John Anthony Nunez, beloved, husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend, passed away on February 24 in Castle Rock, Colorado. He was 72 years old. A funeral service will be held at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 28 Livingston Ave in Roseland, NJ on Saturday, March 11th at 11:15 AM. Interment is private. Relatives and friends are invited to visiting hours at WM. A. Bradley & Son Funeral Home, 345 Main St in Chatham on Friday, March 10th from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM.
John was born at Mountainside Hospital in Glen Ridge, NJ on February 8, 1951 to Henry J. Nunez and Marie (Adams) Nunez. John was raised in Livingston, NJ and graduated from Livingston High School in 1969. He attended Saint Leo University, St. Leo, FL, graduating in 1973 with a bachelor’s degree in sociology.
Following in his father’s and older brother’s footsteps, John was the business owner of retail wine and spirits stores in West Caldwell and Chatham, NJ. He spent a fulfilling career building lifelong friendships with his customers and business partners, who will remember John for his gregarious personality, sense of humor, and genuine interest in the lives of those he cared about.
John pursued and nurtured his golf life from a very young age, early on at his community course in Morris County, NJ and later as a member of The Knoll Country Club in Parsippany, NJ, Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club in Bedminster, NJ, and most recently at Governors Club Country Club in Chapel Hill, NC. He played many iconic golf courses during his lifetime, including Baltusrol, Pinehurst No. 2, and Pine Valley. In addition to golf, John loved all sports, history, chess, and cooking.
John was a beloved husband of 18 years to his wife Linda, who survives him. They lived in Chatham, NJ and Chapel Hill, NC before recently relocating to retire in the Denver CO area. John was a father to three daughters, who were raised in West Caldwell, NJ – Jill Nunez (Dross) of Reading, MA, Lauren Nunez of West Caldwell NJ, and Jaclyn Nunez of Charlotte, NC. He had 2 granddaughters Audrey and Ella Dross. John is also survived by his brother, Henry J. Nunez, Jr and his wife, Barbara, as well as Linda’s children, grandchildren, and their sweet labradoodles Sonny and Enzo.