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James 'Jay' C. Chamberlin

Class of 1964

James C. Chamberlin

CONCORD - James C. (Jay) Chamberlin, Jr. 69, died suddenly on Monday, June 13, 2016, at his home in Concord. Jay was born in Dover, NH on September 22, 1946 and grew up in Durham, the son of James C. Chamberlin, Sr. and Nell Evans Chamberlin, who predeceased him.

He attended Oyster River schools and graduated from Gould Academy in Bethel, Maine, in 1964. Jay attended the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, and later enlisted in the U.S. Navy, where he served proudly from 1967 to 1971. After several years with the Charleston, South Carolina Fire Department, he returned to his home state of New Hampshire.

Among his survivors are his daughter, Andi Robinson, and her two sons, TJ and Connor Robinson, and his stepdaughter Jessica Fogg Livingston and her husband Paden of Concord, and her children Alden Hussey, Grace Milliken and Lincoln Livingston.

Jay also leaves two brothers and their spouses, and a sister; Allan and Debbie Chamberlin of Bowling Green, Ohio; David and Karen Chamberlin of Evergreen, Colorado, and Cathy Foutz of South Burlington, Vermont. He is also survived by several cousins, including a special cousin, Karen Ireland, nine nephews and five great-nephews.

Alden was a special companion to Jay, they shared a love for NASCAR and travel. Over the years they spent weekends watching NASCAR races together, traveled around the country to NASCAR events and landmarks, Naval carriers, and Cracker Barrel restaurants. At last count, Jay had eaten at almost 400 different Cracker Barrels.

Jay served in the Concord Fire Department from 1973 until 1999, when he retired. He most recently worked as the breakfast manager at the Hampton Inn in Bow, putting to work his college studies of hotel and restaurant management.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Firefighter Relief Association, 150 North State Street, Concord, N.H. 03301.