Parsippany Unveils Plaque in Memory of James Vigilante

Clubs and Organizations

March 27, 2014

From: 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.