John James 'Jack' McNamee, 88 of Mountainside, formerly of Philadelphia, PA passed away peacefully on November 24, 2020 at Brighton Gardens in Mountainside.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. James Church in Springfield on Monday December 14 at 10:30 AM. Arrangements are in the care of the Galante Funeral Home in Union. For those unable to attend, a livestream may be viewed on Zoom using Meeting ID: 997 533 3817 and Password: 2800
Born in Philadelphia, Jack was a lifelong resident until moving to Mountainside in 2018. He worked for Yale/Eatontown in Philadelphia for 32 years as a warehouse foreman, later working for the parking authority in Philadelphia for ten years until his retirement. A devoted Irish-Catholic, Jack was deeply proud of his heritage, and steadfast in his faith. He was also an avid fan of all the Philadelphia sports teams.
Jack was the beloved husband of the late Grace McNamee; loving father of Steve McNamee and his wife Rosemary Tapia and Debbie McKeown and her husband Brian; devoted grandfather of Justin McKeown, Nicholas McNamee, Eliana McNamee and Donovan McNamee; and dear great-grandfather of Emma McKeown. He was also the dear brother of Tom McNamee, and of the late Joseph McNamee, Mary Tenaglia and Rita McNamee.