James  Giffin

James Jack Giffin

Saturday, May 17th, 1930 - Monday, May 11th, 2020
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James Jack Giffin, age 90 entered into eternal rest on Monday, May 11, 2020 at Raritan Bay Medical Center, Old Bridge. Born in Newark, Jack grew up in Kearny, NJ where he met his beautiful wife Alice. He moved to Old Bridge, NJ where he resided for the past 61 years. During his 42 years at Public Service, Jack served as the Union President of Local IBEW 854 at Essex Generating Station and at Sewaren Generating Station Local 1673. He also served his community as one of the founding members of the Madison Park First Aid Squad.
Jack is predeceased by his daughter Karen Giffin and his son in law Donald Watson. Surviving are his wife of 65 years Alice Giffin, his children and their spouses; Matthew and Deborah Giffin, Susan and Skip Faynor, Diane Watson, Lisa and John Winkler and Maura and Jose Zargo. Jack also left a legacy of 18 grandchildren: Dori, Dave, Megan, Ashley, Sean, Leah, Jacqueline, Nicole, Colleen, Kyle, Claire, Jessie, Caitlyn, John, Bridget, Joseph, Evan and Luke. He is also survived by 9 great grandchildren: Taylor, Nate, Jacob, Julia, Brendon, Jenna, Alex, Levon and Madilyn. As well as many loving cousins, nieces, nephews and friends who loved him dearly.

Jack’s hobbies included building and maintaining an aviary for his canaries, which we continue to enjoy. Creating a wonderful train village, and of course his beloved New York Giants.

Jack was loved for his big personality, and his ability to light up a room. All who knew him loved him dearly, and he will be greatly missed. Some people are just outstanding human beings, and Jack was one of them.

Funeral services will be held from the Carmen F. Spezzi Funeral Home 15 Cherry Lane Parlin. Letters of condolence, direction and completed arrangements may be found at
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    Holy Cross Burial Park and Mausoleum
    Cranbury Road
    South Brunswick, NJ
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Debbie Giffin

Posted at 11:16am
Mom and family, please accept my sincerest condolences. I will always remember the heart-to-heart chat Dad and I had on the back deck in Manasquan. I will miss all the funny bantering back and forth we always did. My love to you all.

Sandra Benedetto

Posted at 10:14am
Dear Lisa and family. We are saddened to hear of the passing of your father, Jack. He sounds like an amazing and wonderful man. Please know we are sending love and support. And we are holding you close to our hearts and in our thoughts during this time of loss. Love, Sandy & Betsi

Stanley Schultz

Posted at 01:02pm
Most notable memory was Jack, interviewed at the Super Bowl. He was wearing a PS hardhat. Jack was on my shift when I was hired and among the first people I worked with at PS. He was an inspiration and taught me not to call my children kids.

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Eileen Mahoney

Posted at 02:06pm
Alice and family I am so sorry to hear of Jacks passing.
May the Peace of Christ be with you all!
Eileen Mahoney and Family

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