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James Paul McCabe

AGE: 93 • Brick

James Paul McCabe, 93, of Brick, passed away at home on April 8, 2014. Born in New York City to the late James and Elizabeth McCabe, he proudly served his country during WW II in the U.S. Army as part of the European theater during the Ardennes campaign and the Battle of the Bulge with the 424th infantry. On May 1, 1955, he married his loving wife Ella, for whom he remained devoted for 59 years. He worked as a New York City transit police officer and for 31 years as a firefighter in the FDNY. He spent the majority of his time with the FDNY, stationed with Engine Company 81 in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. Jim formerly resided in New Hyde Park, NY before moving to Brick 17 years ago. Jim enjoyed his Cedar Village retirement home in Brick. He appreciated all the warmth and companionship shown by neighbors and friends, with a special fondness for bingo night. He thoroughly enjoyed his retirement years at the Jersey Shore, which included spending time with his grandchildren at the Point Pleasant boardwalk, the picturesque views in Spring Lake, attending mass at St. Marthas and of course the ice cream at Hoffmans. He had many interests which included dabbling in the stock market, and being a longtime member of the Knights of Columbus and VFW. He was a man of great character and inner strength, whose strong faith guided him through any adversity that he faced in life. He leaves a legacy of love and precious memories of being a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and brother.

He was preceded in death by his brothers Robert and Bernard McCabe.

Surviving are his beloved wife, Ella; his loving son, James and wife Linda; his cherished grandsons, James and Connor; his devoted brother, Jerry, and many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Visitation will be held on Friday, April 11th from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00-9:00PM at the O'Brien Funeral Home, 505 Burnt Tavern Road, Brick. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30AM on Saturday, April 12th at St. Martha's R.C. Church, Point Pleasant. Entombment will follow at St. Catharine Cemetery Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Jim's memory to the . For directions and condolences, please visit

Published in Asbury Park Press on Apr. 10, 2014
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