James Clifford

Obituary of James Francis Clifford

It is with great sadness that the family of James Francis Clifford announces his sudden passing at the Plaza Rehab and Nursing Center on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at the age of 58. James “Jimmy” will be lovingly remembered by his parents, John and Ann Clifford, his son Dillon Vanderwater-Clifford, daughter Siobhan Clifford, bother John Clifford, sister-in-law Mary Clifford, sisters Deirdre Clifford, Jacqueline Brigandi, brother-in-law Anthony Brigandi and ex-wife Greta Vanderwater. He will be fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews, Michael, Austin, Meghan, Shannon, Devyn, Gabrielle, Anthony and Deanna. Mr. Clifford was born January 27, 1963 in Manhattan, NY to John and Ann Clifford. He graduated from Ramapo High School. He worked as a carpenter for the New York City and Vicinity District Council of Carpenters Local 608. He enjoyed football and basketball with his family. He enjoyed his family and watching movies to the wee hours of the morning and was a die-hard Jet fan and Yankee fan. Those who so desire, may make memorial donations in memory of Jimmy to The American Diabetes Foundation With everyone’s health and NY regulations in mind, the number of visitors must be monitored. Mourners will be asked to be patient and must prepare to wait outside the building. Visitors will be cycled through while practicing social distancing so that all may have the chance to pay their respects. Please remember, the sick, elderly and those with compromised health, should avoid public settings Viewing will be held on Sunday, April 11, 2021 from 4:00 - 9:00 P.M. in Hodder Farenga Funeral Home, 899 McLean Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10704 A Mass of Christian Burial will be held. Our Parishes are also practicing recommended guidelines, limiting the number of people that may gather in church. Seating for family will be designated, and friends will be allowed in as room permits, however, this will be limited. If you would like to attend the Funeral Mass, please understand that seating cannot be guaranteed and you should be prepared to observe from a distance. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, April 12, 2021 at 9:30 A.M. in St. Barnabas Church, Bronx, NY Interment will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, NY


4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sunday, April 11, 2021
Hodder Farenga
899 McLean Ave
Yonkers, New York, United States


9:30 am
Monday, April 12, 2021
St. Barnabas Church
4343 Martha Ave
Bronx, New York, United States


11:00 am
Monday, April 12, 2021
Gate of Heaven Cemetery
10 W. stevens Ave
Hawthorne, New York, United States
(914) 769-3672
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