James Joseph Nutile

April 15, 1926July 5, 2018

James J. Nutile, 92 years old, devoted husband and father, WWII Veteran European Theater, proud to have served his country

James Joseph Nutile, US army veteran, marched away peacefully on 5 July 2018 with his family at his side. Friends and relatives are invited to visit him at the Zarro Funeral Home, 145 Harrison St. Bloomfield, on Tuesday, July 10th, 2-4 and 7-9 pm. His life will be celebrated at a mass on Wednesday, July 11th at 10 am at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Bloomfield. Kindly be at the funeral home for 8:45 am prior to mass at 10:00 am.

James was born in Harrison, NJ to Joseph Nutile and Alfonsina (née Cleffi) Nutile, both parents deceased. He was one of four brothers, Joseph Nutile Jr., Michael Nutile and Albert Nutile, all deceased. In 1942 the Nutile family moved to Newark and James entered the US Army in 1944. He was a tank crewman as part of the 737th Amphibious Tractor Battalion during WWII in the Central Europe Campaign and returned to the US after an honorable discharge on 10 December 1945. He received the Good Conduct Medal, the Victor Medal and the Bronze Star. With the Veteran’s GI Bill Jim graduated Newark School of Fine and Industrial Arts. He was a life-member of the Disabled American Veterans and belonged to the DAV Chapter 22 of Belleville, NJ. Jim was awarded the NJ Distinguished Service Medal in 2001.

Jim married Theresa Bucca in 1948 and moved to Bloomfield, NJ. Over the years he had three children, Bernadette (deceased 1967), Monica and James. He worked at the Rabin and Krueger Art Gallery and Picture Framing on Halsey Street in Newark NJ for 25 years, historically well known for craftsmanship picture framing and art restoration. He eventually became co-owner. Upon closing of R&K Gallery, he continued as owner of R.N.K. Frames in Bloomfield, NJ. He retired in 1991.

James was proud to have served his country during the war. He was a devoted husband and father and a down-to-earth and generous person with family and friends. He always looked at the optimistic side of life and he lived it with a great sense of humor. He was proud of being an Italian-American of which he extolled the contributions of the great artists of the Italian Renaissance and the ancient Romans in art, architecture and science. He passed the importance of that heritage down to his children, as well as to have dignity and to respect the dignity of all cultures.

James’ wonderful legacy will live on through his wife Theresa (née Bucca) Nutile, his son and daughter, James Nutile Jr. and Monica Nutile-Esposito, his grandchildren, Nicole Nutile, Alessia and Francesca Esposito, daughter-in-law, Joan (Alliston) Nutile, and son-in-law Antonio Esposito, as well as many nieces and nephews.


  • Visitation Tuesday, July 10, 2018
  • Visitation Tuesday, July 10, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, July 11, 2018

James Joseph Nutile

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Joan & Matt Yar

August 5, 2018

Theresa, Monica , Jimmy and family,
With a heavy heart we say goodbye to a dear sweet man. He has been our neighbor for over 30 years. They have always opened their hearts and home to us and our children Melisa and Matthew. He was a great grandparent to Nicole and to my children. I remember one day poppy made my son the work bench out of wood he had lying around and he even added a Vice to it. My son loved it so much that he can now fix about anything !!!! They will always be Nanny and Poppy to my children and us. He will forever be in our hearts. We Will miss him.

James Mauro

July 10, 2018

To my dad's closest and dearest friend you will be dearly missed by many. As a youngster, I think back to the many laughs, happy times you and my dad shared. I know you will be reunited forever sharing happy times. I have also come to know Jimmy Nutile and spent many hours conversing in person and over the phone. We laughed over many topics. That was Jimmy -he had a great sense of humor. RIP my friend. Condolences to a wonderful family.

Monica Nutile-Esposito

July 9, 2018

Dear Nanny,
We are so sorry we couldn’t be there to say goodbye to poppy, and to be next to you in this difficult moment. Even if we are not physically there, we are next to you with our hearts always, our spirits are always nearby with all of you. We will never forget him, instead we’ll remember him with the joy and fun he always spread to all of us.
Tonight we will remember him in our church, Alessia asked the priest to say a few words for him.
May God give him eternal rest and to our family the strength to bear this great pain.
We love you with all our hearts,
From granddaughters Alessia and Francesca, Rome Italy

Patricia Mabus

July 8, 2018

I have been blessed to know and love the Nutile family for many, many years. Mom and Pop Nutile have been like bonus parents for me. They opened their home and their hearts to me. They wined me and dined me. They entertained me. And they taught me so, so much. And no matter what, we always laughed. How many Saturday nights we sat at the kitchen table telling jokes, or stories or just talking with each other and we laughed. I'll never forget the sound of Pop's laugh and how he rubbed his hand over his eyes while laughing. What a giant of a man! One of the greatest compliments ever given to me came from Pop when he told this Pennsylvania Dutch girl that I was Italian at heart! Wow! It just doesn't get better than that! Love you Pop. You are missed.

Patti M

Monica Nutile-Esposito

July 7, 2018

Dear Dad,
You were and will always be my hero. If anyone has ever inspired me in life, it will always be you! I'll miss you dearly but I will celebrate your life and memory joyously! Monica