Longtime Rumson resident James P. Farrell Jr. passed away on April 29. He was 88.
Born in Montclair, NJ to the late James P. Farrell Sr. and Katherine Fisher, James graduated from Saint Bonaventure with a bachelor’s degree, and from Fairleigh Dickenson with an MBA, family said in his obituary.
He proudly served as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, it added. A top salesman for Cities Service Oil Company for many years, James was known for his love of researching stocks and fishing in his spare time.
He is survived by: his beloved wife of 63 years, Barbara O’Connor Farrell; his loving children, James and his wife Victoria, Frank Farrell, Kathleen Farrell, and Christina and her husband Dr. Carmelo Caratozzolo; his cherished grandchildren, Nicholas Farrell and Christa Smith; and his sister, Hazel Murray.
Visitation will be held at the John E. Day Funeral Home, 85 Riverside Avenue, Red Bank, on Thursday May 16, from 4 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Church of the Nativity in Fair Haven on Friday May 17 at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veteran’s Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in James’ memory to The Family Support Organization, 6 Industrial Way, Suite H23, Eatontown, NJ 07724 (www.fbsanj.org; 732-542-4502 ).