Friends remember Jimmy “Vig” Vigilante


With the unexpected passing of U.S. Air Force Reserves Master Sgt. James Vigilante, 49, friends are in shock and still can’t believe Jimmy is no longer with us. Former Parsippany-Troy Hills Mayor Mimi Letts stated “Thanks Jimmy for all you did, for your kindness, your goodwill and being an excellent Councilman.”  BettyJean Bj Bock Chmura said “Shocked and saddened to hear this news. Jimmy was a great guy who cared so much about his family,friends, town and Country. My heart goes out to his Mom Jane and the rest of his family and friends. R.I.P. Jimmy.”

Freeholder Tom Mastrangelo said “I am sadden by the news of the passing today of Jimmy Vigilante. Jimmy, I have gotten to know you during my recent political career here in Morris County and during it we have developed a very good friendship. You made me feel and it seemed everyone you met that we knew you forever. Your heart was always in the right place and you were always ready to help anyone who needed it. You served your family, Parsippany , and your country exceptional well! The dinner planned this week in AC; we will have a seat there for you! You will never be forgotten. God Bless you, your mom and your family. Rest in Peace my friend.”

Diana Palmieri-Arvidson said ” The good die young. May he rest in peace and watch over those he loved.”  There are hundreds of other condolences on our original story published late Sunday afternoon.  You can visit them by clicking here.

Many friends have visited Jimmy’s home and placed flowers, candles and have written just the right words to express their sympathy and condolences.

His visiting hours continue today from  4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Par-Troy Funeral Home, 95 Parsippany Road.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Liturgy of Christian Burial to be offered at 11:00 a.m. on Friday at Saint Peter the Apostle R.C. Church at 179 Baldwin Road, Parsippany and his cremation will be private.

In lieu of flowers, make donations in his memory to Uncle Sam’s Avengers Motorcycle Club, where Jimmy was an officer and Treasurer of the organization. Uncle Sam’s Avengers Motorcycle Club is a 501(c)3 Veteran charity.  You can visit the club’s website, by clicking here,  to make a donation or mail checks to Uncle Sam’s Avengers Motorcycle Club, 40 Baldwin Road, Parsippany, New Jersey 07054. Any questions please call (973) 265-2865.