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Coolen, Jason

 Coolen, Jay

Jason Guy Coolen, a resident of Rehoboth, MA for 15 years, passed away suddenly on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at his home.  Jay was born on November 28th, 1977 in Boston, MA and was just shy of his 41st birthday.  Jason is the son of Darlene Hassey Morris and Guy Coolen.  Jason, who was close to his family, will be remembered by his life-long mentors – his step-father Scott Morris and his Uncle Dennis Hassey of Attleboro, MA.  He will also be remembered by his sister Leanna Coolen of New Hampshire, and many aunts, uncles and cousins.  Jay graduated from South Eastern Regional High School in 1995.  He worked for 25 years for the family business.  He took great pride in his work and always strived for perfection in every aspect of his life.  Jay leaves behind many friends who he would be a pillar of support to and would drop what he was doing to lend a hand.  Jay was an expert hugger and a better sass giver.  He was loving, honest and forgiving to a fault.  The one thing to surpass Jay’s love for his family, friends, and of course his fur children, Anika, Chance and Monroe, is the unequivocal love for his wife and best friend, Katherine (Kathee) Coolen.  Kathee and Jay have been married for 18 years.  They have known each other for over 25 years, first as teenage friends and shortly after as partners for life.  Jay’s pickup line to ask her out for the first time was “so do you want to go out with me or what.”  Jay was an avid lover of all things outdoors – camping, swimming, the ocean and so much more.  He could always be found puttering around the yard with Kathee taking care of the koi pond or working at Plava Legguna, their chicken and duck farm.  Kathee wishes above all else that Jason be remembered for his physical and emotional strength, never-ending ability for forgiveness, and absolute love for hot sauce – which went on absolutely everything.  Visiting hours for Jay will be held on Friday November 2, 2018 from 6-8PM at the Folsom Funeral Home, 87 Milton Street, Dedham.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Jay’s favorite organization, Newfie Fun Days.  For those willing to donate, a check made out to Newfie Fun Days and “In memory of Jason Coolen” written in the memo can be mailed to Mary Lou Graper, P.O. Box 145, Freedom, NH 03836

Guestbook Entries

  1. Caryn
    October 24th, 2018 | 9:18 pm

    It’s hard to believe! I’ve known Kathee and Jay since the beginning of who they were to become to each other; they are the personification of love. I say goodbye with a heavy heart.

  2. Jim Kennedy
    October 24th, 2018 | 9:53 pm

    I miss you Jay. Your are my oldest bud, and not sure how to believe this. I love you brother, save me a seat on the other side.

  3. Diane Moore
    October 24th, 2018 | 10:05 pm

    Dear Katherine, know that I am so sorry to learn of Jason’s passing. My deepest sympathy. I loved Jason deeply.
    Darlene my heart aches for you, I love you all. Diane

  4. October 24th, 2018 | 10:43 pm

    I’m sorry, brother. The news reached me all the way in iraq today. I wish I was there with you after all the years.
    Katherine. If you need anything let me know.
    He was my brother. I met him back in the 6th grade and we caused lots of trouble and rode skate boards all the time. Your mom hated me. Haha. Sorry, I was the bad kid at the time.
    We’re loved our music.

    I’ll miss your face dude.

  5. Guy Coolen
    October 24th, 2018 | 11:30 pm

    Jason I love you more than words can describe and will miss you always. Although you have left this earth way too soon you will live on always in my heart and in the hearts of many many others.
    Kathee and Darlene my heart is broken and aches for you.
    I know Kathee that Jason’s soul will be with you always he loves you fiercely and as Darlene said you were soulmates from the start. I admire that. Love like that is not seen often.
    Darlene words cannot describe how I feel and how you must feel. Just know as with Kathee his soul is and always will be right there by your side. Leanna you should know that you and Jason share the same soul and that bond will never be lost. He loves you very much.

  6. Dana Shields
    October 25th, 2018 | 2:09 am

    Kat, my family sends you so many hugs in your time of need. Sammie told me to tell you she loves you and she is so sorry. I love you my oldest and dearest friend.Jay will always watch over you and will forever be in your heart
    Love Dana, Bryon and Sammie

  7. lisa hamel
    October 25th, 2018 | 2:56 am

    I am so sorry Kathie! I know we haven’t seen each other in forever, but you were never far from my heart or my memories. Please let me know if there is anything I can do in these hard times.

  8. Sue-Ann Stansfield Fecteau
    October 25th, 2018 | 7:22 am

    I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. At a time like this, words are hard to find, but may you all find comfort in days ahead with good memories .

