Jim De Raffele, 72, of West Milford, formerly of Ridgewood, peacefully passed away on November 18th, 2020. He is survived by his loving wife Joan De Raffele (nee Malmeister). Beloved father to his children: son Jim De Raffele and his wife Tracy, daughter Julie Navarro and her husband William, and daughter Jenny Sibley and her husband Frank. Cherished grandfather to Alexis, Kayla, Kevin, Lydia, Jocelyn, Peyton, Jayden and Brandon. Cherished great-grandfather to Griffin. Jim was predeceased by his dear son Jay J. De Raffele in 2008. He will be dearly missed by his treasured family and many friends. Jim had an honest and meaningful career with the Village of Ridgewood for 37 years working for the Streets and Sewers Department. In his leisure, Jim delighted in playing softball with his team “Mafia”. He also loved to ride his Harley Davidson motorcycle and spend a relaxing day in his swimming pool. A memorial gathering will be held with livestreaming on Monday from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at Feeney Funeral Home, Ridgewood. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the De Raffele family. Cremation was private. FeeneyFuneralHome.com
The Memorial Gathering will be live streamed on Monday 11/23/2020 from 4:00 - 8:00 pm. Please click the link below to view livestreaming.
OUR VISITATION POLICY & PROCEDURES
We will allow 33 people at a time into the funeral home. You MUST be wearing a mask to enter, and masks must be worn AT ALL TIMES. Every 1/2 hour, we will clear the funeral home of guests (not family), sanitize, and reopen for 33 more guests. The sanitizing will take approximately 5 minutes each time. Inside the funeral home there are tape marks on the floor to promote social distancing, and there will be an orderly line to pay your respects. There will be a one way flow of visitors as entry is allowed only through the front door and exiting only through the back door. Once a visitor leaves they are not permitted back into the building.
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