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James T O'Grady

December 23, 1943 ~ July 1, 2022 (age 78)


James Thomas O’Grady, 78, of River Plaza, passed away peacefully on July 1, 2022, surrounded by his family at Riverview Medical Center. James was born in Manhattan New York to John and Violet (Sager) O’Grady.

He attended Columbia College in Columbia Missouri and earned his Associate of Arts degree.

James honorably served his country in the US Army which included two tours in Vietnam and retired after 25+ years of service. Later he went on to work for Ford Motor Company in various positions over the years until he retired.

He was a lifelong New York Yankee fan, loved to read books, spend time at Barnes and Noble and was a huge movie buff.

But he loved nothing more than his kids, grandchildren, great grandson and dog Barkley.

James was predeceased by his parents, his brother, Fred and in 1988 by his fiancé Alison Anderson.

He is survived by his children; Dawn Mowery and husband Lee of Holmdel, Michael Ann Fisher and husband Richard of DE, Jacqueline Coneeny and husband Dan of Lincroft and Kevin O’Grady and wife Alexis of River Plaza, grandchildren; Heather, Kara, Evan, Brooke, RJ and Riley and great-grandson, Grayson. In addition, James is survived by his former wife, Sandra O’Grady.

Friends and family may visit on Thurs., July 7th from 5-8pm at the John E. Day Funeral Home, 85 Riverside Ave., Red Bank, NJ. Graveside services will take place on Fri., July 8th, 11am at Fair View Cemetery in Middletown.

In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to Wounded Warrior Project, 370 7th Ave Suite 1802, New York, NY 10001.

Memories and condolences may be shared at


July 7, 2022

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
John E. Day Funeral Home
85 Riverside Avenue
Red Bank, New Jersey 07701

July 8, 2022

11:00 AM to TBD
Fair View Cemetery

Middletown, NJ


Fair View Cemetery- Middletown, NJ

Middletown, NJ

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