85, of Mountain Lakes, NJ, passed away at home on January 21, 2018 surrounded by his family. Born in Bayonne to William and Anne (Clarke) Connors, he was joined by siblings Ellen and William. He lived there, then in Mountain Lakes for nearly 50 years. Jim received an athletic scholarship to Fordham University, where he earned a B.A. in Economics, and later a Juris Doctorate. He was a corporate lawyer focusing on real estate. He is a member of the Bayonne High School and Hudson County Halls of Fame. Jim served his country as a navigator in the U.S. Air Force, attaining the rank of Captain. He was predeceased by his wife of 52 years, Ellen (Parks). Surviving are his children: William F., James J., II and his wife, Susann, MaryAnne C. Brennan and her husband, Michael Prevoznik, Kathleen C. Smith and her husband, James; grandchildren, Nell, Mary Kate, Beth, Allison and Jimmy Connors, Kady, Bubba, Jane and Bo Brennan, Connor, Jack and Maggie Smith; many nieces and nephews; sister-in-law, Isabel Shaughnessy. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Jim's memory to Morris Catholic High School, 200 Morris Ave., Denville, NJ 07834. Funeral arrangements by CODEY MACKEY Funeral Home, 107 Essex Ave., Boonton, NJ.