RIVER VALE, N.J. -- James Robert Amadei, of River Vale, died on Saturday, Jan. 14. He was 78.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, Amadei earned a bachelor's degree in business from New England College in New Hampshire. He was an Army veteran and an avid golfer.
Before he retiring in 2001, he was an insurance agent with American International Group in New York City for 45 years.
Amadei is survived by his children, Todd Amadei, and Siobhan Amadei-Heafy and her husband Colin; grandchildren Chelsea, Nicholas, Cassandra, Brendan and Kyle; and companion Marianne Lasecki.
He was predeceased by his sister, Ann Marie McCartney.
Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 18, at Vander Plaat-Caggiano Funeral Home, 13-31 Saddle River Rd., in Fair Lawn. A 10 a.m. funeral mass will be held on Thursday, at Church of the Presentation, 271 West Saddle River Rd., in Upper Saddle River. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery, in Woodside, Queens.