James J. Washburn, 71, of Basking Ridge, NJ passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at Pine Acres Nursing Home, Madison, NJ. James was a lifelong resident of Basking Ridge. He was a member of Liberty Corner Fire Department and Basking Ridge Fire Department. He worked at Lyons VA hospital as a machine operator. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He loved farming and was a member of the Allis-Chalmer Tractor Club. He was a friend of Bill W.
He is survived by his loving wife Letitia Lum of 33 years. His children Joy Matranga and husband Christopher, and Jennifer Washburn. His only grandson Nathan Matranga. Also survived by his two sisters Joan De Boer and husband John, and Diane Simmons, and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Monday, October 1, 2018 at Gallaway and Crane Funeral Home, 101 S. Finley Ave, Basking Ridge, NJ from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 10:00am at St. James Church, 184 S. Finley Ave, Basking Ridge, NJ. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, Basking Ridge. In lieu of flowers donation may be made in his memory to Basking Ridge Fire Department or Liberty Corner Fire Department. For further information, or to light an online condolence candle please visit www.gcfuneralhome.com