- February 19, 1948 - October 12, 2016
- Palm Beach, Florida
of James' Passing
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“mrs higgins i am very sad to hear of mr higgins passing i have driven for gem limousine for many years and been in your company with the dwyers i...Read More »
1 of 41 | Posted by: donald ogonowski - linden, NJ
“May the care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. My most sincere condolences.Jim was truly an...Read More »
2 of 41 | Posted by: Stan Richmond - ALLENDALE, NJ
“Jackie,I can honestly say that I never met anyone who didn't like your husband. For all the wonderful things he accomplished in this life, perhaps...Read More »
3 of 41 | Posted by: A friend
“So sorry Jackie. ....Sheila Whitr
4 of 41 | Posted by: A friend
“Jackie and family, I was so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. We often swapped opinions and sentiments while practicing our respective sports at the...Read More »
5 of 41 | Posted by: Bob Francis C'69 Football and Baseball Capt. - CA
“Very saddened to learn of Jim's passing. A kind and generous gentle spirit that will be missed.
6 of 41 | Posted by: Joanne Santanello - Jackson, NJ
“JackiePlease accept my deepest sympathies on the loss of Jimmy.I would regularly ask Kevin and especially Dick about how you and Jimmy were doing...Read More »
7 of 41 | Posted by: A friend
“I was devastated to learn of Jimmy's passing. I have only wonderful memories of working at Dean Witter and with/for Jimmy. He was a class act and...Read More »
8 of 41 | Posted by: Bob & Maryellen Spina - NY
“Very sorry to hear of Jim's passing. I had the pleasure of knowing Jim when I managed the Hoys BB team in his senior year. Through the years whenever...Read More »
9 of 41 | Posted by: A friend
“We were saddened to learn of the passing of an old friend. Our deepest sympathy to the family.
10 of 41 | Posted by: Carol & Gene Glazer
“So sorry for your loss. Mr. Higgins generosity, caring and presence in his family, Bergen County and the lives of all those he touched was...Read More »
11 of 41 | Posted by: Mimi McLaughlin Galanis - MD
“Sorry for your loss, I remember Jim from St. Mary's grammar school.Mike Roithmayr
12 of 41 | Posted by: Mike Roithmayr - Seffner, FL
“Dear Mrs. Higgins, I am very sorry to hear of Jim's passing. I have very fond memories of spending time pitching quarters with him when my dad...Read More »
13 of 41 | Posted by: A friend
“Dear Jackie...I will always remember those few short months when we lived on W. Saddle River Rd. You and Jim welcomed us right away and helped ease...Read More »
14 of 41 | Posted by: Debbie (Dusoe) Craig - Keene, NH
“Keeping the Higgins family in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry for your great loss. I will always remember Jim's friendly smile and wave hello...Read More »
15 of 41 | Posted by: Dara Scerbo - Howe St. Beach
“Jackie,the news just reached me that Jim had passed. Such sad news. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. I will always...Read More »
16 of 41 | Posted by: A friend
“Jackie Gloria and our thoughts are with you and this time. We will never forget the wonderful times with you and Jim with the Hanleys. God Bless .Ed...Read More »
17 of 41 | Posted by: A friend
“Jackie,my thoughts, prayers and condolence at this difficult time. Jim and I became friends when his family moved from R.I. to Dumont. I will always...Read More »
18 of 41 | Posted by: A friend
“I was fortunate to meet Jim in 1967 as a freshman at Georgetown. I never heard anyone utter a bad word about him . May he rest in peace.
19 of 41 | Posted by: Paul Hennessey - Canton, MA
“Growing up on Stratford Road in Dumont you were always welcome in the Higgins house. when Uncle Frank showed up you knew you were going to get wacked...Read More »
20 of 41 | Posted by: Patrick Timothy Toolen - NJ
“Dear Jackie, Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Erin and Mike. May God and the memories of Jim's love for you give you the strength that you...Read More »
21 of 41 | Posted by: Pat and Fran Dubie - NJ
“JackieMy prays are with you and your family during this sad time. Just remember all the good times you had together, he will be always with you.
22 of 41 | Posted by: Joyce Bonanno - Bernardsville,, NJ
“Our prayers are with you all at thistime. Jim will be missed.
23 of 41 | Posted by: Barbara and Scott Maurer - Wells, ME
“Jackie , I know you have lost your best friend . Jim , always the attentive husband, always the friendly smile while making friends and acquaintances...Read More »
24 of 41 | Posted by: Pam Server - Canton, GA
“Jackie Carol and I offer our condolences to you and your family. You will be in our prayers. Jim was a wonderful classmate and great friend.
