James F. Checchio Jr.

November 15, 1937February 4, 2019

James Francis Checchio Jr. of Collingswood, NJ passed away on Monday February 4, 2019 at the age of 81.

Beloved husband of Helen Checchio (nee Galanaugh). Cherished son of predeceased James and Catherine Checchio. Devoted father of Maryann (Joseph) Kehoe of Collingswood, Linda (Edward) McCarron of Haddonfield, Bishop James F. Checchio III of Metuchen and David (Christina) Checchio of Oaklyn. Dear brother of predeceased Catherine Finley. Loving grandfather of 5 and great grandfather of 2.

James was a long time member of the Philadelphia Stock Exchange and veteran of the US Navy. James was devoted to his Catholic faith and has been a long time parishioner of St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish, St. John Church.

Friends and family are invited to the viewing on Saturday February 9, 2019 from 9:00 – 11:00 am at St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish, St. John Church, 809 Park Ave. Collingswood, NJ 08108. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30 am. Entombment to follow in Calvary Chapel Mausoleum, Cherry Hill. Arrangements have been entrusted to BLAKE-DOYLE Funeral Home, Collingswood, NJ. Please leave your remembrances of James on In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in James name to Good Shepherd Regional Catholic School 100 Lees Avenue, Collingswood, NJ 08108.


  • Helen Checchio, Wife
  • Maryann Kehoe, Daughter
  • Joseph Kehoe, Son-in-law
  • Linda McCarron, Daughter
  • Edward McCarron, Son-in-law
  • Bishop James F. Checchio III, Son
  • David Checchio, Son
  • Christina Checchio, Daughter-in-law
  • Catherine Checchio, Mother
  • James F. Checchio Jr., Father
  • Catherine Finley, Sister
  • Loving grandfather of 5 and great grandfather of 2.

  • Good Shepherd Regional Catholic School


  • Viewing Saturday, February 9, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, February 9, 2019
  • Entombment Saturday, February 9, 2019

James F. Checchio Jr.

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Father John Trigilio

February 8, 2019

On behalf of all the priests and deacons of the Confraternity of Catholic Clergy, I wish to extend our deepest sympathies and condolences to His Excellency Bishop James Checchio and his family at the death of his beloved father. We shall keep him in our prayers and remember the departed soul of his dad in our Masses.

Catherine McCarron

February 7, 2019

Lots of times when I was younger... my grandfather always tortured me! My part, was always straight or a bad part, like Ridge Avenue or Broad Street. He tortured me about that and always said I did something when I didn’t.

Colleen Wolters

February 7, 2019

Dear Bishop Checchio & family,
The parishioners at St. Philip & St. James Church in Phillipsburg will be praying for you & your family. Our Deacon Rob Fisher just lost his mother & we will be consoling him at her funeral on Saturday. I'm sorry we will not be able to be with you. Know that you & your family will remain in our prayers.
Colleen Wolters
St. Philip & St. James Church