Jason Miller died on Saturday, July 24. He was 92 years old and maintained a dry sense of humor, deep curiosity about the world, and broad smile his entire life. Jason grew up in Taunton, Massachusetts and went to Providence, Rhode Island to work as a bank teller after school. In 1951 he joined the US Army, and as he noted “put a few cigars in my pocket and walked to the local Army recruiter.” The United States was in the middle of Korean War and Jason was stationed overseas for a year and later served at home in the Army Reserve. Recalling his Army service he said he “loved the eggs and hated the training”.
At home he wanted action and found it during the week in banking and financial services, and on the weekends by employing all types of car horns available or putting one of his three young kids in his lap and driving around in his beloved 1951 Studebaker. Half the time he was dressed in a blue blazer with an expertly folded pocket square, and half of the time he was dressed in pants embroidered with hot dogs, jackets adorned with sailboats, or anything that would get a laugh or response from friends and strangers alike.
Jason lived life with an open mind and enjoyed meeting new people. He loved to drive around New England and was mostly interested in the journey versus the destination. His children will miss their enigmatic and self proclaimed “bald headed old man” but know that he is looking down on them with “two thumbs up.”
Jason leaves behind his daughter, Sarah Palmer and son-in-law Eric Palmer, and twin sons, Andrew Miller and Jared Miller, his daughter-in-laws Emily Miller and Gisele Fernandez, as well as five grandchildren; Sophie Miller, Caroline Miller, Lydia Miller, Mia Miller and Mateo Miller, as well as his best friend and partner of many years, Paul Meau. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Jason’s memory to Angell Memorial Animal Medical Hospital. Visiting hours will be held at the Downing Cottage Funeral Chapel in Hingham from 2-5pm on Sunday August 1st.
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