James McCaffery Death, Obituary – On November 30, 2022, James “Jay” McCaffery passed away while he was surrounded by family and friends. Jay was born and raised in Jersey City and attended St. Patrick’s Grammar School, St. Peter’s Prep, and St. Peter’s University, graduating from all three institutions. After graduating with a Juris Doctor degree from Seton Hall University in 1983, he immediately became an active member of the Jersey City legal community and has been there ever since. Between the years 1983 and 1990, he served as the President of the Chicago Title Insurance Company.
In 1990, he opened his own legal office in Jersey City, and he continued to do so even while working as an assistant prosecutor in the municipal courts of Jersey City from 2009 till 2018. It was in 2018 when he was appointed to the position of Municipal Court Judge, and he served Jersey City with dignity up until the time of his passing in 2019. The amazing Irish wit, friendliness, and incredible generosity that characterized Jay will live on in our memories. Jay was a skilled cook who took great pleasure in preparing meals for his family and friends. He also cherished going out to upscale restaurants and making new acquaintances. He calmed down by working on the crossword problem from the Sunday edition of the New York Times and listening to some classical music.
He was a wonderful brother, uncle, great uncle, mentor, and friend to many people, but most importantly he was a humble man. Jay is survived by his sister Marifrances D’Amelio, his brother Mark McCaffery and his wife Gerry, his dear cousin Edward Ahern and his wife Kathleen, and a large number of cherished nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, and grand-nephews. His parents, James and Thelma McCaffery, as well as his brothers Paul and Peter McCaffery, and his brother-in-law, Salvatore D’Amelio, all passed away before he was born. On Monday, December 5, 2022, visitation will take place from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at the McLaughlin Funeral Home, which is located at 625 Pavonia Avenue in Jersey City.
For the most recent information and specifics on parking, please visit www.mclaughlinfh.com. On the morning of Tuesday, December 6, 2022, at 10:00 am, a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, located at 492 Bramhall Avenue in Jersey City. Friends and family are invited to attend. After the service, the burial will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery in North Arlington. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Saint Patrick’s Church in Jay’s name.