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March 27, 2014From: Parsippany Area Chamber Of Commerce
A ceremony unveiling a memorial plaque for former councilman James "Jimmy" Vigilante took place on Tuesday, March 18 at Parsippany-Troy Hills Municipal Building, 1001 Parsippany Boulevard. Mayor James Barberio presented a Proclamation to Jimmy's mother, Mrs. Jayne Writt.
The plaque was placed on a wall of honor outside council chambers during the ceremony.
The proclamation read:
Whereas, The friends and family of James Vigilante, former Parsippany Councilman, are deeply saddened by his passing on Sunday, November 17, 2013 at the age of 49; and
Whereas, a lifelong Parsippany resident and 1982 graduate of Parsippany High School, James Vigilante served in the United States Air Force from 1982 - 1986, the New Jersey Air National Guard from 1986 - 1988 and Air Force Reserves from 2002 - 2013; and
Whereas, James Vigilante's enthusiasm for politics led him to serve as a Republican Committeeman followed by his service on the Township Council from January 1996 through December 2008, June through November 2012, as president from 1999 to 2001 and as vice president in 1998 and 2002; and
Whereas, as a man, a military officer, a friend and township official, James Vigilante leaves behind a memorial of good citizenship and a legacy of love and service to his country and mankind; and
Whereas, James Vigilante was a man devoted to his family, his friends, his community and his beloved country, and whose passing leaves us all with a deep feeling of sorrow for the loss of such an honored and respected citizen; and
Whereas, on this date, the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills, with the promise of keeping his spirit alive, is proud to unveil a plaque dedicated to the memory of James Vigilante.
Now, therefore, I, James R. Barberio, Mayor of the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills, do hereby extend sincere condolences on behalf of the entire community to the bereaved family of James Vigilante and pay tribute to a man whose sense of honor and commitment has endeared him to those who knew him.