James Vincent Caggiano, Jr.

24 May, 19394 March, 2019

James Vincent Caggiano, Jr. passed away on March 4, 2019 after a lengthy battle with a Parkinson's related illness. Jim was a proud New Yorker, born and raised in New York City, NY. He graduated from City College of New York where he was a member of the Pershing Rifles fraternity. Jim was a 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Army, serving for two years in Berlin, Germany. He spent his entire working career with JCPenney, from which he retired as a Catalog Merchandising Director in 1998. Jim and his family moved to Texas in 1988 when JCPenney relocated to Plano.

Jim is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Pat, as well as his children: Jim and Kristie Caggiano, Melissa and Doug Wright, Chris and Sharla Caggiano, and Tricia Caggiano. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren: Julius and Lucas Caggiano, Chris and Emily Wright, Olivia, Juliana and Anthony Caggiano, and Corinne, Martin, Diana and Vincent Piorkowski.

Jim will be remembered for so many wonderful traits: his overwhelming love of family, God and country, his love of baseball, Willie Mays, and his fierce devotion to the NY Mets, and his kind and gentle nature. But without a doubt the trait he will most be remembered for is his incredible sense of humor. It is impossible to remember Jim without also remembering all the many ways he could make us laugh.

A special thanks to the Parkinson Voice Project, and to the many wonderful caretakers: Phil, Dean, John, Gordon, Rachel and Tosin, who faithfully provided comfort and dignity in Jim's final years.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, March 25 at 11:00 AM at All Saints Catholic Church 5231 Meadowcreek Drive in Dallas, Texas with a catered reception immediately following Mass. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Parkinson's Voice Project at


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Phyllis & Marty Tedesco

10 March 2019

Jim was the greatest brother and uncle anyone could ask for. He was always full of fun whenever you were in his company. If anyone ever wanted to know what royalty felt like it was every time I visited my brother and my GREAT one of a kind sister-in-law Pat. Although Jim lived in Texas he remained a true New York Met fan, I will miss talking to him about our Mets and Marty will miss the phone calls that always started with Hey Mike Piazza instead of hello. We all loved Jim very much and he will be greatly missed! Rest In Peace with Johnny and Emily

Louise Bosnack

9 March 2019

I think of Jim and I remember a smile that lit up the room. A hug and a welcome that was the real deal. Before a word was spoken, his eyes would light up and you knew he was giving you his full attention. During a visit to Dallas once, he and I talked about our favorite team...the METS, while I waited for Pat to get ready for our girls day out. He was a real fan . ..candid, relaxed ..knew the score...and of course added some humor to the discussion....He knew much more about the METS than I did....nevertheless, he engaged me and listened to my pitiful statistical facts and opinions..He treated me just like I was one of his baseball buddies...even though I probably sounded like I hadn't the foggiest idea what I was talking about . "this man's a saint" I said to myself..".....

May the road rise up to meet you, dear Jim..may the angels embrace you..and until we meet again, may the Lord hold you in the palm of His hand"

Ronald Tedesco

9 March 2019

Uncle Jimmy was an amazing person, who was loved by everyone who knew him. He always made you laugh and his sense of humor was second to none. To share every good memory I have of him would take days. So I will share one that I will never forget. When I was a kid he would always come to visit us. The first thing he would do was give me a big hug. Then he would ask me to pick a number from one to a hundred. No matter what number I picked I was always right. Then with a huge smile on his face he would give me what I thought was twenty dollars, but he swore it was only a buck. Rest In Peace Uncle Jimmy. I love you and will never forget you!

Caroline Tedesco

9 March 2019

The Tedesco and Caggiano families lost another great one!!! Uncle Jim and Aunt Pat always welcomed us in their home and it was always a great time. Uncle Jim and his sister Phyllis (my mom) were always laughing and speaking their unique language while Aunt Pat and I tried figuring out what they were saying. He will be missed and is with all the other special angels of our family.

Don & Carolyn Richardson

9 March 2019

Our daughter became Mrs Chris Caggiano 20 years ago this past September. Jim & Pat welcomed us into their family. We always enjoyed being with everyone on many occasions. Jim always met us at the front door with a hug & kiss on the cheek! His special & quick sense of humor will always be a loving memory in our hearts.
Full life lead by a good man.

Barry Howard

9 March 2019

Jimmy was one of my favorite Pershing Rifle friends. His good humor is the thing that hits me first. His determination to do the right thing became obvious as he rose through the ranks in the Pershing Rifles organization finally resulting in the most coveted Company Commander position. As with so many of our alumni friends, I wish I had made more of an effort to share the memories that we have accumulated after graduation from City College. I am sure that the traits that I loved about Jimmy were seen by all of his 12 grandchildren. I can only imagine his presence at a family gathering, the same kind of presence that I observed so many years ago. Rest in Peace Jimmy. We all will morn your loss.

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