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Rev. Jay P. Warden, D.Min.

October 30, 1934 ~ October 30, 2019 (age 85)

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Wareham-Rev. Jay P. Warden, D.Min., 85, of Wareham passed away on Wednesday October 30, 2019 at Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River.  He was the life partner of 30 years to Dennis Morini of Wareham.  He was born in Los Angeles, California the youngest of 5 children to the late Adrian and Edna (Straub) Warden and was closest to his sister Mary Anderson.

He graduated from Culinary School in 1965, The University of California Santa Barbara in 1966, with a BA in Psychology,  The Seminary of the West, Berkeley, CA with a BA in Theology, Antioc College in 1986 with a Masters in Theology, Boston University in 1993 with a Doctorate in Ministry.  He worked with the Ministry of the World Mission Support Boston from 1985-1994 and more recently was a Psychotherapist and College Instructor for Cape Cod Community College.  His church affiliation was American Baptist and he enjoyed traveling, gardening, home projects and photography. 

Jay’s words of wisdom “Don’t worry about theology consider the emotion and circumstances.”

He is survived by his daughters: Jayne and her husband Brett Bloomberg of Washington State and Duuana Warden also of Washington State.  He is also survived by his grandchildren Karl & Freya Bloomberg and Dalton Otey-Warden, Dennis' son Kevin Goncalves and his grandson Christopher Friel. 

Visiting hours will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 4-6 pm at the Wareham Village Funeral Home 5 Center Street Wareham.  Relatives and friends cordially invited to attend.  Interment will be at a later date in Highland Cemetery, Norwood. To leave a message of condolence for the family please visit

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November 2, 2019

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Wareham Village Funeral Home
5 Center Street
Wareham, MA 02571


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