry - Naples, FL - Friend

“I was very sorry to hear of Jay's passing. My heartfelt condolences to the entire family. You remain in my prayers during this most difficult time. ”
13 of 29 | Posted by: Judi Manning - Hampstead, NC

“My condolences to you Mary and the rest of the Hardiman family. Jay was truly one of the good guys. So many good memories from the back room. Sorry...Read More »
14 of 29 | Posted by: Brian McMahon - Waltham - Friend

“Mary, so sorry to hear of Jay's passing. We have never seen such a loving and dedicated couple as you two were. Please accept our deepest condolences...Read More »
15 of 29 | Posted by: Deborah and David Ulin - Ashland, MA

“Jay will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. He was a kind, caring, and generous man. We were so fortunate to have had him in our lives....Read More »
16 of 29 | Posted by: Dennis Condon - Alexandria, VA

“Marybeth, Bob & Family,I am so sorry to learn of Jay's passing. He was a great friend & Boss. Have great memories of office conversations. Prayers to...Read More »
17 of 29 | Posted by: Walter Jones - Watertown, MA

“Very sorry to hear of Jay's passing. I have known Jay for many years going back to when we were kids. RIP my friend. ”
18 of 29 | Posted by: Bill McQuiggan - Waltham, MA

“My heartfelt condolences to the entire Hardiman family. ”
19 of 29 | Posted by: Ernie Rogers - Waltham, MA

“We are so sorry for the loss of Jay. He was the most amazing man who was so generous and kind to everyone, no matter how well he knew them. We feel...Read More »
20 of 29 | Posted by: Elaine and Ken Gill - MA - Family

“I remember when we were younger ( 14 & 15 ) we played a lot of sports and Jay was good at most of them. He was a funny guy and fun to be around. Lost...Read More »
21 of 29 | Posted by: Warren Illsley - Murray, UT

“Jay was a great friend, mentor, and very generous person. I have so many positive and special memories of working with and learning from Jay. We had...Read More »
22 of 29 | Posted by: Ken LeBlanc - Friend

“So sorry to learn of Jay's death please know that the family is in my thoughts and prayers ”
23 of 29 | Posted by: ann purcell - auburndale, MA

“Sorry to learn that Jay passed away. I worked for bothJay and his brother Bob at WCT Transportation ”
24 of 29 | Posted by: Bill Morris - Waltham, MA

“My sincere condolences to Marybeth and the Hardiman family. Jay was a great man. Always had kind conversation and was there to offer a helping hand...Read More »
25 of 29 | Posted by: Rose Coleman - Ashland, MA

“I don't know you I'm so sorry to hear about your husband passing he is now resting in peace may god be with you and your family you are all in my...Read More »
26 of 29 | Posted by: Lorraine Butler - NH

“Mary, I'm so sorry to hear of Jays passing. He was very lucky to have you in his life making him happy , comfortable and loved. I wish I had seen...Read More »
27 of 29 | Posted by: Lesley Hietsch - Waltham, MA

“Jay was a great friend, mentor, and generous person. Jay helped me in many ways and I learned so much from him. I have special memories from working...Read More »
28 of 29 | Posted by: Ken LeBlanc - Friend

“To both of you Thanks for the memories! He is missed Kevin and Mary Elken ”
29 of 29 | Posted by: Mary Ellen Ryan - Waltham, MA


Waltham - Mr. James J. 'Jay' Hardiman, Jr., a longtime resident of Waltham, died Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at his home in Mashpee. He was 74.

James Joseph 'Jay' Hardiman was born January 9, 1947 in Waltham, a son of the late James J., Sr. and Louise (Clancy) Hardiman. He attended Waltham Public Schools and graduated from Newman Prep School in Boston. Jay honorably served in the United States Army as a Medic and was stationed at Fort Polk in Shreveport, Louisiana and at Fort Sam Houston, in San Antonio, Texas.

Jay and his older brother, Bob, owned and operated Waltham Central School Transportation Inc. which oversaw the transportation of special needs students throughout Metrowest.

Jay suffered a major heart attack April 1, 2007 and was later the recipient of a heart transplant which afforded him twelve more years. Jay and his wife, Mary remain grateful to the outstanding clinical staff of the Heart Failure Specialty and Transplant Team at the Brigham and Women's Hospital for their expertise and wonderful care, kindness and friendships.

In addition to his wife, Mary Elizabeth (Condon) Hardiman he leaves his siblings, Janet Cahill of Sebastian, Florida, Robert Hardiman (Judith) of Hingham, Patricia Clasby of Ayer, Louise Vanderslice of Osterville and Rita Hardiman of Somerville; his in-laws, Dennis Condon (Joyce) of Alexandria, Virginia Janet Condon of Waltham, James Condon (Katie) of Brownfield, Maine, Matthew Condon of Somerville and Elaine Gill (Kenneth) of W. Newbury and many nieces, nephews and their families.

A Life Celebration will be announced.

Honor Jay's memory by registering as an organ donor with the New England Organ Bank.
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