James Edward Monroe
James Edward Monroe

March 3, 2020
Born in Westfield, NJ
Resided in Garwood, NJ
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James Edward Monroe, 85 of Garwood, NJ transitioned this life on March 3, 2020 in Clark, New Jersey.

James E. Monroe was born on August 18, 1934 in Westfield, New Jersey to the late Samuel and Mariea Monroe. He was the fifth of nine children and was raised on South Avenue in Westfield where he attended the Westfield school system.

As an adult, James went on to find employment with the Township of Westfield. It was here where James discovered his love for gardening and landscaping. His reputation soon grew as the person to go to for the cultivation of a beautiful lawn or garden. You could see the labor of his love when you went to a soccer game or football game or when viewing the lawn at the base of the monument. He worked for the Township of Westfield for 42 years.

James was a family man staying close to home and taking care of his mother in her elder years. James cherished spending time with his nieces and nephews. He was also honored to walk his niece (Zina) down the aisle on her wedding day. James’ many skills lead to work outside of his daily employment.

James was a sports enthusiast as he loved the Dallas Cowboys. He also loved to watch high school football. He rarely missed a game and attended nearly every one with his nephew Kevin (Spud). James often played the lottery with great success.

James is predeceased by his father Samuel and mother Mariea; siblings Wilson, Percy, Paul, Issac, Corneilus and nephew Tracy. James is survived by his brother, William Monroe of Richmond, Virginia; sisters, Gail Monroe, Willingboro, New Jersey, and Joyce Coleman, Los Angeles, California. Along with his niece Zina Davis (Mark) and Kevin “Spud” Monroe (Carina) James leaves a host of nieces and nephews and friends.

Funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 12, 2020, 11:00 AM at Judkins Colonial Home, 428 West 4th Street, Plainfield, NJ. Friends may call at the funeral home from 10:00 AM until time of service.

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Judkins Colonial Home
428 W. 4th Street
Plainfield, NJ US 07061
Thursday, March 12, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Service
Judkins Colonial Home
428 W. 4th Street
Plainfield, NJ US 07061
Thursday, March 12, 2020
11:00 AM