Obituary of James J. Giannone, Jr.
James J. Giannone, Jr., of Toms River (formerly of Madison), died peacefully on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at Community Medical Center in Toms River.
James is survived by his beloved wife, Denise Giannone (née Doran); his son, Ian Giannone and his wife Jennifer; his two daughters, Kristi Giannone and her fiancé Francisco Carrillo & Danielle Giannone Kana and her husband James; one brother Frank Giannone; his cherished grandson, Joshua Giannone; his former spouse, Donna Luna (née Lunger); and many extended family members and dear friends.
James was born All Souls Hospital in Morristown on March 8, 1949 to the late James Giannone, Sr. and Elizabeth Giannone (née Albanese). He was raised in Madison with his brother Frank and was a graduate of Madison High School. As a young man James’ lifelong love for automobiles began, and he soon learned how to both repair vehicles mechanically and the art of auto body repair.
James was a fiercely independent man and successful entrepreneur. He was bright and had acquired a wealth of knowledge in many different areas throughout his life. Being so multitalented helped James succeed in all he did and he always gave everything his best effort.
James owned several businesses over the years such as a gas station, auto body shop and auto sales business. He owned and operated Madison Auto Sales for many years prior to his retirement. James also was skilled at home renovations, construction and carpentry. He was proud that he renovated and flipped several houses successfully.
James loved art and was a gifted sculptor, his medium being metal. He was a brilliant welder from his years in the auto industry which allowed him to make many beautiful custom metal sculptures. James also loved to be outdoors in nature and he took great pride in his garden.
James is now reunited in spirit with his beloved late parents and late cousin John Denaro, who he loved dearly and was like another brother to him.
James’ most proud role was that of father and grandfather. He loved his family deeply and would do anything for anyone in need. It was important to James that he instill his strong work ethic and dedication in his own children and it meant everything to him to see them succeed.
Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend a visitation to celebrate James’ life from 4:00PM to 8:00PM on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, held at the Madison Memorial Home, 159 Main Street, Madison. A funeral service will be held at 6:00PM at the funeral home during the visitation. *We respectfully require that all those attending James' visitation and funeral service wear a mask regardless of vaccination status.*
All may gather at the funeral home at 9:00AM on Thursday, December 16, 2021 prior to procession to St. Vincent’s Cemetery, Madison for interment at 10:00AM.
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