OBITUARY

James Francis Bratcher

November 26, 1927October 5, 2021
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TOMS RIVER - James Francis Bratcher passed away on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at Community Medical Center, Toms River. He was 93.

Born in Brooklyn, he resided there for most of his life before settling in the Holiday City community of Toms River 31 years ago.

Prior to retiring, he worked in customer relations for Tubular Textiles in Queens, NY. His first job, however, was in Coney Island, NY, where he worked with his father on the parachute jump. He often needed to ride alongside guests who were too nervous to ride alone.

As a teenager, he joined the Merchant Marines, which led him to enlist in the US Navy. James honorably served our country in the Navy during World War II, where he was a Radio Seaman First Class and was stationed on the S.S. Palau.

He was predeceased by his loving wife of 64 years, Rose, in 2015.

Surviving are his children: James Bratcher, Jr. and his wife Debbie, and Siobhan Barry-Bratcher; two grandchildren: Clarence Ferrari and his wife Kimberlee, and James Scott Bratcher; a great-granddaughter, Alice Rose Ferrari; and two half-sisters, Barbara Faubert and Mary Bardin.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 from 4-8PM at Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home, 26 Mule Road, Toms River.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 10AM at St. Maximilian Kolbe RC Church, Toms River. Interment will immediately follow at the Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Wrightstown.

For more information, or to post a tribute online, please visit www.quinn-hoppingfh.com

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in James's name to the Holiday City Heights First Aid Squad, 120 Prince Charles Drive, Toms River, NJ 08757.

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, October 13, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, October 14, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Thursday, October 14, 2021

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Donna Urschel

October 7, 2021

Jim and Rose are such wonderful people. Lou and I enjoyed visits with them at Jimmy's home with my sister Debbie. Such delicious food and desserts which they brought from New York. And maybe a glass of wine or two. Love and prayers to the family. Fly high Mr. Bratcher. 🙏

Mary Bardin

October 7, 2021

Rest In Peace, Jim. Say hello to the Chief for me. Mary.

Sharon Reynolds

October 7, 2021

RIP Uncle Jimmy, My condolences to your family. Thank you (and Aunt Rose) for the wonderful times at your house in Brooklyn and in Toms River. You will be missed by many and I will miss your dearly. Love Sharon

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