James S. (Jim) Pullaro – cherished husband, father, and Pappy – passed away on Thursday, April 15, 2021, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Phillipsburg. He was born in Bayonne to the late Gertrude (nee: Lynch) and Joseph Pullaro and was a long-time resident.
Jim is survived by his beloved wife, Kathleen (nee: Campbell); his loving children, Jimmy and his wife Shannon, Jeffrey and his wife, Amy, and Brian and his wife, Robyn; his cherished grandchildren, Daniel, Matthew, Jackson, Avery and Henry; his amazing and treasured aunt, Annie; and his dear sisters, Joanne Krieger and her husband, Eddie, and Donna Tedesco and her husband, Vincent. While he had no brothers by blood, he loved Mike Lynch, Jimmy Collins, and the late Billy (Peach) Carroll like brothers.
Jim began his career in operations management where he worked for 30 years. He shifted his career, becoming a teacher for the Bayonne Board of Education for over 20 years and retired in 2016. Making this change brought Jim so much joy as he loved working with his colleagues and especially his students. Shortly after retiring, he moved to Stewartsville, NJ.
He was a long-time parishioner of St. Mary, Star of the Sea Church, a member of the Knights of Columbus, Star of the Sea Council #371, and a 1970 graduate of St. Peter’s University where he also served in R.O.T.C.
The funeral will be conducted by Bayonne Memorial Home, Inc. on Tuesday, April 20, 2021. A funeral Mass will be held at Blessed Miriam Teresa Parish at St. Mary, Star of the Sea at 10:00 a.m. followed by interment at Holy Name Cemetery. Visitation will take place at the funeral home on Monday from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jim’s name may be made to Robert Wood Johnson’s Cancer Institute of New Jersey or St. Jude Children’s Cancer Hospital.
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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
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Robert Wood Johnson’s Cancer Institute of New Jersey
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