Justin Jay Aiken of Weymouth died Dec. 27 at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. He was 47.

He was the devoted husband of Jamie D. Eslinger. Their love blossomed in their teenage years and grew throughout their lives.

He was born in Omaha, Neb. on May 15, 1974, the loving son of Jaynane Davis Aiken and the late Jerry Lee Aiken. As a boy, he loved the farm, woods and water. His mother often found toads, frogs, snakes and other critters in his overalls. At age 14, the family moved to Twin Falls, Ida. In high school, he played soccer and led his team to the state championship. He was a graduate of the University of Evansville in Indiana.

Justin met the love of his life in high school. Though they went their separate ways after college, they reconnected in 2009 over one phone call and were never apart again. Their travels took them from the East Coast to the West Coast and back again. If they were together, the world was right. They officially married in 2017 in a surprise ceremony pulled off at the Davis family reunion.

He enjoyed a varied and meaningful career focused on caring for the environment and people. He worked in nature conservancy, including time on Martha’s Vineyard with the Trustees of Reservations. His compassion shone as he managed assisted living facilities in Oregon.

Most recently he felt fortunate to work with his beloved New England Patriots as a staff member with The Kraft Group. This put a smile on his face every day. He had been a Patriots fan since he was 12 years old and felt privileged to serve his favorite team.

Justin lived every day with passion, including his love for Star Wars, his dogs, travel, his family, the New England Patriots and most of all his wife. He had the ability to quote a movie line for every occasion and knew the lyrics to songs that no one else could recall. He loved live music and always had an upcoming performance to look forward to. He was a lifelong member of the Ten Club and was proud to attend over 100 Pearl Jam and Eddie Vedder concerts.

He often said he lived by the motto: “Every day I want to do three things: make somebody laugh. do something for someone else, improve myself and get just a little bit better.” One of his favorite lines from one of his favorite movies says it all: Justin will Fly Casual into this next adventure.

He was a great friend that everyone could always count on, from childhood to adulthood, no matter where in the world he lived. He spent countless hours calling his family members on the phone to connect with those he cared for most. He was famous for his big bear hugs.

He will be forever missed by his wife Jamie Eslinger of Weymouth, along with their dog Brady; his mother Jaynane of Mount Vernon, Wash.; his sister Jill Aiken Pickering, her husband Danny and cherished nieces, Norah Ruth and Elise Beryl Pickering, all of Mount Vernon, Wash.; and many aunts, uncles and cousins of the beloved Davis family. He was predeceased by his father Jerry and both maternal and paternal grandparents.

A celebration of life will be held at the Davis family reunion this summer.

Donations can be made to Vitalogy Foundation at pearljam.com/vitalogy/get-involved.

For online guestbook and photo tribute, please visit www.DeeFuneralHome.com.