James Fitzgerald

James Edward Fitzgerald

Sunday, May 4th, 1947 - Friday, September 11th, 2020
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James Edward Fitzgerald died Friday, September 11, 2020 at his home in Millington, NJ. He was 73.
James was born in the Bronx, NY a son to the late Agnes (Dolinskas) and Patrick Fitzgerald living in Murray Hill, NJ before living in Millington, NJ since 1981.
He was a graduate of Rice High School in 1966 and attended college at Central College in Pella, Iowa.
He served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War.
James worked as a telephone specialist for Verizion for over 30 years in Manhattan, NY before retiring.
He practiced Karate and was a true philanthropist helping numerous people throughout the years. He was a collector of stamps and coins and loved to travel, annually to Quebec, and saw the Middle East, Cuba and Asia. While in Quebec he loved to visit Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré RC Church and attend Mass.
He was pre deceased by his brother Patrick who died in 1953.
James is survived by his Brother Raymond and his wife Monika, and their children Erik Fitzgerald and Andrea Mudd and her husband Bernard, his cousin Raymond Kotkoski, and his dear friends Marie Renard-Laux, and Annie Gravel.
Visitation will be Wednesday, September 16, 2020 from 9:00 - 10:30 AM at the Valley Memorial Funeral Home 1012 Valley Rd., Gillette, NJ. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Shrine of St. Joseph 1050 Long Hill Rd., Stirling, NJ at 11:00 AM. Burial will follow at St. Vincent de Paul Cemetery, Stirling. For more information and online condolences visit valleymemorialfuneralhome.net.
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, September 16th, 2020 | 9:00am - 10:30am
    Wednesday, September 16th, 2020 9:00am - 10:30am
    Valley Memorial Funeral Home
    1012 Valley Rd
    GILLETTE, NJ 07933
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  • Service

    Wednesday, September 16th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Wednesday, September 16th, 2020 11:00am
    Shrine of St. Joseph
    1050 Long Hill Rd
    Long Hill, NJ 07980
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  • Interment

    St. Vincent de Paul Cemetery
    Chestnut St
    STIRLING, NJ 07980
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Marie Laux

Posted at 11:09pm
May 4th 2020, we had a birthday lunch 12 feet apart, the weather was beautiful, James favorite on the menu , lamb and as he used to always say , good food, good company, let’s eat! So glad we were able to celebrate his birthday one last time !!!!

Annie Gravel

Posted at 10:56pm

Plus de 20 ans dans ma vie…tu nous as quitté trop vite.
Tu es mon ami, mon second papa, un amour inconditionnel, un sage descendu du ciel rendre hommage à certaines personnes.
Tu étais la personne en qui je pouvais compter à tous moment.
Tu m’as toujours protégé comme si j’étais ta petite fille.
Ton départ me touche beaucoup, j’aurais aimé pouvoir te présenter le reste de ma vie et échanger nos histoires en french/english.
Tu étais mon petit Donald Trump, armée jusqu’au dent.
À l’occasion je rigolais avec des amis leurs disant que si jamais il y aurait une attaque de Zombie…j’avais mon refuge pour me protégé au New Jersey.
Tu as choisi le 11 septembre pour nous quitter, jour qui pour moi avais été un jour significatif en 2001 ou ma vie avais complètement basculé pour servir mon pays.
Tu as fais beaucoup de KM pour venir me voir à chaque année avec ta Jeep que j’ai connu jour 1 avec toi.
Je vais m’ennuyer de toi.
Je vais m’ennuyer de tes belles histoires.
Je vais penser à toi dans plusieurs occasions de ma vie car tu m’as fais vivre une vie que je n’aurais pas pus me permettre.
Tu es un cadeau de Dieu
Tu avais le cœur sur la main.
Tu aimais tous les mondes.
Je vais te donner ton 5 minutes de silence….notre petite joke à nous 2
Tu auras toujours une place dans mon cœur.
Mon papa c’étais toi….et ma maman est dans le ciel avec toi …tu la connaissais bien tante Monique.
Je vous demande à vous 2 de m’attendre avec un repas le jour où j’irai vous rejoindre.
Tu es mon bad boy
Tu m’as fais rire
Tu m’as fais plaisir
Tu m’as fait grandir.
Tu m’as enseigné la gentillesse.
Je vais continuer de penser que tu es près de moi quand j’aurais de grande décision à prendre en te laissant place à utiliser mon intuition …pour ta sagesse.
Je suis triste à l’idée que je ne pourrai plus te voir…mais quelques choses me dit que tu est toujours présent à coté de moi et ca me réconforte beaucoup.

Je t’aime Annie xxx

More than 20 years in my life... you left us too early.
You were my friend, my second father,
an unconditional love, an angel who spread wisdom.
You were the person I could always count on. You always protected me like I was your little girl. Your passing overwhelmed me with emotions,
You were my little Donald Trump, army to the tooth. On occasion I would laugh with friends telling them that if there was ever a Zombie attack… I had my safe bunker in New Jersey. You chose September 11 to leave us, a very unfortunate day.
You must have rode 10,000 miles to visit us every year with your Jeep.I'll never get bored of your beautiful stories. I will think of you on several occasions in my life, because you have given me so much wisdom that I never would of obtained without you. You are a gift from god. You loved everybody. I will give you your 5 minutes of silence ... our little joke to both of us.You will always have a place in my heart. You where my father… and your mother is in heaven with you. You are my bad boy You made me laugh You made me happy You made me grow up. You taught me kindness. I will continue to think that you are near me when I have a big decision to make. I'm sad that I won't be able to see you anymore

Anthony xxx

Ahn Family

Posted at 09:34pm
Jimmy was a dear family friend who met our parents before any of the three daughters were born. We’ve been on memorable trips together and consider him to be like a godfather. Our parents will always remember his generosity and humor—he never failed to make us laugh. And through all the decades, we always kept in touch. We could go long periods without seeing him but when we did, it was as if no time had passed. We will remember our times with Jimmy very fondly and are sad to not be able to be at the service. May you Rest In Peace, dear Jimmy.
-Ahn Family

Marie Laux Posted at 10:43pm

Thank you for sharing these wonderful pictures and for your kind words.

Mariam and Nina from Marco Polo

Posted at 08:39pm
Our Condolences he will be missed
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Antzela Gerdhuqi

Posted at 02:11pm
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. James will be missed dearly.
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