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Monsignor James P. McMenemie

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(Asbury Park Press)

Monsignor James P. McMenemie, 81, of St. Michael the Archangel Church, Lyndhurst, died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010, at St. Mary's Hospital, Passaic. Born Jan. 6, 1929 in Harrison, he was the son to David and Sarah (nee McGovern) McMenemie. He attended Holy Cross Grammar School in Harrison, Seton Hall Prep and Seton Hall University in South Orange, Immaculate Conception Seminary, Darlington, and the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., where he received a Licentiate in Sacred Theology. He was ordained as a Catholic Priest of the Archdiocese of Newark on May 30, 1953 and was assigned to Our Lady of the Visitation in Paramus from 1953 to 1968. In 1962, he was appointed advocate to the Tribunal of the Archdiocese of Newark. In 1968, he was appointed as University Chaplain at Seton Hall University. In 1972, he was appointed full time to the Archdiocesan Tribunal. In 1974, he was appointed as Pro-synodal Judge and Defender of the Bond. In 1976, he was appointed Associate Judicial Vicar of the Archdiocesan Tribunal, where he served until his retirement in 2003. From 1972 to 1976, he served as weekend assistant in the Church of the Presentation in Upper Saddle River. From 1976 to 1988, he served as weekend assistant at Holy Trinity Church, Hackensack. In 1986, he was made Prelate of Honor by Pope John Paul II. Since 1989, Monsignor McMenemie has been in residence and served at St. Michael the Archangel Church, Lyndhurst.
Monsignor McMenemie was the cherished brother of the late John, David and Francis. He is survived by his sisters-in-law, Dorothy and Catherine; his cousins, Francis and Anthony Quinn; and many loving nieces, nephews, family members and friends.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24 until 7:30 p.m. at which time the Vigil Mass will be offered at St. Michael the Archangel Church, Lyndhurst. On Monday, Jan. 25, visitation will also be from 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at which time the Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at the church. Interment will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. Arrangements are under the direction of the Parow Funeral Home, North Arlington.

Published in Asbury Park Press on Jan. 23, 2010