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James J. Cleary

6/22/1928 - 8/17/2020


CLEARY- James J. Passed at the age of 92 on August 17, 2020. Jim is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Edythe. He is the father if eight children -James (Lisa), Robert (Peggy), Kathy (Ed), John (Mai), Bro. Thomas, S.M., Mary Ann (Scott), William (Julie), and Debbie (Gary). 26 Grandchildren, and 2 Great Grandchildren. A proud Marine and a retired Inspector of the New York City Police Department, Jim rose through the ranks of the NYPD while studying law and then starting a law firm, Cleary and McCrystal. Friends may visit Wednesday, August 19, from 3pm – 8pm at the New Hyde Park Funeral Home, 506 Lakeville Road, New Hyde Park, NY. Mass of Christian Burial Thursday August 20, at 10:15 am at Notre Dame RC Church, 45 Mayfair Road, New Hyde Park, NY. Interment at Holy Rood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to in James’ name to support young adults with autism.


Wednesday, August 19

3:00 - 8:00 PM

New Hyde Park Funeral Home

506 Lakeville Road, New Hyde Park, NY


Thursday, August 20

10:15 AM

Notre Dame Roman Catholic Church 45 Mayfair Road, New Hyde Park, NY INTERMENT

Holy Rood Cemetery 111 Old Country Road, Westbury, NY In lieu of flowers, please donate to


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