James Giacone

James Vincent "Jimmy" Giacone

Thursday, August 2nd, 2001 - Monday, March 25th, 2019
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James Vincent Giacone “Jimmy”, 17 of Shark River Hills, Neptune passed away unexpectedly Monday March 25, 2019 at his home. Born in Neptune, James had resided in Shark River Hills his entire life. He was a student at Search Day Program of Ocean Township where he was affectionately known as “the Mayor.”
Although Jimmy was a young man of few words, his smile and enthusiasm charmed everyone he met which helped immensely in his quest to be right in the middle of anything he found interesting. From “conducting” orchestra performances to running into the street to join a parade, nothing could stop Jimmy from joining in. He fiercely loved so many things-his favorite Elmo, Barney, and Blues Clues DVD’s on constant repeat, episodes of Whammy, Press Your Luck and Family Feud forever playing on his iPad but he loved music most of all. From Andre Rieu to the Mummers Parades, for Jimmy it was the louder the better. One of the highlights of his life was attending Andre Rieu’s concert in September in Philadelphia.
He was predeceased by his paternal grandfather Salvatore Giacone Sr., and his maternal grandmother Yvonne McLaren.
Surviving are his devoted parents, Salvatore and Laurie (McLaren) Giacone, his beloved twin brother Anthony S. Giacone, at home, his maternal grandmother Frances Aldarelli Giacone, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and his Search Day family as well as countless friends in the community. He was loved by all who met him and touched everyone’s heart. He truly was a special boy and is conducting his orchestra in heaven. Mommy, Daddy, and Anthony love you so much, our little Love bug.
Relatives and friends are invited to the visitation on Sunday from 1:00pm to 5:00pm at the O’Brien Funeral Home, 2028 Hwy 35 at New Bedford Rd., Wall. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Monday, April 1, 2019 at 10:00am at St. Elizabeth’s Church, 424 Lincoln Ave., Avon by the Sea, NJ 07717.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Search Day Program, 73 Wickapecko Dr # B, Ocean Township, NJ 07712. Envelopes will be provided at the funeral home on Sunday.
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, March 31st, 2019 | 1:00pm - 5:00pm
    Sunday, March 31st, 2019 1:00pm - 5:00pm
    O'Brien Funeral Home - Wall
    2028 NJ-35
    WALL, NJ 07719
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  • Service

    Monday, April 1st, 2019 | 10:00am
    Monday, April 1st, 2019 10:00am
    St. Elizabeth's Church, Avon by the Sea
    424 Lincoln Ave.
    AVON BY THE SEA, NJ 07717
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  • Interment

    St. Anne's Cemetery
    1610 Allenwood Road
    WALL, NJ 07719
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Roxanne Palmer-Pettiford

Posted at 08:55am
To Marlo and Family. I send my love and prayers and may God give you and your family peace as you go through this season of life.
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Gretchen, Louise & family

Posted at 12:55pm
Laurie & Sal & Anthony, we're so sorry for your loss. Jimmy will forever be in our hearts and prayers. Our family's love to yours.
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Posted at 10:17am
Jimmy's contagious happiness and laughter will live on in our daily lives forever. Sending you our love. Christene, Caitlyn, Dana, and Lindi
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Kerri Arrington

Posted at 09:14am
Laurie and Sal,
Jimmy's presence at AMP was always such a important presence to everyone who was in attendance. He truly lit up the room and worked so hard. He will be missed by all of us. Words can not express how sorry I am for the loss of your son and to Anthony for the loss of his brother. You will all be in my prayers. Heaven certainly gained an angel. I am at a loss for words on the loss of your sweet boy. Wishing you strength, peace and comfort in the coming days, weeks and months. May his beautiful soul rest in peace.

Marlene Green

Posted at 12:00am
Dear Laurie, it saddens me at this time of grief for you Sal and Anthony but we will remember the happy moments as Jimmy continues to sing his heart out with grandma in heaven

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