LaMonica Memorial Home

145 East Mount Pleasant Ave, Livingston, NJ


James "Duke" Soprano

June 12, 1954September 13, 2020

James A. “Duke” Soprano, of Nutley, formerly of Belleville, passed away suddenly at home on Sunday, September 13, 2020, at the age of 66.

Born in Newark, Jimmy lived most of his life in Belleville, moving to Nutley only one year ago.

He worked as a printer for many years with Rae Publishing in Cedar Grove and Toppan Printing in Somerset. He was also a member of the Italian American Club in Nutley.

Jimmy was predeceased by his parents Nicholas and Genevieve (nee Tobia) Soprano and a sister Ann Gallucci.

He is survived by his wife Donna (nee Ramiccio), children Nicholas Soprano and his wife Kathleen, Alexandria Nixon and her husband Kevin, and James Soprano, Jr., and a sister Ellen Lissner and her husband Robert.

A Memorial Mass will be offered on Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 9:30 am in Holy Family Church in Nutley.


  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, September 19, 2020


James "Duke" Soprano

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Bob and Sue Cozzarelli

September 18, 2020

Dear Donna and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Remembering all the good times with Belleville wrestling.
With our sympathy and friendship,
The Cozzarelli Family

Dennis Drexler

September 17, 2020

Working on a press together one day, Jimmy says to me " I need a nickname". So after tossing a few around He liked " DUKE". We started calling him Duke, from then on.


September 17, 2020

Rest in peace Jimmy. I know the good LORD has his hand over you. If I could think of a memory of him it would be all our talks about my job and Atlantic City , and I remember him smiling the whole time.

Russell Barraro

September 17, 2020

Never forget hanging out on Charlie’s corner,you were one of the younger guy’s. You always had a smile on your face and made everyone smile with you. Gone way too soon,Rest in Piece. Russ

Nancy Frannicola

September 16, 2020

Jim I can’t believe you’re gone. You were just at my house on Friday when we ate wings together. I will always remember you. You were a very special person to me and I will miss you making me laugh and also yelling at me for something. You will always be in my heart.
My sincere condolences to your family.
Rest in peace.

Joe Ramiccio

September 16, 2020

Jimmy was as good of a brother(inlaw) as you can have. Always smiling with great stories that could only make you laugh. A very big part of our family and memories for a lifetime. My parents, sisters and all the boys as well as I loved Duke. We all got a kick out of Duke how he loved shopping and bragging about the deals he got.
Gone way too early, will miss you brother. JoeyBob

Georges and Sofia

September 15, 2020

To our Soapie,

We loved you from the first second we met you. You always brought sunshine with you wherever you went; that bright smile and those sparkly eyes never wavered. We will forever miss you, I don’t remember a day that we didn’t all share laughs together, you had a very special way with everyone you met. Always thoughtful and always a pleasure to be around. We are in shock and at a loss to have lost a true GEM of a person. I know you already have a posse of friends in heaven. Rest in sweet peace our sweet friend 💔.
Lots of Love, Georges and Sofia

Doug Karl

September 15, 2020

I have had the distinct pleasure of working with Jimmy for the past three years. He was an outstanding great guy who ALWAYS put everyone else first. We will miss his smile and sense of humor and the positive light he brought everyday. Jim was way more than a work colleague-
“ One of a kind “

Doug Karl

Al Natale

September 15, 2020

I will always remember the stories we shared. And the laughs we had.
All the card games at my house until 3am.
At work or having fun, you always made me laugh. And you kept it real.
You were a true friend and I’ll always have a place for you in my heart.
God bless you my brother.
And don’t fold you hand, you may have a winner

Beverly Egidio

September 15, 2020

I can’t believe your gone so soon. I know we talked about anxiety and depression and being mentally handicapped and it sucks. I pray your in peace and relaxes I’m so glad to get to know you better. Until we meet again we will miss your phone calls and texts .
Love michael & Beverly Egidio


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