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James F. Scocca

October 28, 1928 - May 7, 2022

U.S. Veteran

Burial Date May 7, 2022

Funeral Home Layton Funeral Home

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James F. Scocca, 93, of Stuart, Florida passed away on Saturday, May 7, 2022 at Cleveland Clinic Martin South Hospital in Stuart, Florida.

He was born in Bayonne, NJ on October 28, 1928, a son of the late Joseph and Mary Ferrante Scocca.  He grew up and lived in Bernardsville for many years before moving to Stuart, Florida some 25 years ago.

Jim was a graduate of Bernards High School in Bernardsville where he excelled on the football team and was part of several championship teams.

He was a US Army veteran of the Korean War.

Mr. Scocca was a general contractor having owned and operated Scocca Brothers, Inc. in Bernardsville for 45 years.

He was predeceased by his brother, Peter J. Scocca, who died November 3, 2001.

Jim is survived by his wife, Carolyn Long Scocca; his sister, Gertrude Petrozzo of Bernardsville; and by three nieces and two nephews.

A private entombment service was held at Somerset Hills Memorial Park, Basking Ridge on Thursday, May 19.  A memorial mass will be held at his home church in Stuart, Florida.  Arrangements are by Layton Funeral Home, 475 Main Street, Bedminster.