Carter, John H. “Jay”

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Carter, John H. “Jay” age 60 of Branchville NJ passed away unexpectedly Monday May 3, 2021. Born in Baltimore, MD, Jay had lived many years in Oak Ridge, NJ before moving to Branch-ville.

Son of the late James and Joan (nee Hanton) Carter, Jay was a 1978 graduate of the Pope John XXIII Regional High School. He later earned his degree in Computer Programming from the Chubb Institute. Mr. Carter had a long and successful career as a self-employed Web Developer.

A devout and active parishioner of the Our Lady Queen of Peace Roman Catholic Church Branchville, NJ he also served on the Parish Council as well as being the Coordinator and Chair of the Food Truck and Music Festival. For many years Jay worked with the Theater Arts Program of Pope John HS where he was responsible for all of the set construction.

Jay was also active throughout the community serving as a volunteer for the Samaritan Inn as well as the Equine Tranquility Wellness Center to name a couple. A dedicated coach for the Frankford Twp. Recreation Travel Softball League for over ten years, Jay was a loyal friend to many who always made himself available to help anyone in need.

A loving and devoted husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend, He truly will be missed by anyone who knew and loved him. Jay was predeceased by his brother Jeffrey Carter in 2019. Survivors include his beloved wife of thirty-five years, Debbie (nee Peragino), his son John H. Carter II, his daughter Kristen Carter and her fiancé Shane Hine. Also surviving are his brothers James and Joel Carter, his sister Jocelyn and her husband Anthony Senatore, his mother-in-law Dolores Peragino, his sister and brother-in-law Lisa and Michael Wolanski as well as his many cherished nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held Thursday May 6, 2021 from 4-8 PM in the Iliff-Ruggiero Funeral Home #156 Main Street (Rt. 206) Newton, NJ 07860 A Funeral Mass will be held Friday May 7, 2021 at 11:00 AM in the Our Lady Queen of Peace Roman Catholic Church #209 Rt. 206 Branchville, NJ 07826. Private Cremation Services will follow. In lieu of flowers memorials in Jay’s memory may be made to either The Samaritan Inn or Equine Tranquility Wellness Center Online condolences through

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