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Jonathan Bray MacLean
September 15, 1971 ~ September 29, 2023 (age 52) 52 Years Old
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It is with great sadness that we share that on September 29, 2023, Jonathan "Big Jon" Bray MacLean passed away peacefully at his home in Sanford, FL. Jon was born September 15, 1971 in Gloucester, MA to the late Martha Bray MacLean and Daniel S MacLean Jr. Growing up in Reading, MA, many of Jon’s closest relationships were lifelong friendships he made while attending Reading High School, or running the neighborhood streets that his own dad had grown up on. “Big Stan” MacLean instilled in his son’s from a young age that you took care of people, including your neighbors, so between his paper routes, snow-shoveling services, or through countless trips with his “old man” to visit family (biological or chosen) Jon knew so many of the resident’s of reading, and held the torch as our family historian. He knew all the stories of our ancestors, and was extremely proud of our families legacies. Loyalty was the cornerstone of Jon’s character, and he steadfastly stood by his friends through all seasons of life. We’re sure that’s why Jon had such an extensive “Chosen family.” To know Jon was to love him, because although he was 6’11” with long hair, a signature leather trench coat, a loud motorcycle and even louder voice, and was always quick with a (likely inappropriate) joke, he also had a heart of gold. Jon’s loyalty was not limited to words, but manifested in countless acts of service, support, and a deep sense of trust. Jon was someone you could always count on,whether you needed a laugh, a jump-start, help moving, or just a good meal and a good time. Jon’s positivity was contagious, and he always has a story to tell, just as most that knew him have their own “Big Jon” story to tell. From a young age, he recognized the value of hard work as a path to success and never wavered from this principle. Jon had many jobs throughout his life, and was a dedicated employee always looking to grow. He loved the freedom of the road, and loved the many relationships and friendships he built through chauffeuring and driving all sorts of vehicles. He was always proud when someone would comment on how he could park any vehicle anywhere. Over time, Jon was also very proud to have worked his way up into the Elevator Union with Otis elevators. Jon had a great love for life and always had a smile as big as he was, no matter the day or situation. Jon had a passion for music, and listened to everything from bluegrass to heavy metal. His CD books from the 90’s weighed more than his size 17 leather biker boots, and you never knew if you’d get in one of his classic Cadillacs aka “hoomptys” and hear Willie Nelson or Metallica. Jon was a lover of road trips, Bike Weeks, concerts and parties. Jon was an excellent cook, and lived for a good meal. If you followed him on facebook, you could count on him to share his latest dish. He was already ready to bring some marinated steaks and handle the grill at any family event, and was the true definition of a “funcle”, always bringing too much candy and being the biggest of the kids, while making everyone laugh. Jon loved spending his time with family and friends, but undoubtedly, Jon’s biggest passion was for riding motorcycles.From a young age, you could often find him fixing or working on his card or bikes. He was proud of many of the skills he learned, and was always talking bikes or cars with the guys. Jon was a sight to see riding up 93 in full leather on his custom “White Trash Express,” ponytail flying in the wind, tune’s crankin’. That’s how we remember Jon best, and we hope it’s how you will too. The thing about people who are larger than life, is that they leave a huge impact on all those around them when they go. Jon will be terribly missed by his surviving siblings, Cindy MacLean, Irene Jellison, Paul MacLean, Daniel G MacLean and his wife Katie, Jen-Ai MacLean and her husband Chris, Jennifer Jellison and her fiance’ Ryan, his abundance of nephews and nieces, great nephews and nieces, and his huge extended family he built throughout his life.
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