James Cahill

James E. Cahill, passed away February 13, 2020 with his family by his side during his last two days at Vassar Hospital, Poughkeepsie, NY. He was 80 years of age.

Born September 14, 1939 in Beacon, NY to Helen and John Cahill, he attended St. Joachim’s School and graduated from Beacon High School in 1957.

Jim served in the Navy from 1960 to 1962 and was then employed by IBM from 1963 to 1999.
He worked for a short time at Miro’s Restaurant where he met his wife, Nina Orsini. On January 30, 1965 they were married at St. Joachim’s Church in Beacon.

Jim was a parishioner of St. Joachim’s Church and a past member of the Knights of Columbus. He belonged to the Elks club, the Beacon Boat Club, Beacon Engine Company, and Mase Hook and Ladder. A life-long sports fan, he enjoyed watching the Mets and the Jets. He was a skilled fisherman and an avid golfer. He was a member of the Southern Dutchess Country Club for many years. Jim loved the ocean. He and his family spent many summers vacationing at Sea Isle City, NJ. He and Nina enjoyed traveling to Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and Eastham, Cape Cod regularly.

Jim is survived by his loving wife, Nina, and his three children: Eric of New Windsor, Michele of Beacon, and James of Alexandria, VA and his wife, Ann Croft. He was beloved Poppy to five grand-children: Tina Lentini, her husband Michael Lentini, Joseph, Sophie, Michael, and Violet; and two great-grandchildren Mia and Luca Lentini.

He is also survived by his sisters Jane Rose and Helen Nuccitelli, and brothers-in-law Paul Nuccitelli and Lee “Butch” Hoyt as well as many nieces and nephews.
Jim was predeceased by his parents, his sister Mary Ann Haley, brother Jack, brother in law Robert Rose, sister in law Rose Marie Cahill and an infant daughter, Bridget Mary as well as his niece Lisa Pierce, nephew Johnny Cahill, mother and father in law Mike and Lucy Orsini, sister in law Mary Orsini Hoyt and brother in law Mickey Orsini.

His Family & Friends will gather on Friday, February 21 from 5-8PM at the LIBBY FUNERAL HOME, 55 Teller Avenue, Beacon. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered 10am, Saturday, February 22 at St Joachim Church, 51 Leonard St., Beacon followed by interment and military honors at St Joachim Cemetery, Washington Ave., Beacon. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to St. Joachim’s/St. John’s the Evangelist Church. To offer a message of condolence, donation or share a fond memory please visit: www.libbyfuneralhome.com

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  1. kathleen haley says:

    Jimmy’s greatest legacy is his unconditional love, devotion, and sense of humor toward his wonderful family. He will be greatly missed.

  2. Dennis Adams says:

    I had the pleasure to know Jim at IBM in East Fishkill from 1968 to 1975. We would meet after work on the shores of Fishkill creek trying to catch the lunker fish. He had an amazing sense of humor and we spent a lot of time laughing together.
    He was the only guy I knew who could bounce a quarter off the floor and catch it in his pocket. My condolences to the family for your loss. The world is a sadder place without Jim in it.
    Dennis Adams

  3. kathleen haley says:

    Jimmy’s greatest legacy is his unconditional love, devotion, and sense of humor he showered upon his wonderful family. He will be greatly missed.

  4. Judy Cahill says:

    Uncle Jimmy – you will be greatly missed! I will always remember your friendly smile and caring heart. We know your spirit has joined the rest of the family in heaven and now you are at peace!
    Love, hugs and prayers to Aunt Nina and the entire Cahill family…
    Judy Cahill

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