Jason Scott Millen died on July 17 at his home in Vineyard Haven. He was 28.

He was a free spirit with a heart of gold and full of kindness and generosity. Though his life may have been short, he lived every day to the fullest.

Jason was born two days before Mother’s Day on May 12, 1995 in Randolph, Vt. He was the second son born to Kimberly Maveety and Darin Millen. As a child, he loved swimming in the ocean, baseball, ice hockey and performing.

He lived most of his life on Martha’s Vineyard and graduated from the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School in 2013. After graduation he spent three months living in Germany. He made friends wherever he went and left a lasting impression on all who knew him.

As an adult, he was passionate about fishing, singing, art, nature and cooking. He enjoyed working for Cumberland Farms, Copper Anchor and Bobby B’s. Making ice cream was his favorite job.

Jason is survived by his mother, Kimberly Maveety and her husband Joe; his father, Darin Millen and his wife Colleen; brothers David Millen II and Ethan Lefebvre and his fiancé Erica; nephew Brycen Millen and his mother Emily; niece Morningstar Millen and her mother Kassidy; grandmothers Carole Maveety and Judith Fletcher Ellender; great-grandmother Doris Cleveland; aunt Melinda Maveety and her daughter Allyssa; and many more family and friends.

He was predeceased by his uncle Keith Davis and his grandfathers, James Maveety and David Millen.

A celebration of life will be held at the American Legion on Martin Road in Vineyard Haven on Sunday, August 6 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Anyone who was touched by Jason’s soul is welcome to share their memories with his family and friends.

Memorial contributions can be made in Jason’s honor to the organization of your choice.