James Michael Conroy

James Michael Conroy, 77, son of James Francis Conroy and Lura Evelyn Meader, passed away on Friday, May 28, 2021 at Hunterdon Medical Center. Born in Mendham, NJ, Mr. Conroy resided in High Bridge, NJ for most of his life. Mr. Conroy served in the US Navy during the Vietnam War. He was a Past Commander (1974-1975) and Honorary Life Member of the Chester American Legion Post 342, Morris County Commander (1989-1990), NJ State Vice Commander (2013-2014 & 2019-2020), NJ State Department Finance Officer (2003-2005), and Dist.1 MBR. Chairman (2014-2015). In addition to several roles in the American Legion, Mr. Conroy was a member of USS Franklin D. Roosevelt Re-union Association, a member of the US Navy Memorial, a Poll Worker for the Board of Elections and a Past President of the "I'm For High Bridge Committee." He worked for the NJ State Department of Corrections, retiring after 25 years of service.

He is survived by his wife of more than 54 years Kathleen Anne (Grupe') Conroy; two daughters, Kelly Anne Iselin and her husband Brian, and Heather Savage and her husband Michael; an adoptive daughter, Doreen Olivo; four grandchildren, James, Jessica, Christopher, and Elizabeth; five great-grandchildren, Paul, Faith, William, Chandler, and Mason; three siblings, Joyce Conroy and her son David Morgan, Stephen Conroy and his wife Barbara, and Phyllis Micchelli and her husband Nicholas; brother-in-law, Ronald Divita and his daughters, Jennifer Knaack and her husband Michael, and Catherine Janson and her husband Jason. He was predeceased by his parents, and by his brother, David Conroy.

Mr. Conroy's Life Celebration will include a visitation on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 from 2-4pm & 7-9pm. The American Legion will begin a service at 7:30pm, and it will be followed by an open sharing from friends and family. Interment with military honors will be held privately by his family at a late date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to American Legion Post 342, PO Box 342, Chester, NJ 07930.

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