Jimmy loved and was dedicated to his wife, Maryann. Together, they loved and nurtured their family, Maegan (20), James Joseph Jr. (7), and Jenna (5), in Lafayette, New Jersey. He enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman while he enjoyed the companionship of his dog, Daisy.
Woodsy was appointed to the Fire Department of Jersey City (NJ) in March of 1999 and would have been promoted to captain in March of 2015. He was a very intelligent firefighter and well respected by his peers. He requested assignments to the busiest units in the city, including Engine 22 and Rescue Co 1. His last assignment was at Engine 14/Haz Mat 1 as a firefighter/hazardous materials emergency response technician.
During his 16-year career, he earned many awards for bravery and heroism. His commendations include Firefighter of the Year, for his efforts at Ground Zero during the September 11, 2001, attacks on this Nation. He was a proud member of the IAFF/PFANJ Local 1066, the JCFF Emerald Society, JC and NJ Relief Association and very active in many FDJC related fraternal events.
Woodsy had an infectious smile and loved to laugh.