John Cook Snay

Born: Mon., May 16, 1966
Died: Fri., May 16, 2014


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., May 21, 2014
Location: Jackman Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Thu., May 22, 2014
Location: United Methodist Church

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DOUGLAS - John Cook Snay, 48, died Fri. May 16 at Milford Hospital after being stricken ill. He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Natalie M. (Newell) Snay; 2 sons Keith Newell of Whitinsville and Brandon King of Douglas; 2 daughters Sarah Rondeau of Whitinsville and Destinee Snay of Douglas; his mother Ida M. (Krull) Snay of Whitinsville; 2 brothers Brian Snay of Uxbridge and Joseph Cook of Northbridge; 2 sisters Kathy Villemaire of Uxbridge and Elise Lavallee of Upton; 4 grandchildren; nieces, nephews, and friends. He was predeceased by his father Francis E. Snay on Jan. 25, 2003.

Born in Whitinsville on May 16, 1966 he was a graduate of Uxbridge High School and has lived in Douglas the past 15 years. He worked at Malone & Sons in Stowe as a concrete truck driver and was a respected member of the Douglas School Committee. He also served on the board of the United Methodist Church in Douglas where he was a faithful member. Mr. Snay enjoyed camping, fishing, and geocaching. He was an avid shooter and community leader. He taught hunting education courses and enjoyed spending time with friends at Hawk's Nest. He was best known for his unique sense of humor.

His funeral will be held on Thurs. May 22 from Jackman Funeral Home, 7 Mechanic St., Douglas with a service at 11 am in the United Methodist Church, Douglas. Calling hours at the funeral home will be held Wed. May 21 from 5-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Destinee M. Snay, c/o Webster First Federal Credit Union, PO Box 693, Douglas, MA 01516. To leave a condolence message for the family, please visit

Charitable donations may be made in John's memory to the following organization:

Destinee M. Snay, c/o Webster First Federal Credit Union
PO Box 693, Douglas, MA 01516

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Kenneth & Sally Ward
   Posted Tue May 20, 2014
Snay Family,
Our deepest sympathy for your entire family during this extremely difficult time. We truly enjoyed his laughter, his stories, and especially his kindness to others. We grew very fond of John over the past year and he will be greatly missed by us.

Cheryl Kruschwitz
   Posted Tue May 20, 2014
Natalie & Destinee,

I am truly sorry for your loss.

I miss John more than I can express even though it had been such a short time that we have known you all as part of the Sutton Falls Campground family.

My thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of your family through this trying time.

God bless you all.

Hugs & love,
Cheryl (the Sisters)

Liz Crowell
   Posted Wed May 21, 2014
I'm so very sorry for this sudden, unexpected death. Natalie, my heart goes out to you and everyone John had the pleasure to know. His quick wit and (ummmm....) interesting view on life was always a thing I admired in him. He will be missed very much. I am unable to attend the wake due to a training class, and work on Thursday will prevent me from attending in person. But my thoughts and prayers will be there. Godspeed John, you had a great ride.

Donna and Roger Gingras
   Posted Wed May 21, 2014
It is with great sorrow that we say goodbye to John. In the short time we knew him and his family, they became great supporters of our campground with John volunteering to play Santa Claus at our Christmas in July and the whole family taking part in all of our activities. He often mentioned to me how he enjoyed being out here, allowing him alone time with his family. Fishing or playing games in the trailer with Destinee and Natalie was what he told me gave him the greatest joy when camping.
We again offer our deepest sympathy.
Donna & Roger Gingras/Sutton Falls Camping Area

Bob and Anita Desjardins
   Posted Thu May 22, 2014
So sorry to hear about John, our deepest sympathies Natalie and all of John family. God's blessing to all..

Wayne & Debbie Cyr, Naples FL
   Posted Sun May 25, 2014
John's greatest happiness is making others laugh. Please accept our condolences.

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