  9. S dasti
    October 25th, 2018 | 9:19 am

    Jay you will be missed dearly,great friend amazing husband all around amazing person..see you on the other side my friend..

  10. Kathy Pelletier
    October 25th, 2018 | 4:42 pm

    My hope is that you can find some solace in memories of your life together and the comfort of your “kids”. Love and light coming your way. Much Love.

  11. Merry and Gary Young
    October 26th, 2018 | 8:55 am

    My heart is shattered for you Kathee and family. I cannot fathom your pain right now and it will be a roller coaster of emotions for a long long time. Sending you strength and courage to weather this like a Viking in a storm.

  12. Dawn Handler-SC
    October 26th, 2018 | 9:15 am

    My thoughts and prayers to to Jays family. I still can’t believe we have lost another great classmate. Fly high and spread your beautiful wings Jay! Your our angle watching over all of us now.

  13. October 26th, 2018 | 6:28 pm

    Katherine. We at Newfie Fun Days are very sad to hear of your loss. Thought, prayers and Newfie hugs go out to you. Newfie fun days crew. Peggy Vivinetto, Holly Bodoin, Marylou Graper , Sue Johnson and Deb Lumberg. We will miss seeing Jay at the event.

  14. Sean and Kristen okeefe
    October 26th, 2018 | 9:01 pm

    Our Thoughts and prayers are with you Kathee and family. Such a shock. Jay will always be with you. He was an amazing friend and will be missed.

  15. Grace Hernandez
    October 27th, 2018 | 8:57 am

    Kathee, I am SO SORRY to hear of ur loss!!! Please stay strong for ur furbabies and find strength in the great memories u both made together! With my deepest sympathy..XOXO Grace Hernandez

  16. Timothy Wood
    October 27th, 2018 | 10:52 pm

    To my dearest friend, Jay I will always cherish your friendship, I remember when I fist was introduced to you, when you grabbed my arm at your wedding and threw me on the floor to be apart of the garter belt ceremony, this memory will forever be with me. You will be forever missed by many you love was like a plague infecting everyone around you. You were the only friend who stuck up for me when everyone just tossed me aside. Kathee I know your pain must be unbearable but always remember that he will be looking down upon you and will be with you always. I will always be available to help you out and you can call anytime. TO Jay I Make this vow I will protect your wife till the end of time I swear this to all the Viking gods. Love you my Friend see you on the other side save me a seat.

  17. Judy Roberts and The Pug Pack
    October 28th, 2018 | 10:54 am

    Kathee, there are no words anyone can say at this time. All I want you to know is Jay loved you beyond belief. Keep the memories close to your heart. If you EVER need anything on it call me. Get the number from my data. The Pug girls send you all our love and hugs.
    With love,
    Judy and The Pug Pack, Lily Potter, Miss Marple, Bernadette Peters,and Hetty Wainthrop

  18. Tom and Beth Launder
    November 1st, 2018 | 2:57 pm

    We met you guys at clumber national in Ohio
    We are so sorry for your loss
    Hugs and prayers

  19. Pam Lothrop
    November 2nd, 2018 | 10:37 am

    Kathee, although I just know you from the pet food shoppe and I never met Jay (he sounds fantastic), my heart truly aches for you.
    Much love,

  20. Jen
    November 2nd, 2018 | 2:09 pm

    I’ve known Kathee and Jay since I was 16, 35 now. Shared many memories from parties to family vacations and things in-between. Jay was such a ball buster. The kind of big brother type. His birthday was the day after mine so for a long time us November babies would celebrate together. I can’t even imagine what Kathee is going through but I hope she knows she has a huge support system. I haven’t seen Jay in quite a few years but he certainly left a mark. He will be missed. Say hi to Mackie and the other fur babies.

  21. Mitsu Jordan
    November 2nd, 2018 | 2:25 pm

    All my love and prayers for you and your family.
    Memories of the fun times back in high school are cherished.
    You will be missed by so many as your kindness touched everyone you ever met.
    Rest Peacefully my friend.

  22. Karen and Joe
    November 3rd, 2018 | 11:48 pm

    Our prayers to Jason’s wife Kathee, and you, Darlene, for this truly heartbreaking event. This is something that is impossible to understand or find reason in. He was too young for you to be denied his company for many more years. Hopefully you will comfort each other, since you both loved him forever. With sorrow, and love, Karen and Joe B.

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