HIGGINS--James Francis, age 68, passed away on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 in his home surrounded by his loving family. Jim was born on February 19, 1948. He attended high school at Don Bosco Prep in Ramsey, NJ, and earned a basketball scholarship to Georgetown University, where he graduated in 1970. He remained an active alumnus, serving on many Georgetown boards and committees. Jim had a lengthy career with Dean Witter ultimately retiring as President and COO of Morgan Stanley. Jim and his wife Jackie raised their three children in Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ; more recently, they lived in Palm Beach, FL and Bay Head, NJ. Jim is predeceased by his son Christopher (2008). Jim was the devoted husband to Jacquelyn (nee Zanone), loving father to Erin Davies and Michael Higgins. He was the devoted grandfather to Molly, Chris and Paige Davies; and Annie, Emma and Henry Higgins. Jim is survived by his brother, Tim Higgins, and many other longtime friends and family. A viewing will be held at C.C. Van Emburgh Funeral Home in Ridgewood, NJ on Sunday, October 16 from 2-7pm. The Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, October 17 at 10:30am at Saint Gabriel the Archangel Church in Saddle River, NJ. Jim will be greatly missed by all his friends and family who will never forget his kindness, generosity and joyful spirit.
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