James E. Garland

February 21, 1930January 1, 2019
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James E. Garland, 88, of Secaucus passed away on Tuesday, January 1, 2019, at the Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck. He was born in Hoboken and resided in Secaucus for the last 62 years. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church where he served as an usher for 60 years. He was a veteran of the US Army serving as a corporal during the Korean War. James worked as a lithographer for 45 years, including at the Continental Can Company in Paterson and Superior Metal, in Brooklyn, NY, retiring in 1991. He was a member of the Amalgamated Lithographers of America. James later worked at the Secaucus Olive Garden until 2002. James was an avid bowler and was a member of the ABC Bowling League, winning a number of tournaments at the highest level and attaining a near 200 average. He bowled in many amateur and professional tournaments throughout the tristate area, including with pro bowler Don Carter at the old Madison Square Garden. James was predeceased by his brothers Raymond and John Garland and his sister Evelyn Riccardi. He was the beloved husband of Theresa (nee Labriola) for 62 years; the devoted father of Roxanne Bokuniewicz and her husband Daniel of Wood-Ridge, and Jade Garland of Secaucus; and loving grandfather of Luke and Paige. Also surviving are his brother Edward Garland and his wife Blanche, and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Friday from 4 to 8 PM at the Mack Memorial Home 1245 Paterson Plank Rd., Secaucus. A funeral Mass will be said at 9:30 AM on Saturday January 5, 2019 at the Immaculate Conception Church in Secaucus. Entombment will follow at the Holy Cross Mausoleum, in North Arlington.


  • Visitation Friday, January 4, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, January 5, 2019
  • Committal Service Saturday, January 5, 2019

James E. Garland

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January 6, 2019

My sincere condolences to the entire family for your loss.

Love, Susan

Joseph O'Brien

January 4, 2019

As a kid i always remember Jim and his family coming down to Keansburg to visit my parents and it always meant a trip to the boardwalk to ride the rides and eat the cotton candy and french fries.
For more years then i can count Jim always came down to Hoboken for the annual St Patrick's day parade. He would stop by our house and have a few drinks with my father and we would all be told some really funny stories about the guys they knew from the Cascade Club. As i look back i know that i was very lucky to know Jim and most of his old time friends which included my dad as well as Ernie and Rose Marchetti,Sam Bartone, Armando Rossi(Mando) and my uncle Jim O'Brien. These people exhibited such a deep and caring friendship for one another. They always enjoyed getting together and it was a guaranteed good time for all. Thanks for all the great memories!

Joe O'Brien

Cindy Garland

January 3, 2019

Uncle Jimmy:
Devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend.
Athlete, Veteran and Patriot.
Loved God, family and Country,
bowling and Big Band Music.
A good and kind man.
You will be missed always in all ways.