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James J. Grace, 99, of Hamilton, passed away Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at his daughter’s home in Columbus.

Born and raised in Trenton, Mr. Jim resided in the Yardville Heights section of Hamilton for more than 65 years. Jim graduated from Cathedral High School, Trenton, at age 16 and was an elevator operator at St. Francis Hospital, Trenton. He went on to work for Roller Bearing Co. of America, W. Trenton, and retired from there in 1983 after more than 50 years of service.

He was a longtime member of St. Raphael’s Holy Angels Parish, the St. Raphael’s Holy Name Society, was a former member of the White Horse Volunteer Fire Co., and was a Charter Member of the Knights of Columbus Post # 6213, Hamilton. Jim loved to play golf and was a member of the Princeton Golf “Hole-in-one” Club. He also enjoyed dancing, gardening and trips to the beach.

Son of the late John M. and Kathryn E. O’Loughlin Grace, brother of the late John M. Grace, Jr., Sister Mary Marcella Grace, OSF, and Katherine Klink, father-in-law of the late J. Stephen Kurtz, MD, and husband of the late Peggy Ann Grace, he is survived by his son and daughter-in-law James Jeffrey and Nancy Grace, his daughters and son-in-law Jane G. Kurtz and Patricia and Glenn Steel, 6 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be Monday, May 8, 2017, at 8:45 AM from Kingston & Kemp Funeral Home, 260 White Horse Ave., Hamilton (www.KingstonandKemp.com).

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 AM at St. Raphael’s Church, 3500 S. Broad St., Hamilton.

Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, 1200 Cedar Lane, Hamilton.

Relatives and friends may call on Sunday from 5 to 7 PM at the funeral home.

Due to cemetery restrictions concerning flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Jim’s honor to Moorestown VNA, 300 Harper Drive, Moorestown, NJ 08057 or, online, at fundraising@moorestownvna.org.