Jim was born in Illinois, grew up in New Jersey, graduated from the University of Georgia and
enjoyed a long career at Fannie Mae in Washington, D.C. He and Veronica spent many
wonderful years living in D.C. and Northern Virginia with their cherished dog, Bella, before
moving to Morristown in 2021 to be closer to family.
Known affectionately as “Uncle Jimmy”, he was devoted to his many nieces and nephews.
Jimmy’s love and devotion extended far beyond his immediate family, never missing an
opportunity to cheer them on in life and let them know how very much he loved and cherished
every one of them.
Jim’s passion for baseball led to countless outings to support his prized Cubs, Nationals and
Yankees. Jim was a talented musician and a lover of all genres of music. Whether he was playing
bass and guitar in his bands or taking in some jazz in the city, Jim constantly shared his deep
appreciation for music with family and friends. He was an amazing storyteller and through those
stories, brought immeasurable laughter and joy into people’s lives. He was a studied historian
and an avid reader whose eclectic interests from literature to politics only served to make his
anecdotes that much more fascinating.
Jim’s kindness, charm, selflessness, and generosity were unequaled; he had time and love for
absolutely everyone he knew. His smile was infectious, his laugh even more so. His
unforgettable grin made the world a better place. Anyone who had the honor of knowing him
learned invaluable lessons, most importantly to laugh and love unconditionally without
Jim will be so dearly missed by his loving wife, Veronica and he will be in her heart forever. He
is predeceased by his father John. Jim is also survived by his mother Penelope; siblings Jamie,
Julie and Jeff, and an extended world of friends and loved ones whom he left far too soon.
Family and friends are welcome to gather in Jim’s honor at Galante Funeral Home, 54 Roseland
Avenue, Caldwell, NJ from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday February 19 with a time of remembrance at
A reception will follow at Rails Steakhouse, 10 Whitehall Road, Towaco, N.J. 07082 from
In lieu of flowers, Veronica requests donations be made to Lucky Dog Animal Rescue where
they rescued the love of their lives, Bella. Please use this link to donate: https://luckydoganimalrescue.harnessapp.com/wv2/donate/?checkout=1346