Goble Funeral Home

22 Main Street, Sparta, NJ


James Francis Doran Jr.

May 28, 1943July 25, 2020

James Francis Doran Jr., 77, of Sparta, NJ, passed away on July 25, 2020 at Morristown Medical Center, Morristown, NJ surrounded by his loving family. He went home to the Lord after a lengthy and courageous battle with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. He spent his childhood in Jersey City and then Paramus, NJ before moving to Sparta, NJ where he has lived for the last 45 years with his family. James graduated from Farleigh Dickinson University in Rutherford, NJ in 1964 with a bachelor degree in finance. He had a lengthy career in banking and retired a Senior Vice President from Yardville National Bank, in 2005. James was an avid golfer and loved to travel. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. James is survived by his loving wife Nancy Fontana Doran; his beloved children Laura and Jimmy, his son-in-law John and the lights of his life his grandchildren Jessica and Jack, and his sister-in-law Sue. He was the beloved son of the late James Doran and Loretta Lohmeyer Doran, he is also survived by a brother Timothy Doran and sister Maureen Perusse and predeceased by his brother Kevin Doran. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider a donation to the Lymphoma Research Foundation @ Lymphoma.org. Friends are invited to celebrate his life on Friday, July 31, 2020, from 5-8pm at the Goble Funeral Home, 22 Main St, Sparta, NJ 07871. A memorial mass will be held on Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 9:30am at St. Thomas of Aquin Church, 53 Kennedy Ave, Ogdensburg, NJ 07439.


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July 29, 2020

Dear Nancy and Family,
I worked with Jim for many years at YNB as he restructed the Commercial Lending area. He was a good judge of character and a hard working lender. He was a good listener and was able to bring out the best in his staff. He was always fun to be with socially and had a story to fit any occasion. He will always be someone I was grateful to know. May he rest in peace.

Kathy F.

Nina D Melker

July 28, 2020

Sending my deepest sympathy to Nancy and family. He was such a great man and I enjoyed working with him.

Shawn Chase-Merritt

July 28, 2020

RIP Jim, I will always remember his funny dry sense of humor. He told it like it was and was a great guy to work with. Nancy my deepest sympathies to you and your family. Shawn


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