Gerard (Jay) Figari, 81, passed away Sept. 7, 2009 at his home in Jensen Beach, FL, with his family by his side. Jay was born Feb. 21, 1928 to Louis and Vitalia Figari. Raised in Glen Cove, Jay married his high school sweetheart Mary Richardi. He and his brother Buddy started the Figari Bros. Road Construction Company. Jay was devoted to his family, an active member of the Locust Valley Rotary Club, enjoyed flying and had a passion for boating. He moved to Ft. Lauderdale in 1969. Jay was a member of the Gulfstream Sailing Club and the Coral Ridge Yacht Club (1994-2006.) He recently moved to Jensen Beach and was predeceased by his wife Mary; brothers, James, Louis, Buddy; and sisters, Louise and Genevieve. Survivors include his sister Dolores Figari of Tamarac; his sons, Thomas and his wife Sallie of Coral Springs, Louis and his wife Liz of Virginia Beach, Jerry and his wife Anne of Jensen Beach; his daughter Cynthia of Ft. Lauderdale. Additionally, he leaves behind 10 grandchildren, Derek, Nikki, Liza, Ryan, Christopher, Jay, Lauren, James, John Paul, Joseph; and several great-grandchildren.
The family received friends on Sept. 11 at the Aycock Funeral Home, Jensen Beach. A Mass of the Resurrection was celebrated on Sept. 12 at St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church, Jensen Beach. Memorial donations may be sent to Hospice of the Treasure Coast, 1201 SE Indian St., Stuart, FL 34997 or to St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church, 2555 NE Savannah Rd., Jensen Beach, FL 34957.