25 of 41 | Posted by: Steve Finnegan - Milton, MA
“Dear Jackie - Tee and I were so sad to learn of Jim's passing. What a great Hoya friend and 'brilliant' Business School classmate. A smile and wit...Read More »
26 of 41 | Posted by: Michael Wall - Gloucester, MA
“Dear Jackie and family, so sorry to hear about Jimmie. Sending warm regards and prayers. Hope you have all the support and love around you. Sadly,...Read More »
27 of 41 | Posted by: MaryLou Turner - Saint Petersburg, FL
“Jackie, so sorry to hear about Jim. Thoughts are with you and your family.
28 of 41 | Posted by: Jane Ridolfi - New york, NY
“Dear Jackie, Rob and I were so sad to hear about Jim. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you. We all miss you here in Winnetka. Much love,...Read More »
29 of 41 | Posted by: Lynn Martin - Winnetka, IL
“I always enjoyed refereeing Pop Warner football at HHK-USR, because I wold always have an opportunity to talk with Jim. May he rest in peace.
30 of 41 | Posted by: A friend
“Deb and me are very sorry for your loss.Jim was there for us thru our time of our hardest struggle.I will never forget Jim and you Jackie.
31 of 41 | Posted by: Marty and Debbie Caspare - Hawley, PA
“My family prayers to all of the Higgins Family. Jim refereed one of my CYO games many years ago at Saint Mary's, Dumont. Real great guy, Rest in...Read More »
32 of 41 | Posted by: Michael J ODonnell - Dumont, NJ
“Our thoughts and prayers are with Jackie and Jimmy's entire family. Jimmy was a great friend and helped so many people. He will be missed by all.
33 of 41 | Posted by: Kevin Belford GU 1970 - DC
“Jim was a good Hoya.
34 of 41 | Posted by: Stephen Stageberg - Eugene, OR
“Jackie, we were so sorry to learn of Jim's passing. Although we haven't seen each other in many, many years, the memories of Saints linger. Our...Read More »
35 of 41 | Posted by: Ed and Peg (Haggerty) Mullins - NJ
“Jim visited our Dean Witter branch in Portland, Oregon back in the 1980's. He was a good leader for Dean Witter/Morgan Stanley. He was very helpful...Read More »
36 of 41 | Posted by: Stuart Munro - Portland, OR
“RIP Jimmy. You will be sorely missed.. Prayers up for you, your family and friends.Joan Sullivan GUNS'70
37 of 41 | Posted by: - FL
“Jackie, so sorry to hear of Jim's passing, Joe and I are keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers, we will always remember Jim's...Read More »
38 of 41 | Posted by: A friend
“My prayers are with Jackie and their family. He was a great leader, friend, and most importantly devoted to his family.
39 of 41 | Posted by: John McNally - Orlando, FL
“So very sorry to hear Jimmy has passed. Our prayers and thoughts are with his entire family. I will always remember his big warming smile and his...Read More »
40 of 41 | Posted by: Stephen Komlo - Leesburg, VA
“There is something I will always remember about Jim: his amazing SMILE.It is so impressive to witness his many corporate and philanthropic...Read More »
41 of 41 | Posted by: Henk La Brie DBP 1964 - ME
James was born on February 19, 1948 and passed away on Wednesday, October 12, 2016.
James was a resident of Palm Beach, Florida at the time of his passing.
He attended high school at Don Bosco Prep, and earned a basketball scholarship to Georgetown University, where he graduated in 1970.
He was the companion of Jacquelyn (ne Zanone.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a viewing at C.C. Van Emburgh Funeral Home, 306 East Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ on Sunday, October 16 from 2pm to 7pm. The funeral mass will be held at 10:30am on Monday, October 17 at Saint Gabriel the Archangel Church in Saddle River, NJ. The burial will follow at George Washington Memorial Park in Paramus.SERVICES
Sunday, October 16, 2016
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
306 E Ridgewood Ave
Ridgewood, New Jersey 07450
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Monday, October 17, 2016
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
St. Gabriel's RC Church
88 East Saddle River Road
Saddle River, New Jersey 07458.
In the spirit of Jim's generosity, in lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to a charity that is close to your heart. Jim will be greatly missed by all his friends and family who will never forget his kindness, generosity and joyful spirit.