Joseph 'Jay' P. Tivnan, 71

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Joseph “Jay” P. Tivnan, 71

LACONIA — Joseph “Jay” Paul Tivnan, 71, of Laconia, died Feb. 20, 2018, at his home after a long illness

Born in Worcester, Massachusetts, on Feb. 2, 1947, he was the son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Charron) Tivnan.

Jay grew up in West Boylston, Massachusetts, and graduated from West Boylston High School. He also was a graduate of Providence College, Providence, Rhode Island, where he went on a scholarship to play hockey.

Jay resided in Massachusetts for many years, and in 1992 he and his family started to summer in the Lakes Region area. In 2002, Jay moved to Meredith and had spent the past eight years in Laconia.

Jay owned and operated Sani-mate Supply Company, which his father started, in Worcester, Massachusetts. for many years, until his retirement in 2002. During his retirement, Jay worked at Ragged Mountain Ski Area, in Danbury, Waterville Valley Ski Resort, in Waterville Valley, the New Hampshire Speedway, in Loudon, and Meadowbrook, in Gilford.

Jay was an avid hockey fan and he enjoyed the outdoors, boating, and skiing.

Jay was predeceased by two brothers, Terrence and Michael Tivnan.

Jay is survived by his wife of 44 years, Christine (Hamilton) Tivnan, of Laconia; his sons, Shawn P. Tivnan and his wife Liz, of Somerset, Massacusetts, Adam J. Tivnan and his fiancée Kelley, of Johnston, Rhode Island; his three grandchildren, Connor, Luke, and Jimmy; his brother, Paul Tivnan of Rutland, Massachusetts; his sisters, Nancy St. Cyr of Worcester, Massachusetts, Susan Tivnan of West Boylston, Massachusetts, and Joan Tivnan of Worcester, Massachusetts; many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held in the Mayhew Funeral Home, 204 Daniel Webster Highway, Meredith, on Saturday, Feb. 24, from 1 to 3 p.m. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

Please make memorial donations to the New Hampshire Humane Society, 1305 Meredith Center Road, Laconia, 03246 or

To view and sign Jay’s Book of Memories;