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.
Donations may be made to the Tunnels to Towers Foundation (t2t.org) or to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (stjude.org).