James R. Gerace


James Raymond Gerace of Hewitt, NJ, passed away peacefully at his home on September 30, 2023 in the arms of his loving wife Nicole. He was 41 years old.

Born in New Rochelle, NY, on December 21, 1981, he was the son of Anthony and the late Patricia (nee Healy) Gerace.

As a two-time childhood cancer survivor, James was the epitome of a passionate fighter who took nothing for granted.  His survival defied the odds and he went on to create a beautiful life with his wife, relishing daily in all of life’s simple joys. James was a soulful and compassionate listener and had an innate ability to connect deeply with everyone he met. His greatest passions in his life were his family and friends, cooking, hosting holidays and events, and his beloved New York Rangers. James’ quick wit and humor brought laughs to everyone he encountered. James worked as a medical dosimetrist for Montefiore in White Plains, NY. Above all, James was a devoted and loyal husband and father.

James is deeply missed by his family and friends, and especially by his wife and son, to whose lives he brought immeasurable light, laughter, joy, and happiness.

James is survived by his beloved wife Nicole (nee Dinos), their son James “JJ”, and their precious beagle Josie; father Anthony Gerace and his wife Andrena; brother John Gerace; step-brother Tyler Gerace; mother-in-law Mary Dinos; father-in-law Nicolas Dinos and his partner Georgette Katsetos; and brother in-law Michael Dinos and his fiancé Laura Cavazos and his nephew Nicholas Dinos.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in James’ memory to the Ty Louis Campbell Foundation https://www.thetlcfoundation.org/ or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital https://www.stjude.org/


Private arrangements were made.

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My heart my soul has been torn apart this week. I can’t believe God has taken away such a loving caring person who cared and loved everyone He’s my son he’s my hero and he will never leave my thoughts Yout best friend ❤️
I'm so sorry for your loss. James was a lovely guy. I've chatted online with him for years about our mutual love of the New York Rangers and hockey in general. My deepest condolences to all the family.
Simon Kimbrell
Niki, JJ and all who loved James 💙 - I am sending you strength and love during this very difficult time and light filled with beautiful memories of James to bring some comfort. He was such a blessing to all who knew him. Keeping all in my prayers.
Rosa and Family
My condolences to James' family. I had the pleasure of teaching James at Salesian High School. James was an extraordinary young man in high school. He always had a smile on his face and we talked about the New York Rangers. Rest in Peace James.
Steve Macias
Dear Nicole and JJ, You have our Deepest Condolences and Sympathies on the passing of James. We are keeping both you and JJ in our Prayers and think of you every day. It is so sad, but know you are not alone. God Bless You All and R.I.P., James. Hugs from NH. Karen and Raul and Jim too.
Karen and Raul Cervantes
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