James Willie

Obituary of James Willie

James M. Willie, 63, of West Trenton, NJ passed away on September 10, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Trenton he lived in Pennington for 24 years before recently moving to West Trenton. Jim graduated in the class of 1971 from Notre Dame High School, and attended Mercer County Community College. After a 25 year career with the N.J. Department of Corrections, he retired as an Assistant Chief Investigator, Special Investigations Division. He supervised all DOC Special Investigation Units in New Jersey. He also owned and operated JMW lawn and snow removal for 30 years. Jim was a member and past president and treasurer of the Sohiwe Gun Club in Hopewell, NJ. He was an avid deep sea fisherman and hunter, enjoying hunts in many states from New Jersey to Alaska. His most treasured memories were his deer and turkey hunts in Towanda, PA with his friends John Scheese and Doug Smith. Jim loved spending time with his 5 grandchildren who were his pride and joy. “Pop” enjoyed fishing with them at Rosedale Park, meeting the bus after school, playing checkers, and cheering at their sporting events.
Son of the late, James and Marie (Bakun) Willie, he is survived by his wife Carol Ann (Tamasi) Willie, his daughters and sons in law Jennifer and Michael Bukowski, Lauren and Chris Carey; his grandchildren, Ryan, Evan, and Kyle Bukowski, Megan and Jack Carey; his in laws, Antonio and Evelina Tamasi, his sister in law and brother in law Marisa and Michael Robson; a niece and nephew Lindsay and Michael Robson; 2 Aunts, Genevieve Montague, Irene Laymon, Cousins, several God Children, and many friends.
The Funeral will be held 9:45 on Friday, September 15, 2017 at the Mather-Hodge Funeral Home 40 Vandeventer Avenue, Princeton. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:00 am on Friday, September 15, 2017 at St. James Roman Catholic Church, 115 E. Delaware Avenue, Pennington, NJ 08534. Burial will be private. Calling Hours will be held on Thursday, September 14, 2017 from 2-4 & 6-9 pm at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jim’s memory to the American Liver Foundation 39 Broadway, suite 2700, New York, NY 10006 or www.liverfoundation.org.