James Wisely

November 22, 1952 ~ July 29, 2022 (age 69) 69 Years Old

James Wisely Obituary

James Wisely passed away peacefully on Friday, July 29, 2022, at Care Point Health at Bayonne Medical Center.  He was born in Bayonne to the late Leonore (nee: Hoffnagle) and James Wisely and was a lifelong resident.  He was a detective for the Bayonne Police Department for over 30 years, retiring in 2008.

Mr. Wisely proudly served the nation as a member of the United States Army.

Mr. Wisely is survived by his beloved wife, Patricia (nee: Rogers) Wisely; his loving children, Brian Wisely, and his wife, Jena, and Jennifer D’Alessio, and her husband, James; his four cherished grandchildren, Anna, Emily and John Wisely, and Jack D’Alessio; and his dear siblings, Mary Lynn Drexler, Barbara Burke, and her husband, James, and Leonore Geisler.  He was predeceased by his dear brothers-in-law, Richard Drexler and Robert Geisler.

A Memorial Mass will take place at Blessed Miriam Teresa Parish at St. Andrew the Apostle Church on Wednesday, August 3, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. followed by the entombment of Mr. Wisely’s ashes at Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum, North Arlington. 

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Memorial Mass
August 3, 2022

10:00 AM
St. Andrew the Apostle Church
125 Broadway
Bayonne, NJ 07002

August 3, 2022

Holy Cross Cemetery
340 Ridge Rd
North Arlington, NJ 07031


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

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