James (Jim) Vincent Caracappa, 85, passed away peacefully at home on April 24th, 2021 in Rumson, NJ. Jim was born in Hoboken NJ on June 18th, 1935, the second of four children of Emily and Joseph Caracappa.
Jim had the warmest of hearts and a smile for everyone. He married the love of his life Theresa Presti in February of 1958. Jim was a successful entrepreneur operating his fuel and repair service business “Jim’s Amoco” which was located in Transfer Station, Union City, NJ for (40) years. Jim and Theresa raised 5 children including Ed, Jamie, Camille (deceased), Joe and Stefanie (deceased). They moved the family from Hoboken to North Bergen, NJ in 1969. As a family, they would regularly travel through the North East in a 1953 Brill bus which Jim had converted into a camper. With family and friends in tow, they would visit family in Connecticut, the beaches of Cape Cod & Long Island and their favorite spot in Sandy Hook, NJ. In 1985, Jim & Theresa purchase a bungalow in NJ. His house quickly became a fixture in the family’s lives as their children married and had kids of their own. The entire family now reflects on the many summers of joy as “Grumpy”, as he was affectionately known to his 7 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, and many of the residents of the community would take them fishing, crabbing, swimming and just enjoying life.
Jim served many years on the board of the association of the community where he applied his years of business experience and his keen “street smarts” to aid in the running of the ever changing
community. He loved Barley point and remained there until his death. Jim passed with is wife Theresa by his side. Jim will be remembered for the memories he created and the love he shared with his family. He will never be forgotten and is already sorely missed. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Visiting Nurse Association Health Group Hospice c/o Foundation Office, 23 Main Street, Suite D1, Holmdel, NJ 07733. The family will hold a private service in the near future.