James F. Gilleece
05/16/1940 - 10/21/2022

James Francis Gilleece 82 of Union, NJ passed away peacefully on October 21, 2022 surrounded by his family.

Jim was born and raised in Bronx, NY where he attended Cardinal Hayes High School in 1958.  Jim graduated with a BA degree in 1962 from Iona College in New Rochelle, New York.

In 1963 he married his high school sweetheart Barbara. Jim and Barbara lived in Larchmont, NY for sixteen years before moving to Union, NJ in 1980.

Jim worked at Insurance Company of North America after graduating college.  Then he went to Alexander & Alexander (now Aon).  He was a corporate insurance broker dealing with Lloyd’s of London. He extensively traveled between North America and Europe for thirty years.

Jim is predeceased by his parents Michael and Mary Gilleece, brother Reverend Michael Gilleece, Monsignor Thomas Gilleece, sisters Patricia Myron, and Winifred Jaegar and daughter Lorraine Ann Gilleece. Nephews John, Robert and Matthew Myron.

Jim is survived by his wife of fifty-nine years Barbara, his children and their spouses Donna and Michael Smith, James and Danielle Gilleece, Gregory and Amy Gilleece, and his ten grandchildren Kyle and Brenden Smith, James, Patrick, Christopher and Alex Gilleece, and Conor, Abby, Finn, and Maeve Gilleece.  Jim is also survived by his brother Kevin and Anne Gilleece and his sister Eileen and Paul Prisinzano. He is also survived many nieces and nephews.

Funeral Home:
Bradley, Haeberle & Barth Funeral Home
Visitation Hours:
Monday, October 24 from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Bradley, Haeberle & Barth Funeral Home, 1100 Pine Avenue, Union
Tuesday, October 25 at 10:15 a.m.
St. Michael the Archangel RC Church, corner of Vauxhall Rd. and Kelly Street, Union
cremation is private
Memorial Gifts:
In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations to be sent to Sister Ann’s Food Pantry at St. Michael’s (1212 Kelly Street Union, NJ 07082) or The Center of Hope Hospice (cfhh.org or 1900 Raritan Road, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076)
Bradley Funeral Homes
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